Friday, January 30, 2015

Book Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

My book reviews will not tell you what happens in the story. 
Just a brief SYNOPSIS 

Take a "Bridget Jones" sort of vibe: With lots of blocs, bloody hell's and small town village pubs and mix it with brit sarcasm, love and understanding.

Synopsis:  Lou, a late 20 something woman who has a mediocre life (and boyfriend) finds herself out of job.  And Will, now wheelchair bound due to a freak accident who used to live a HUGE life. Adventurer, World traveler, cutting big deals is now quadriplegic.  Lou, grabs a job as a caregiver to take care of Will and the book! 

Me Before You is a story about choice, love and understanding. 

The story has its witty parts and I found myself laughing at some of the sarcasm and crying at its parts of heartache.  I have respect the author for writing a love story that's at the heart of love.  An intimacy that's not the obvious "sex" part.  A friendship developing between not only a man and a woman.  But a friendship developing among the classism between working class and ultra wealthy.

The Power of Choice

The story plays with the power of choice. Many of us ignore the power to choose how our lives will go.  We will make a ton of excuses on why we won't take:

A vacation
Take those swimming lessons
Start a business
Take an adventure out

etc, etc, etc.

Because we lack the resources, or time, or money.  But what if you lived your life without any excuses. The excuses that we've made for ourselves to not do the following, aren't they choices?  Who is really going to  stop you from making time, making more money and acquiring the resources to enjoy a better quality of life?

Overall it's a great book with great lessons of life, love and happiness.  You may need to break out tissue for some parts but this book is a recommended read!  Especially before the movie comes out!

Have you read it? Let me know in the comments below!  I'd love to hear what you thought of it.

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