|Part of the letter Will wrote to Lou after his death|
Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.
What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.
Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that.
What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.
The above taken from Goodreads.
I've read many rave reviews of this book hence when a friend lent it to me, I was ecstatic and started reading it! This is definitely a good and heavy read, with all the drama that is realistic in life. It actually started off like any other tragic accident. Somehow we would know what it is leading us to. Slowly but surely, it evolved into a lovely, funny and witty love story which blossomed either with or without them realising. And then reality bites toward the end with the denial and then acceptance which was tumultuous, sad and heart wrenching.
The storyline was beautifully written, with ups and downs, momentum just right. It piqued at the right moment, deciphered the feelings and scenes on the dot. It's so believable and had me 'in' the story as though I was witnessing it. Truly enjoyed this book.
Honestly, I may sound crude but I do agree and support Will's decision. I mean we can do the same to animals but why not humans? To name a few examples:
- When a dog is dying with a tumor, to avoid further pain, people will assists in it's death. Like a video which recently went viral in Facebook
- Same as horses, when they are hurt in wars and will not recover, they will be shot at to curb further suffering
There is no right or wrong in these grim situations. It is all up to the individual who is suffering. I have Google Dignitas as I thought initially it was just fiction. But lo and behold, it does exists. Below is a Wikipedia link if you want to know more:
Memorable quote: “You only get one life. It's actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.” Will Traynor
Goodreads rating: 4.30/5
My rating: 4/5
Author: Jojo Moyes
Genre: fiction, romance, contemporary
Series: Me Before You is book #1. Book #2 is After You.