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Me before you book/audiobook review!
on 29 November 2017
I listened to the audiobook and I must say when I began listening I thought, Ah, I’m not going to like this whatsoever, but as soon as Louisa’s point of view came along I loved it. The woman who narrates Louisa does it perfectly... but don’t get me wrong the other narrators are great. I had to take at least a day before reviewing this book otherwise it probably wouldn’t make any sense. I really want to read it again now but in physical form.
Me before you follows Louisa Clark who gets a job as a carer for a Quadriplegic (when your paralysed from the neck down) Will who has an awful attitude and him and Louisa just do not like each other very much. Although as days and weeks past they become very close and builds a beautiful connection. This novel has such a beautiful story-line, with some amazing characters. I love Louisa’s spunky and spontaneous personality and throughout the book you can really connect to her, she has those ordinary girl next door vibes which I loved. Even though Will is paralysed from the neck down and can’t do nothing that he used too before the crash, he is so inspirational to Louisa, “You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.” (194) and shows her even though he’s stuck in a wheelchair and he thinks he can’t live his life to the fullest anymore, there’s nothing stopping Louisa to do so. Before going into this book I thought it was going to be one of those cheesy romance novels but it proved me wrong. Moyes shows in this novel that romance wasn’t actually her main aspects for it and that the novel is actually about two individuals from different worlds coming together, sharing adventures,new experiences and overall changing each others lives. It’s a heat-renching, emotional and romantic read, that I think all readers would love or should at least try.
PS: will definitely make you cry, so have some tissues ready.