‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes

Me Before YoustarstarstarstarThis is the first book I’ve read by Jojo Moyes and I loved it! A compelling, easy read with a thoughtful and moving message. The story is written in an unsentimental voice yet conveys deep emotion. And it is not entirely predictable. I had a completely different ending in mind! It deals with a difficult moral issue that would be good for discussion. Perfect for book club.

Louisa lives a quiet ordinary life in a small town. She doesn’t have high aspirations but is content. When she loses her job, a series of events are set in motion that will change everything, even her own version of herself.

Will Traynor was a high flying rich, successful entrepreneur and world traveller, until the accident that changed his life. His new situation is joyless and sad and no one seems to be able to reach him, until Lou stumbles onto the scene.

This novel is romantic but not a ‘romance novel’. It’s probably best enjoyed by women, but I hesitate to label it ‘chick lit’. It’s better than that. I’m excited to have discovered this author and will definitely read her other books.

6 responses to “‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes

  1. What a compelling read. Could not put it down once I got into it. Indeed it conveys deep emotion. A great choice for Book Club.

  2. Glad you liked this book Joanne. Your review is right on! I hope our book club discusses it as well. Loved going to your book club when we were in Eton. My feet still feel great:)

  3. Thank you Joanne! I loved this book and just finished The Girl You Left Behind, which was good also! I’m on a kick of stories set in the U.K. and am reading Love, Nina now which is hysterical (though a bit raunchy in places).

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