Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
If you’re looking for a tear-jerking book then this is exactly the book I would recommend to you. Jojo Moyes just made every reader of this book cry. If you’ve read this book and never shed a single tear, I don’t know what you are. Surely, you’re not a human. Sorry not sorry. Because I believe nobody finishes this book without crying maybe a barrel or two of tears. That’s how sentimental this book is.
So this story is about a woman, Louisa Clark, who lives in a small town and has a very interesting sense of fashion, a girl who is contented with her life and is ready take any job just to help her family. Then there’s Will Traynor who lives in a castle. He was once a risk-taker, adventurous and ambitious type of guy but after a tragic accident, his life was turned upside down. The accident damaged his spine that caused his quadriplegia.
So these two persons with totally opposite characteristics gets to spend 6 months together due to Louisa’s desperate actions. Then eventually they fell in love but this love wasn’t enough to stop Will from going to Switzerland and undergo dignitas.
This book is just the most heartbreaking book for me. I don’t even know what to feel towards Will. I kind of hate him for leaving Louisa but at the same time I understand and respect his decision because a life where you’re fully independent to other people to the point that they have to spoon-feed you because you can’t eat by yourself is the kind of life you don’t want to live, especially if you’re a person like Will. And because of this, I admire his bravery. I also can’t help but pity Louisa, imagine falling deeply in love with a boy who you will lose inevitably. No girl deserves to feel that way.
This book is definitely a must-read. It will make you feel a whirlwind of emotions that’ll leave you thinking about it for days.
“Live boldly.Push yourself.Don’t settle.Just live.” – William Traynor