The fact that this is well written hides the fact that this is a bunch of propaganda. And it is just out and out wrong! We have a young man, who is very smart, very articulate who is unhappy because he can't play anymore. He ignores the important things of life and is more concerned that he can't mountain climb any more. And we are expected to feel sorry for him.
I found this book very disappointing . First and for most it was absurd to imaging that a person in this type of medical condition with such a huge amount of Financual possibilities was sitting at home like a vegetable with no support system. It was ridiculously unrealistic and and degrading to women. The main caricature has no ambitions , is totally defined by her relationship with others. The only thing that gets her to even pause and think about her life is when she falls in love with a man that is condescending and would never have even looked at her let alone listened to her if he was not confined to a wheel chair.
The author should read a little more about paraplegics and therapeutic methods by fore taking on such a complicated subject.
This is the first book I've read by Jojo Moyes and I'll be on the look-out for more. The characters sprang vividly to life, their voices and personalities unique to themselves. And they are memorable. It will be a long time before I forget Louisa Clark and Will Trainer. The pacing was intense too. The story grabbed me on page one and never let go.
The one cautionary note I have to add is that looking at the cover design, this book looks to me like a fairy tale romance. It's not. In my opinion, it's so much more. But I think if you are looking for a formula American romance, you may be disappointed.
In these reviews, I always try to think of another writer to whom I can compare the style of the work. Moyes reminded me a little of Liane Moriarty, a little of George Elliot and a little of Kurt Vonnegut. But really, she's in a class all her own.
This is a story of great depth. The author takes you into a world that you probably do not know. The characters and what they experience will stay with you long long after you have finished the book.
This is the story of two people who under normal circumstances would never have met. But in their meeting and in their decisions, the lives they live you will experience the moral quandaries that they face.
You will laugh and you will cry but you will not want to put this book down.
This is a must read! I laughed and cried sad tears and happy tears. I just couldn't stop listening, got behind in my job because if it! I can't wait to listen to the next one, just amazing. A truly great story, highly recommend.
What could have been an inspirational, life affirming book instead chose to glorify and justify assisted suicide. Sad I gave my time to this book.
Knowledge is knowing the way. Wisdom is looking for an alternative, more interesting road to get there. Audiobooks are that road.
Good book, deals with emotional struggles of a young quadriplegic victim of an accident and his struggle with the meaning of life. Was his condition now considered a life he had envisioned for himself? Family and strangers must watch his struggle and attempt to show him that the chair which now imprisons him is not what defines him, but do they have that right?
A book about life, love, struggle and strength, Me Before You is an interesting and easy read. Not sure why it didn't move me to tears like it does 90% of the readers/listeners. But to be on the safe side, keep that tissue box handy.
I am really not sure. This book just did not have enough going on for me. Maybe I'm too old for it? Not sure. Perhaps it was just the pacing...perhaps better read in print, where one can pace themselves. Clearly the subject matter is something that isn't written about often and is extremely important.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly was one of the most moving and beautiful stories ever. I guess I was hoping for something as substantive and deeply moving.
Something more intricate and well written. I think I am planning on re-reading Margaret Atwood's Cats Eye.
speed it up girl! Also, her voice was too old for the character. It bothered me a lot. Even tried listening it sped up by 1.25. Worked a bit.
1/2 the book.
I seem to be the minority here. But, all I wanted to do was fast forward to the ending...
I love to read! I love reading even more now with my Audible account. I probably read two to three books a month. And, yes, I have a life!
Wow! I'm not really sure where to start. This book was my sister's pick, and she did a good job. So, the story starts with a punch in the gut, so pay attention. Then it slows down and builds gradually.
It's so funny bc I thought I knew what turns were going to happen next, and was completely shocked by what turns did happen. Even the cast of readers surprises you as you read along getting used to just the one reader, and boom a different voice. Oh you are going to enjoy this book!
This will be a book I will read again and again! I highly recommend it.