Some Spoilers with this post that I’d like to concentrate on concerning the topic of suicide.
I realize this is a work of fiction and it is just one story of one person’s life, but as someone who has had a loved one commit suicide I feel it could have been handled better in this book. I too have read most of the book, I’d like to caution readers who have these thoughts and feelings about reading this book and not to take the end result as seriously.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Published: January 5, 2012
Left is the original cover and the right is the movie adaptation, that was released April 26, 2016. As much as I love original covers, I bought the new one because it was cheaper.
They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.
Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than…
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