Me Before You - Jojo Moyes

'I stared at my calendar, the pen stilled in my hand. This little patch of laminated paper suddenly bore a whole heap of responsibility. I had a hundred and seventeen days in which to convince Will Traynor that he had a reason to live.'


Lou Clark knows a lot 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.


I don't normally read Chick Lit or Romance novels and Me Before You reminded me at every turn of the page why I don't read them. Me Before You was very easy to figure out what was going to happen and it was very predictable which ruined any emotional response that could of happened. The characters were rather boring so I didn't sympathise with them at all even in the events of the last few chapters (which I guessed would happen right from the beginning) I felt nothing.


I expected a lot more from Me Before You and I heard that Moyes is an excellent author, but in this case I didn't see it.