Book Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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Me Before You
Book: Me Before You

Author: Jojo Moyes

Plot: Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.

Rating: 4/5 stars

Review:

I can’t see the hype

Well I picked up this book to celebrate the release of the movie based on the book but in spite of being blown away by the trailer I still couldn’t see the hype regarding the book when I actually sat down to read the book.

Me before you undoubtedly has a great story. In fact a no nonsense story line is what I took away from the book. It does not have your miraculous turn of events or happy endings but something that is very plain and what would happen in real life. Having said that I would also say that the treatment of the book was very plain as the book is steady and there are no visible troughs and crests. It has a constant pace at times on the verge of being dipping into dullness. But you could gladly say that the book focuses on characters. The story is less focused compared to the characters. The book is more of a story of two individuals and in that regard the book is fully justified. If you are looking for a book that would have lots of twists and turns, then this not the book for you and on the other hand if you love the emotions and complexities of the characters and their growth and weakness, I think this book is perfect for that.

Its not you mad in love romance or getting through hardships sort of story. Me before you is more like a portrayal or human emotions, weakness and strength and because of which it isn’t filled with excitements, twists and turns. The pace is very steady and sort of monotone but even so it has a charm to it.

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Catch the trailer of the movie based on the book

 

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