Me Before You

Me Before You

Hardcover | February 1, 2013

byJojo Moyes

not yet rated|write a review
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an ordinary life who has never been farther afield than her family's tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, now wheelchair-bound after a motorcycle accident. Will has always lived a huge life -- big deals, extreme sports, world travel -- and he's pretty sure he cannot live this way. Refusing to treat him with kid gloves, Lou sets out to show Will that life is still worth living.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$42.99

In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

Me Before You

Hardcover | February 1, 2013
In stock online Not available in stores
$42.99

From the Publisher

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an ordinary life who has never been farther afield than her family's tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, now wheelchair-bound after a motorcycle accident. Will has always lived a huge life -- big deals, extreme sports, world travel -- a...

Jojo Moyes was born 1969 in London, England. She studied at Royal Holloway, University of London and Bedford New College, London University. In 1992 she won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to attend the postgraduate newspaper journalism course at City University, London. She subsequently worked for The Independent for t...

other books by Jojo Moyes

Paris For One And Other Stories
Paris For One And Other Stories

Hardcover|Oct 18 2016

$27.28 online$34.00list price(save 19%)
After You: A Novel
After You: A Novel

Paperback|Jul 19 2016

$16.59 online$22.00list price(save 24%)
The Girl You Left Behind: A Novel
The Girl You Left Behind: A Novel

Paperback|Jun 24 2014

$12.50 online$22.00list price(save 43%)
see all books by Jojo Moyes
Format:HardcoverDimensions:632 pages, 8.5 × 5.7 × 1.4 inPublished:February 1, 2013Publisher:Thorndike PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1410455300

ISBN - 13:9781410455307

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Me Before You

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book This book was head over heels amazing!
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, love, loved it! One of my favourite books. You couldn't help but fall in love with the characters.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this book has great reviews for a reason READ IT! such s good read
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heart Breakingly Beautiful!!! I loved this book this book so much, that I bought it as a Christmas gift!
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing loved this novel couldn't put it down
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My New Favourite Book In anticipation of the upcoming movie release, I purchased this book so that I could walk into the movie with the full story. I'm glad I did: the movie was enjoyable, but nothing compared to this beautifully written and emotional masterpiece. Heart wrenching with just the right amount of humor and romance. I appreciate the research that Jojo Moyes had to have done to write such a detailed description of what Will Traynor had gone through. I could read this book forever.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO GOOD This book is one of those that needs to be read in one-sitting. It was so hilarious, relatable, and heartwarming. Really great read! These characters will stay with you forever.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! I couldn't put this book down! Such a great read!
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved Me Before You by Jojo Moyes is an absolutely amazing novel, both story wise and the writing style. Lou lives a simple life, always just accepting what she has and never dreams of anything better. Lou puts up with her exercise obsessed boyfriend Patrick, who is self centered, constantly tells her to lose weight and doesn’t treat her with respect, Lou knows she doesn’t love Patrick but he helps provide for her family but can not stand her matched boyfriend. Lou constantly feels under her sister’s shadow, since her sister gets all the opportunities although she got pregnant and dropped out of university. Lou constantly has to give up all the things she deserves in order to provide for her whole entire family. Will, a paraplegic who was so adventurous before his accident. In the novel they influence each other, making each other live to the fullest and fall in love in the process. Will’s parents hire Lou to convince Will not to commit self-suicide due to his dissatisfaction with life. I didn’t know what to expect, I saw that it was going to be a Major Motion Picture so it was safe to assume that the novel would be extraordinary but it was much more. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes teach life lessons that everyone should learn, lessons about how to enjoy what you have but also that If you have the opportunity to explore new things never to settle. Throughout the entire emotional story, as a reader I never failed to be bored, whether the dialogue between characters captured me or within my own mind I was always intrigued. The ending was absolutely heartbreaking but I am glad it was not a cliché ending. Louisa was a very easy character to connect with as well as Will; although he would seem to be a stock character, Moyes happened to make him completely different from the typical ‘bad boy’ character. Jojo Moyes created a beautiful piece of literature, one that will last beyond her time. This story leaves a significant impact on any reader; I definitely recommend this novel to everyone.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Beautiful Love Story I loved this book. It was witty and funny, amidst sadness and a tragic love story. It was a tale of putting others' needs above your own and the struggle between an unlikely couple.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captivating Loved this book and could not put it down! Great if you love a book that pulls at your heart strings
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite book by far! Loved this book! Not your typical love story but a great book. Couldn't put it down. Definitely a must read!!
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutley amazing! Could not take my eyes off the page, I loved everything about this book, it truly broke my heart, best love story I have read in a long time.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just WOW I'll be honest, I've started the book already knowing the end, so I wasn't expecting much surprises. Oh, how wrong was I... You just can't help but fall deeply in love with the characters and their mindS... And get your heart crushed Along with them. Litteraly. Crushed.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a great book! I loved the characters and the story. You'll need lots of tissues reading this.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my poor heart i picked up this book after seeing the trailer and had no idea how it would end at the time. needless to say i fell in love with the characters and their relationship only to have my heart broken into a million pieces at how their story ends. it was such a whirlwind of hope, sadness, but also happiness for Will in the end that i could not put down this book. Do yourself a favour and read this book!!!
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book I stopped reading books like these a few years ago. After some convincing from Chapters' staff, I gave in. Absolutely, love the book. It is not your ordinary love story. The characters felt real. I went back to Chapters and thank the staff for recommending to me.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! This book made me cry...IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL...SO SO SO BEAUTIFUL.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful story! This is such an honest, thought-provoking, and heartbreaking novel. It brings up difficult questions about a controversial topic, and it made me think about what I would do if I were in the characters’ shoes. I found myself unable to stop turning the pages, desperate to find out what happens next. This book is never predictable nor is it cliché. It is the kind of story that stays with you long after you have finished reading the last page! I highly recommend this novel. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really a good novel! Above and beyond love
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WONDERFUL STORY A tear jerker.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing realistic characters and world! I absolutely loved this book. I was a little hesitant as I had heard the subject matter was a little dark. Despite the heavy content. Moyes writes beautifully and realistically with loving wit thrown in throughout to soften the content. Laugh out loud funny and ugly cry ending. This is now one of my favourite books and I look forward to reading more by her!
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely There are a lot of mixed reviews on this one.I liked it a lot. Any book that can make me cry gets points from me. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it! I bought this book awhile ago and I am in love! I bought "After You" as soon as I could!
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Entertaining #plumreview Somewhat predictable but enjoyed the characters. An easy read.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Enjoyed this book! I really enjoyed this book and I was sad when it was over. I really enjoy the light hearted writing style of Jojo Moyes and the characters that she developed throughout the novel were very enjoyable and realistic and easy to relate to. I have now read two novels by Moyes, and I cannot wait to read more of her works!
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very enjoyable I really enjoyed this novel. It has such a good story and the characters are very rounded and dimensional. I'm glad I picked up the novel, the movie absolutely pails in comparison.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i LOVED this book I thought this was such a cute story that really made people think! It was very well written and I really wasn't sure how it would end until I got to the final chapter. I would recommend this book to anyone!
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute and Easy to Read While it wasn't an extremely original and a bit predictable, it was a very cute and fun story! There were a bit of controversial themes surrounding disabled peoples in it, and that may bother some people, but for the story and characters itself, extremely likable!
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a good story I watched the movie before reading the book. As usual, the book is soo much better than the film. There is so much to this story, it is not your typical novel. It is easy to lose yourself in the story and not put the book down. Such an incredible book!
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down! I absolutely loved this book. I fell in love with Lou, Will and their story. It was heartbreaking, funny, and tragic all the same. I was so captivated by the story line and the characters that I had to take a little break to recover before reading After You. It touches on many different subjects - free will, quality of life, finding your own path in life, and moving on. I strongly recommend.
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this book! Bought this book for a school assignment and fell in love! very touching!
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Alright I got sucked into the hype with this book. I thought it was predictable but was an easy summer read.
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Book is Life WOW!!!!! SUCH AN AMAZING BOOK!!!!. Definitely a must read and worth your money. It was beautifully heart breaking and tragic I just love it. Thank you Jojo Moyes for creating this world of perfection :) :) :)
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK It was an ok story with an ok plot and ok characters. The plot was fairly predictable but did included some loaded subjects mainly one's right to die.
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing page-turner of a book! This book was an amazing page-turner, I loved it! It has a great story-line and surprises. Really enjoyed reading it. Has a few funny part in it also! Would highly recommend this read.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Good This was a great book! Easy to get lost in it for hours and not realize time is going by. I saw the movie first so I knew what was going to happen but the book is more involved and in depth. It stays with you after you finish it
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Read Absolutely adored this book, I cried multiple times.
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting Read Raised some good questions and created some interesting conversations.
Date published: 2016-08-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting Raises some interesting questions and created some good conversations.
Date published: 2016-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Very good book
Date published: 2016-07-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not like Just finished reading this and it took me nearly 5 months to get through, I usually get through books this length in 2 weeks. The plot was so predictable and boring, and the characters felt very two dimensional. I especially hate the ending because **SPOILER ALERT** the main guy kills himself because he can't live with being disabled. What kind of message is that sending to young disabled people, because that's who the book is being marketed towards. I felt that the entire book was incredibly ableist, and I can't believe that this is supposed to be a "feel good, happy, rom-com" when it was just disgusting. Overall, if you're thinking about reading this, just don't, save your time and read something by another author.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read it in one sitting! Its a funny and sweet novel that I could not put it down. If you are a fan of chic lit with a twist, you'll love this one.
Date published: 2016-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC STORY...WOW!!!! I LOVED this book. It shows compassion towards handicapped people from A to Z. A beautiful love story. One of the BEST ROMANCE books that I have ever read. BRILLIANT story. Lovely writing. A page turner! I HAVE TO SEE THE MOVIE.
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sob fest Looking for a good cry? This is the book for you, not only a good cry it's also funny, descriptive and over all a great book. You will instantly fall in love with the characters.
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok but not great *Spoiler alert, maybe* The plot for me was predictable. I wished there was a moment where Will thought about changing his mind. I wanted more dialogue between the two main characters instead of just reading what Louisa was thinking the whole time. She was supposed to be chatty after all. There were definitely some good twists but for me the ending was not as poignant as I would have liked. Andddddddd it took so long for them to kiss...sorry I'm just a girl after all.
Date published: 2016-06-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from EHHHHH..? i ordered this book from the library on an audio book and i came out extremely disappointed. what i did like was jojo's great writing. the characters in this book felt very much alive and full of life (especially Louisa Clarke). what i didnt like about this book was the strong sense of ableism. bacisally i felt that at every moment will was devauled and only used as a plot devise. i also didnt like how the entire plot of this story was to make louisa more happy and to have a life and not will's. i also felt like how the characters didnt really hlp will at all. there was no talk of seeing a therapist or talk to other quadriplegic people and get real help. now i will stil read more books by jojo moyes because i did like her writing but i didnt like this book
Date published: 2016-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely AMAZING I bought this book 2 days ago, and finished it in a day and a half, it's that good.. It makes you want to know so much more that you just can't put the book down. It's an amazing story, it makes you happy but also sad at the same time, safe to say I cried a few times. Best book i've read to date.
Date published: 2016-06-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just a good book. I can not say that this was my all-time favorite book. Although it was a great book, there was nothing that emotion-triggering about it up until the end. It was a lot like the movie "The Intouchables", but a love story instead. This book did bring up a controversial topic into fiction literature, and through that, many characters got to express different views on the topic, which was interesting to read. PS: DEFINITELY read before watching the movie.
Date published: 2016-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book I could not be happier with this book. It was a light and easy read that I just couldn't put down. I will definitely recommend this book to my friends.
Date published: 2016-06-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wasn't Great This book definitely isn't wasn't worth the price. I went into the story not knowing the ending, but when I found out I was very intrigued to read how that difficult topic was going to be wrestled with by the characters.... The characters were loveable enough, but I kept wanting more especially from Will and the main Lou. The switching of the perspectives in the latter portion of the book was kind of a lazy way to tell the story. I never as a reader truly got inside the mind of any of the characters beyond the superficial (Lou was only slightly deeper... but even then it wasn't very reflective). You could already piece together the entire characters within the first few paragraphs.... Seemed like a fluff piece that was made with a hollywood movie in mind at some point. Overall if I'm going to be investing time and money into a book this wouldn't be it. Save yourself both and just see the movie instead.
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this Read this book in less than a week. I absolutely fell in love with the characters and their lives. An amazing and not your typical love story. It is full of love, life, lost and heartbreak, it will definitely bring tears to your eyes. It's a must read! Total page turner!
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Whirlwind of emotion What a beautiful and emotional book. With every turn of a page it sends you on a whirlwind of emotions from happy to sad to all the feels inbetween. You feel yourself being pulled in two different directions between Lou and Will. Always routing on Lou to do her best in hopes to help will, but at the same time trying to understand and see the way Will feels from his perspective of his situation. Although it is quite predictable on how the story pans out, you do feel invested in the characters and still go through all the emotions as if you didn't know the outcome. Overall this book was beautiful and beautifully written. I would recommend this book to anyone who asks about it.
Date published: 2016-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Going for an emotional rollercoaster ride! I loved this book! I could not put it down! The journey that Jojo Moyes writes about Lou and Will is beautiful. I laughed and definitely cried! After finishing it, I had to re-read my favourite parts. A must read!!
Date published: 2016-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Favourite Book I laughed, I cried, and cried some more. I couldn't put this book down.
Date published: 2016-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Would Recommend! I bought this book knowing I would probably like it. I was not disappointed. It has a good story, moves along at a regular/sustained pace, the characters are lovable in their own way, and there is no pretense of perfection. You know not to expect a fairytale ending, and that's alright. From the beginning, I was hooked, and I would recommend this read to anyone. Make sure you have tissues if you get easily emotional.
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intense and Quirky- A Rare Find! I got through this book way too fast, despite my best efforts to put it down and walk away from it. Although it was a quick read, that is not because of poor writing; the writing is perfect and it is impossible to draw yourself out of the world in the book. I walked around like a mope the whole time I was reading it, and for days after. It's one of those books that made my heart hurt, and completely consumed my thoughts. I just wish I could go back in time and read it again for the first time. Definitely a must read.
Date published: 2016-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YES !!! Please read this book before the movie comes out, the story is beautiful, fun and well-written!
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Intoxicating - A Must Read! I read this novel in a 30-hour time frame, even though I was trying to force myself to put it down so that I could be a part of Lou and Wills world just a while longer... Still, weeks after reading it, the story and themes are in my thoughts every day. Once you finish this book, you by no means are done with the intricate and breathtaking story of Me Before You. An absolute classic that I am getting everyone I know to read. Thank you, Jojo Moyes for giving me this reality to escape into.
Date published: 2016-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE absolute must read Just finished my second reading of this fantastic book, in anticipation of the movie coming June 3rd. Me Before You has been a personal favourite of mine for years. I’m fairly certain I have talked to almost everyone I know about the book at some point. I have worked for Indigo for almost many years, and I am 100% serious when I say I have never received more enthusiastic, consistently positive feedback about any book recommendation I have given than I have for Me Before You. Friends, family members, co-workers – everyone makes the effort to come back and tell me how much they loved Louisa & Will’s story. This book is not your standard ‘chick lit’ – it is book about two very ordinary people in an extraordinary situation, and is written with equal parts humour and heartbreak from a very talented writer.
Date published: 2016-04-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Why am I not enough for you? Contains Minor Spoilers: Me Before You first grabbed my attention when it's movie trailer was first released. I was so overwhelmed with emotion, I just knew that the book would make me feel that way and possibly more. So off I went asking for a copy for my birthday, after receiving a copy I wasted no time at all in starting it. I always hate when people say "Don't judge a book by it's movie.", it's usually always correct, especially in this case. By just watching the trailer, I had assumed a bunch of things when going into the book. Most of which turned out wrong. Me Before You is not primarily a romance, sure it's sort of there, but it's definitely not focused around it. Me Before You is a book of trying to convince Will to live, to show that life can still be like the way it was before the accident. With this being my first read with a quadriplegic, or really my first experience in general with one, I did not know what to expect, but it wasn't what I got. From where Will started off, to where he ended up, I understood why he didn't have the motivation anymore. To live a life of travel, adventure, and excitement then suddenly not being able to do those or really anything anymore, it was be devastating. If I were put in a similar situation, I would hope that my parents would respect my wishes. To be completely honest, I did not find anything romantic in the novel at all, it was all so bland for me. We were given a bland relationship between Louisa and her first boyfriend, then we were given the relationship that was Will and Louisa. But really, in same ways that could be only considered one sided because of the way Will treated it. Then there was the way Louisa viewed it, just because you made someone fall in life with you, that doesn't mean you're going to change their perspective of their life. Where the novel was bland, the movie trailer depicts that the film will probably be taking a different route when it comes to the story, which will probably be for the best. I'll definitely be seeing it in the near future, reading the novel's sequel on the other hand, that won't be happening. http://ohanareads.blogspot.ca/2016/03/book-review-me-before-you-by-jojo-moyes.html
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I read a lot of different types of books, and this one kept me captured. Jojo Moyes makes you fall in love with all her characters. It was definitely hard to put down. I've read many books in my lifetimes and some as sad as Fault in Our Stars and I identified them as heartbreaking but it never brought me to tears. I have never cried reading books... but this book... I was fighting hard not to. It's fortunately not the whole book that's a tear jerker but it's definitely worth a read! Love it!
Date published: 2016-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book I've read in a long time!!! This book definitely will hold a special place in my heart from now on. I'm generally a slow reader but I read this fairly large book in 3 days! Could not put it down! I don't think I have ever been so invested in book characters in all my life. The author writes with great flow as well. This book will make you cry however! You will cry A LOT. However, it will also make you ponder your own life. Read it people!
Date published: 2016-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it and recommended it to friends The story is great and the writing keeps you glued to the pages not wanting to put it down. Read it in 2 days. Love it and I can't wait to see the movie. More important can't wait to read the sequel After You. Waiting for it to come out in paperback and will buy it first thing.
Date published: 2016-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What A Loaded Book ... WOW Wow ... Heading into this book I was aware that it was a tearjerker; but I somehow envisioned a lighter read than this. Not to say that I was disappointed; I was completely enthralled with this novel and its characters. I felt that the author put a great amount of time and research into crafting a topical plot whilst portraying the characters and situations as accurately and fairly as possible. Moyes has really made me think about the quality of life and living to ones' potential. Additionally, through the plot Moyes has established a good argument for and against Dignitas and assisted suicide. Ultimately, "Me Before You" was an insightful and entertaining read. That being said, I did take exception to Louisa’s family. I found them to be unduly cruel to their oldest daughter; who by the way was the main breadwinner for the family. To put it simply ... I binge read "Me Before You" in just over a day. I just couldn't seem to put it down. All in all, It is fair to say that this book is one that will be sticking with me for some time. Next up I shall have to obtain a copy of the follow up, "After You."
Date published: 2016-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant! It's A Must Read! I wish I've read this book earlier because this book made me feel happy and heartbroken throughout the entire book. Jojo Moyes you got me to love your characters and even cry at few times, which is hard to do. Once I picked up Me Before You, I could not put it down! Started reading it at 6pm and stayed up until 3am to finished over half of it and then finished it around 5pm the next day! I didn't expect what exactly would happen but once those tears came I cried until the end of the book. Lou our main character is living a simple life, working at a local coffee shop, lives at home with her parents in a small house. Then the coffee shop ends up closing leaving her jobless. She then finds a job as a caregiver to a paraplegic who has no function except his arm and his face. Will. What has started off as a horrible job for her turns into a love where life and death comes to the forefront. I really loved Lous as a character because she is different and can bring a smile to anyone she meets. I did not like her boyfriend Patrick, he cared too much about himself and not about his relationship with Lou. Now on to Will. *breath* I adored him. He was funny and when Lou came into his life it brighten him in ways that many would not understand. They formed a special bond then eventually bloomed slowly into romance. It felt real. There is not that insta-love that normally happens in books, and Jojo Moyes did an amazing job with his character and you can see how he did want to be strong for his parents and even for Lou (currently crying while writing this review). I even loved all the secondary characters! Me Before You is definitely one of my favorite books and has given me a new perspective to live life to the fullest because you may never know what will happen the next day. It definitely ripped my heart into little pieces near the end but it was worth it. If you haven't picked up Me Before You, go get it immediately, you will not regret it as it is one unforgettable read. It will one book that will forever be on your mind! Very excited to see the movie as well in June!
Date published: 2016-02-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ugh This was drivel of the worst kind. Every cheeseball cliche the author could throw in, was. Super predictable fluff. If you want an easy, bland read that won't challenge you in any way, go for it, but PLEASE do not go into this thinking that this is the next great read. Honestly, not even a good one. I'm giving two stars instead of one only because there weren't any obvious spelling/grammar mistakes.
Date published: 2016-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO Good I bought this book because I saw it on a bunch of book lists. And I'm a sucker for a love story. Although this book was somewhat predictable, the journey to get there was incredible. I read the book with a hope that it would have a surprise at the end, but it was amazing either way. Definitely read with a box of kleenex near the end!
Date published: 2016-01-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Easy read (3.5 stars) Easy read but a bit too predictable. It was interesting to read but not enough to convince me to read the sequel.
Date published: 2016-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Me before you This was a very good book. This was a very controversial topic about ones rights as a human being. Only we ourselves know what we can endure. I enjoyed the characters and the family life was spot on. There is some sad parts have your Kleenex ready.
Date published: 2015-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it.... One of the best book ...once u started reading it u can never put down until u finish it...
Date published: 2015-09-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Read in about 2 days Great book stayed up reading at night! My first book by this author I'm now looking at which one to read next
Date published: 2015-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable; could not put it down. Absolutely fantastic; I literally could not stop reading it once I started. Highly recommend it to everyone!!!!
Date published: 2015-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loveeeeeee Lou lives her life in the most simple way, working at a coffee shop, living at home with her parents, grandpa, older sister and nephew presents a challenge in their small home, but she's learned to make it work. When the coffee shop and works at ends up closing, she's stuck with being unemployed and finding a suitable job. That job is a caregiver to a paraplegic Will who loses function in almost all parts of his body except his arm and face. What starts off as an innocent job turns into one of love where life and death are literally at ends. I didn't know what to expect with this, all I knew was that it might be a sad book. Though I didn't cry, I did tear because most of all you were gunning for something other that brutal ending. I can understand why it was done but gosh, my heart is still broken :( I loved the characters. Here are all these wonderful flawed characters who are simply broken and finding each other just makes them better. I loved this romance. It's unlike any I've read because there's no instant love at all, just instant dislike. That for me presents more of a challenging romance and I always love how the Moyes weaves in problems at every turn. I liked Lou and her ability to be sunny and bright while Will is a true pessimist. Not like you can blame him for all the pain that he's in. I pretty much disliked Patrick so that would be interesting to see how Matthew Lewis would play him. Here's a book that will pull at your heart and then rip it to pieces at the end. People warned me so I was ready but still.. I wasn't ready for the onslaught of emotions..Jojo Moyes has the ability to make you care about her characters that they become so real and memorable. Loved this one..I'm still broken by that ending.. Why oh why do adult books need to be so realistic.. *sighs* Me Before You will have readers crying for more closure even if it's something we all knew at the get-go. This is one sad depressing read but it's so full of heart that you need to pick it up and see for yourself.
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not your average love story I wanted to read the book before the movie comes out and I did not regret it. YOU NEED TO READ THAT BOOK. Its funny, its sad and heartwarming.. I loved it much more than I thought I would and already miss the characters. I can't wait for the sequel.
Date published: 2015-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Read it on a dare...and loved it Ok, here's the deal with this book that I only read because I was challenged to "be less of a snob," as some people would put it. When chick-lit looking books start dealing with weighty ethical issues; AND have characters I already miss; AND cause some heartbreaking catches of your breath; AND force you, force you to stay up way past your bedtime reading and arrive at work physically and emotionally exhausted, AND end up being an excellent story all at the same time...then it's certainly worth many stars. And a sheepish admission that other people were right about it. Now excuse me while I go recuperate with some dusty Latin tome.
Date published: 2015-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More to You "Me Before You" is chick lit, yet it isn't and has tremendous depth to it; it was predictable, but it wasn't and only followed a reasonable chain of events; it was clichéd, although who are we kidding, assisted suicide, or appreciably the term 'dying with dignity', in a chick lit story is hardly a cliché. So everything you might think of "Me Before You" won't hold up – it's a thinking person's contemporary love story that, well, guarantees a few tears at least. Like all romantic tales, the story of Louisa and Will could have gone in only two directions: a happily-ever-after, or, not. Somehow, Jojo Moyes has managed to blend both to give a bittersweet narrative, one that I'm not sure I like yet know is the only logical way to put a full stop at the end of this arc. As with the next arc in this story, I'm unsure too of what to make of the upcoming sequel, After You, yet I know it's a necessary piece to fill in.
Date published: 2015-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Um......wow No spoliers. It is just simply a fascinating book that has realistic components that makes you understand their world better. It is very easy to read. Stayed up late for 2 nights trying to get what is next. It is definitely a 'reread' type of book.
Date published: 2015-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting This is a very interesting book related to assissted suicide, as well as portraying family struggles, friendship, understanding and loss. It is beautifully written and i did not want to put it down.
Date published: 2015-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from You'll Fall in Love I cried. It's a interesting story, that starts off vaguely like Beauty and the Beast to me. Young girl forced to work in a castle to help out a beastly (personality, not in looks) young man. It developed beyond that, and gravitated towards Lou's quirkiness and her own inner demons. This story took me by surprise, I thought I had the story pegged. You will thoroughly enjoy this book, but be prepared for some tears!
Date published: 2015-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book!!! One of the best books I have read in a while. A wonderful and pure love story. Keep some tissues handy. You are going to need them. Can't wait for the movie next year.
Date published: 2015-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not your average chick-lit This is the first book I read by Jojo Moyes, but it won't be last! It was beautiful, and brought me to tears (which NEVER happens). We chose it for our book club because it's an easy read, but offers much to debate/discuss. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2015-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A favourite Love this story! The characters are so interesting and fun and ordinary but the journey is not ordinary. I laughed, cried, cheered, and was unable to set it down. The protagonist's trek is one you won't want to miss. A novel I have read 3 times to relive the experience. Loved it!
Date published: 2015-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I don't know what it is about this book, but it's so good! Seems long but one of the easiest and best reads.
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Makes you think and feel I loved the different perspectives in this book. The characters were quirky and real. I've thought about this book for months after I read it, the author was able to transport me into a different perspective that I had never thought about before and has changed the way I see people in their varying situations. This is one of the books I always recommend to others. It feels like the emotions and everything that's going on in this book are an example of what is happening to people in little tiny clusters all over the world. Me Before You gives different perspectives on how we each deal with pain, and disappointments, and love. It also brings up questions of our family; how we relate to our brothers and sisters and parents and shows how perspective can determine how we treat other people. Also I took away the thought that if we do make assumptions about people we are not necessarily actually seeing reality. I felt like this book caught me by surprise, I wasn't expecting it to have such an impact on my thinking Be careful though you could get hooked on Jojo...
Date published: 2015-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard to put down I read this book as part of a book club with friends and it has become one of our favorites. I quickly became attached to the characters and found that I really cared about what happened to them. I was thoroughly engaged in the story and found it difficult to put the book down. It is in essence a love story but not a traditional one by any means, which I enjoyed. It also opened my eyes to the world of those who have disabilities. I highly recommend this book, especially for a book club because there is no shortage of topics to discuss and debate.
Date published: 2015-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would definitely recommend. This is one of the best books I've ever read. I couldn't put it down and was sad when it was over. You will experience every emotion reading this book, well written and had me interested from the very start.
Date published: 2015-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely a keeper I have never before got close to the end of a book and began at the beginning again. I just didn't want it to end! Very thought provoking. Loved the characters. Definitely something that I will read again. I have purchased three copies to date because I can't give mine away just in case I don't get it back!
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Incredible What an incredible surprise of a book. It left me full of emotion and sleep deprived. The characters and story was capivating
Date published: 2014-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Terrific writing with sparkling touches of humour.
Date published: 2014-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! Excellent story...incredibly emotional and touching.
Date published: 2014-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great story This book was recommended to me by a friend's book club and I am presenting it as my pick for my book club. It is very thought provoking and will make for interesting discussion. I really enjoyed it.
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't settle. Such an amazing book that really makes you think about your life. The things we take for granted.. And how we get so immersed into being comfortable..
Date published: 2014-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have a box of tissues handy! This was my first Jojo Moyes book and I was well aware of her reputation for writing weepers. All the quotes on the back of the book seemed to confirm that I was expected to cry over this story. I enjoyed the characters and thought the plot was quite interesting and timely what with similar stories in the news lately. I kept reading and wondering if maybe the emotional impact was exaggerated. There were points that I felt sad for the characters but no tears had fallen. Then I got to the last fifty pages. Oh...my...god. I went through half a box of tissues. Okay everyone, you were right. This book is most definitely a weeper!
Date published: 2014-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Me Before You Excellent book, loved it
Date published: 2014-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Long but good Thought provoking to say the least. Thank goodness no Hollywood ending.
Date published: 2014-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Me Before You Loved it. Great read.
Date published: 2014-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard choices A bittersweet love story between two people who would have crossed paths had it not been for a tragic accident.
Date published: 2014-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Me before you Very compelling. Could not put it down. Jojo Moves depiction of love is warm and genuine.
Date published: 2014-08-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Me before you Very compelling. Could not put it down. Jojo Moves depiction of love is warm and genuine.
Date published: 2014-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Most Lovely love story This is one of the best novels I have ever read. It makes you laugh and cry and feel all the emotions of the characters. I was hoping for a miracle but understood where the end would take me. A truly wonderful love story I will treasure and highly recommend.
Date published: 2014-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Me Before You Great read. Get kleenex.
Date published: 2014-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Me Before You I have never sshed an actual tear wgen ready a book. Jojo Moyes had me on the edge of my seat and in tears
Date published: 2014-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read it I just finished this book (at 2 am)! It was a wonderful read. Such intricate character development and a thought-provoking story line. But it, you'll be glad you did.
Date published: 2014-05-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read. Good story, but somewhat predictable plot and resolution. Critics repeatedly mentioned it brought strong emotions throughout the story. I did not find it that much emotion-stirring. However, it does bring forth important issues such as end-of-life care and assisted-suicide.  
Date published: 2014-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartfelt! A friend recommended this book to me and I have never been so touched emotionally from a book before. Reading it has forever touched my heart.
Date published: 2014-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very reflective of the story line. First read by Jojo Moyes and I must say , wow! Beautiful, touching story that I have already suggested to everyone I know. A great buy for sure.
Date published: 2013-12-16