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“(Spoilers) I don't even know what I should be typing right now. My eyes are red, my nose feels stuffy, and my heart may be just a little bit broken. There is now way I will be able to write a coherent, intelligent review about this novel -- but then, that always seems to happen with the books I...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Book club. I enjoyed this book. Quick read and I came to care about the characters. A book I stayed up late to finish. ”Cathy R wrote this review 20 hours ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I enjoyed this book and found it thought provoking--I'd give it 3 1/2 stars.”Ashlie R wrote this review yesterday. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“a wonderful 3 hankie cry book... well written - could not put it down.”Carol Kantor wrote this review 3 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I read this awhile ago. It is dark, but yet compelling as all get out. The character development, depth & breadth of what goes on between the female caregiver & man are AMAZING. This was a book that will stick with me for a lifetime, much like the writing of Molly Ringwald (another amazing writer-who knew?)”Brooke R wrote this review 9 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A very touching story. It centers around two people, Will who is a quadriplegic, and Louisa, his new caretaker. It is a beautiful portrayal of what happens when two people have an unexpected impact on one another. However sad it may be, it still leaves you with some happiness...It's truly a wonderful novel, and I would suggest it to anyone.”Amy H wrote this review 11 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!”Anita wrote this review 13 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Will Lou find love while caring for a quadriplegic? Find out! A really romantic story... ”Elaine T wrote this review 13 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A great, quick read about a quirky caregiver and a grumpy quadriplegic and how their relationship developed into something enviable. ”Elizabeth S wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was okay. I guessed by page 50 that she would assist him with what he wanted. I didn't care for the mother at the end (but to give the author credit she kept the character consistent). I don't see what everyone is making such a big to do about this book. It was okay. A cheesy romance novel (minus the romance due to the fact he was a quadripeligic). , but an easy read. I agree with my friend Anna that it was a little conflicting when he said that they were the "best six month of his life," but I am killing myself. Oh, well. . .I am sorry that I suggested it to my book club.”annie g wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“(Spoilers) I don't even know what I should be typing right now. My eyes are red, my nose feels stuffy, and my heart may be just a little bit broken. There is now way I will be able to write a coherent, intelligent review about this novel -- but then, that always seems to happen with the books I truly love. So I will just try to say what I am feeling, and maybe add more on later.
Me Before You is one of those books that changes a small part of you. For the record, I adore those kinds of books. It's also one of those books that I bought without having read it first (as I try to borrow books from the library more often, because I hate wasting money on books I end up disliking). But after reading all the reviews raving about it, I just had to buy my own copy. The entire novel was something so unexpected as well. I didn't expect everything to play out as it did. I thought, since I'd heard it was a love story, that Will and Louisa would become a couple at some point in the book and that their romance would be more of a typical romance. I also thought that perhaps, Lou would be the one to end up supporting Will's decision after she fell for him. But I loved being wrong. I, of course, fell in love with so many characters in this book. Lou, Nathan, Will. Especially Will. The last 100 pages, maybe, had me feeling a rising sense of panic/dread/anxiety. I felt some regret that Lou had lost so much time with Will -- at least, it felt like a lot of time to me, considering he only had a few more days to live. Then the last couple chapters just had me weeping like a child. Now, I'm just left with a sense of sadness, but also of fulfillment and satisfaction. Moyes sure as hell knows how to manipulate her readers emotions like a master.
I won't go on and on about all the issues discussed in this book, except to say that I loved how Moyes didn't insist on turning the entire story into a politically fueled diatribe. Instead, she just focused on the individuals of the story, and how they were affected. All I can say is that Lou and Will's story has touched my heart, and that I will carry it with me, cherishing it along with all the other stories that I have fallen for.”