Me before You #1 Mig før Dig
Title: Me before you
Author: Jojo Moyes
Published in English: 2012
Dansk titel: Mig før dig
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2012
Finished Reading: August 2019
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely 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.
This was my first book by Moyes, and I must say I’m amazed. I watched the movie too, and it’s just as good. After I finished the book, I sat here crying for about ten to fifteen minutes, not knowing what to do with myself. I typically love simplistic covers, but a story like this needs something grand.
The characters are very likable and extremely realistic in the way they act. Lou is just a star and I loved her dearly, Will on the other hand was more difficult getting to like, but as he opened up, I fell instantly for him. After reading this, I regret some of the other five star ratings I’ve given out, and wish I could go back in time and change them. This is the stuff, the bar is set extremely high, and a book needs to be as good or better for me to be able to enjoy it as much as this I believe. This is the type of book that you can easily eat up in a day.
I’m not sure, even if I try, that I could say one bad word about this fictional book. Reading a few other reviews, I get the sense that people are taking the subject a little too serious. It’s a novel build upon fiction; it’s not something that happened in real life, so stop judging the book on that. The book is excellent! It’s dramatic and heartbreaking. One of those books you’ll remember one year from now, two years, an eternity perhaps. I’d recommend this to anyone. Doesn’t matter which gender you are nor if you like romance or not. This is an S class novel, and I will definitely read more of her.