I approached this book with a strange mix of excitement and trepidation. Excitement because I absolutely adored Jojo Moyes’ last book The Last Letter From Your Lover, and trepidation because of the subject matter.
Me Before You is about two people – Louisa Clark and Will Traynor – but it’s also about disability, Dignitas and the right to die. I trusted Jojo Moyes enough to assume it wouldn’t be a worthy or depressing read, but still… I was unsure.
I shouldn’t have been, of course. Me Before You is a wonderful book. It’s sad, of course, but it’s also life-affirming and funny and thought-provoking.
Lou and Will are absolutely gorgeous characters and Lou’s family – her hilarious dad, anxious mother and selfish sister are all completely convincing. As are Will’s parents, who are understandably struggling with their son’s new situation, but not necessarily in the way you may think.
I didn’t want it to end.