Me Before You | In Which My Heart is Wrenched From My Chest.

Title: Me Before You

Author: Jo Jo Moyes

Genre: Contemporary. Ball of despicable tradgedy.

Published: July 30, 2013 by Penguin Books

   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


  • You know your heart? That thing? This book will slowly squeeze all emotion from it. Bye bye, happiness. Nice knowing you. While this is certainly not the most pleasant feeling, it leaves me in awe that a book can do this. Do you realize how powerful this makes the author?
  • You don’t even realize you love the characters. It just happens. One moment your life revolves around pie, the next all you can think about are these fictional people. It’s stressful and highly exhilarating.
  • The romance is PURE EMOTION. Superficiality? There is none. There is only the goodness of a beautiful slow burn. First friendship, then something more. Then—well. You’ll have to read the book.
  • You feel it. You feel what it’s like to paralyzed. You feel what it’s like not to be able to itch your nose, shift in your sleep, brush your hair. It’s tragic and important, what Jo Jo Moyes makes you feel.
  • There’s a lot of moral conflict going on. While I very much didn’t like the turn out of the toil, I enjoy reading of morally wrenching questions. They amuse me.
  • The Clark family is hilarious. That is all.


  • I was expecting something cute and up-lifting. I’m not sure why. Perhaps it was the movie trailer, maybe it was the fun font on the cover. What the story did give me wasn’t bad, it was just different. Just not what I was prepared for.
  • Some jokes I didn’t understand. The way it was phrased or worded was utterly confusing to me. Maybe it’s a British thing? AM I NOT POSH ENOUGH?


  • I love Will, but some choices he made frustrated me SO MUCH. Particularly one choice. Ahem.

Tragic and beautiful. Charming and cruel. This book has my heart. Still.

What utterly rude books have captured your emotions?