Monday, June 10, 2013

Me Before You

Me Before YouMe Before You by Jojo Moyes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"Live boldly. Push yourself. Don't settle."

There are books that affect my life and my outlook in life after I read them. There are books that will stay in my thoughts days or months or even years after I read them. This is one of those books.

My sister recommended this book and I know from the beginning that it will make me cry. I like books that make me emotional. I have anticipated it, but that didn't mean I was prepared for it.

Jojo Moyes created a story of love, life and friendship revolving in one of the most difficult and even controversial topics to discuss-- the decision to end one's life. The author tackled the topic with unforced humor and sensitivity that made me admire her style of writing. This is not my typical love story and the way it was written offered a fresh, albeit heartbreaking, plot.

This is a story of two people, not unlike many stories out there. Their lives intertwined for six months under unconventional circumstances. Their story made me laugh and cry. Their story broke my heart and made me want to fall in love again. Their story reminded me to live well.

Just live.

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