Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.
Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.
A love story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?
I have to confess that I came across this book a tad bit late. (Unforgivably Late 😦 Sorry !!) But as the saying goes “Better late than never”:)
To tell you the truth, I was a bit bored at first. Maybe it’s that I have heard too many good reviews about it from my friends (These are mentioned below). There was the high expectation to be satisfied. The family drama was a bit confusing for me in the beginning, but few chapters forward, I was spell bound. I realized that the confusion was exactly what the author was aiming for, as Lou hasn’t yet lived to her full potential. There’s this one scene in which Will says “I just about exist”. I felt that it applied for Lou as well since she was also just existing until she met Will. And hence the title “Me before You”.
The process in which Lou discovers herself is interwoven into the story beautifully. One could feel when and how she let go of her limitations and set herself free. The point of views of Will’s mother and father, Nathan – the caregiver, Katrina – Lou’s sister, all give more depth to the story. Will’s shocking plan for his life is a bit to digest but nothing unbelievable, and his reasons are justly explained.
All in all, I would say that “Me Before You” is a poignant love story, which is to be read at least once in a lifetime. ❤ ❤ ❤
These are the reviews from my friends:
Nahla Saheer Me before you : touching story, well written.
Fadal Haris i have seen the movie . me before you👍
Arohi Pathak Wahal Me before you!! Do not watch the movie until you have read the book.. Movie is a perfect replica of the book.. they have not skipped anything.. very tiny changes towards the end. Both the book as well as the movie is a must watch!
Arohi Pathak Wahal Yes..it is quite natural to compare the book with the movie..and any book lover would tell you that they hate it when the movie tries to change the original story to suit their requirements..which is why I made it a point to tell you that this movie has done justice! So do watch it..you will end up mouthing the dialogues and it feels so good that even the slightest detail has not been spared..
Shirin Latheef Me before you! Get the second book too! You’ll cry for the first one, the second one not so much but it gives you closure 🙈
Shabana Abdurahiman Me before you 😓😓😓
It’s so heartbreaking !
Leaves you hoping and loving right till the end 💓
Now you know why I had to go and get this book 🙂
Until my next post,
Your ever- reading Nami 🙂