Me Before You is extremely well written and filled with emotion from start to finish. The characters are written in such a way that one might even start to see people in their personal lives within them. It's romantically suspenseful and it will often leave you with the urge to exchange words with the characters.
The performance of the narrators made the story even better. They didn't falter in their performance and the tones that were used with each character fit perfectly.
If you want to listen/read to a book that not only tells a love story but also has a takeaway that should be applied to life, this is a great choice.
Busy mom trying to sneak in some reading while she drives
Such a fun read so far. Totally makes me want to be stuck in traffic ;) so that i could get a chapter in.
Louisa Clark is such a laugh out loud character and i love her.
It was sad. From beginning to end. It seemed like there wasn't one single far fetched thing about it. Just a story about people with varying backgrounds, how love can come up in the most unlikely of places. I am a sucker for a happy ending, not only was I deprived of that but it didn't even have a happy beginning or middle. Does this make it bad? No, but the climax of the story was a bit weak - and we were 90% the way through. I wanted more.
I knew how it would end, the entire story - but I sure wished I was wrong. I wasn't.
The narration was fine
It is a movie. I am going to see it this evening
This book had the makings of being something great, but it fell flat for me. None of the characters were built up enough to make you really love them. They were all quite bland,.
Conflicting, fullfilling, story
The readers were superb for this novel
Too many good ones to choose!
Can't wait to see the movie now
I thought i would strugle through the english dialect but after Loo meet Wil, i never noticed. I was just eager to hear Wills witty comments. Absolutelt loved thus book!
not sure why they would make this about him committing suicide. I've lost friends and family to suicide having a physical disability does not mean suicide is OK if it's wrong if you have a mental disability or are tired of getting bullied at school etc. so many kids are taking their lives these days and trying to put themselves out of misery by drowning their feelings with drugs and alcohol. it would be great to read about someone seeing that life is always worth living no matter what obstacles are in our way as literally every person on this planet has something to suffer from.
The author should have gave more of a perspective in Will's world. Will's story was completely ignored and instead of showing his life and his issues, JoJo made it about his family and Louisa. Me Before You was about everyone else putting their feelings and wants before Will's.
I really enjoyed Me Before You and how the various characters evoked emotions and opinions from me. I would have given this book a higher rating if the foul language had not been such an abrasion to me fully enjoying the story.
Hearing a book in the first person point of view narrated in one voice is a bit distracting. Lu lowers her voice and speaks as Will - and it just doesn't pull it off. This was true for all narrators speaking as one character but also having to speak the words of others.
The message about the right to die was presented quite well by the author- offering diverse viewpoints from different characters. It is a timely topic.
Otherwise, this would have been a sufficient romantic beach read. The dialogue could be a bit melodramatic at times.
I'd like to see the film, it would be interesting to see if the story can be better told in that medium.
3 1/2 ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫