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Review: Me Before You

So there’s a movie coming out later this year that looks like I’m gonna watch it. Turns out it’s based on a book. So I decided to go ahead and read it.

Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes

Louisa Clark is a 26 year-old who lives with her parents, her younger sister and her sister’s son in a small house in a small town. Her life isn’t very exciting; she has virtually no ambitions or dreams, and has no idea of what she wants to do or where she wants to go. After losing her job at a café and with the pressure of being the main bread-winner at home, she takes a care and companionship for Will Traynor, a quadriplegic young man who is very depressed due to his condition. What starts as a temporary job soon turns into a journey of discovery for both, and the bond that forms between them leads to a series of adventures.

Generally speaking, it is an entertaining read. It sometimes feels a little too slow, but it’s well-developed and it feels real. My main problem with it were the characters: I didn’t like them very much; they sometimes felt a little too cartoonish for me, and from time to time they were pretty annoying. Still, the plot, although predictable, was quite enjoyable. It’s a story about love, life, and the things that motivate us to keep going, despite whatever it is we are living.

I recommend it to those who enjoy stories about love and drama. It’s a relatively good weekend read.

  My edition:  Paperback, published in 2012 by Penguin Books.
My edition: Paperback, published in 2012 by Penguin Books.
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