Tuesday 24 April 2012
Me Before You - Jojo Moyes
Despite the readathon I stayed up until late on Sunday finishing this one. I was warned that might happen mind you. First of all Louisa doesn't actually come across as 26. She comes across as a lot younger. Possibly because she is doesn't know what to do with her life and is happy just living her small life and not putting herself out there. It's not just that though, it's her way of looking at life too. Sometimes her younger sister seems older than her. It's not a flaw though because I actually liked her. I liked the fact that she was a bright and happy person who always looked on the positive side. I liked all the other characters too. Will is intelligent and despite the way he treats Lou at first he doesn't come across as bitter as what he could have been. The only character I didn't take to was Will's mum but you never really saw her point of view.
I'm not going into the whole debate of euthanasia. It's a touch subject and to be honest I would be here all day. Hat off to Moyes though for tackling the subject and she did it well I thought. She was able to show not just how the individual feels but how it effects those who love them. It did have me in tears mind you. I sobbed for the better part of 80 pages. Been a long time since a book did that to me. Was a pretty sight I'm sure.
Despite the subject it was a fairly easy read and, like I said already, one I couldn't put down. It did have a few pages from different characters points of view and I think I would have liked a little bit more of that but otherwise I very much enjoyed it.