‘You are scored on my heart.’
This is a novel that I am very aware I go on about, but it has to be close to being my favourite book. I have no idea why it took me so long to get to this book, but when I finally did, it wove itself into my daily thoughts. I would find myself walking to the shop thinking about what was happening in the book and what I wanted to happen at the end. I think that I thought about it so much because the plot created a battle between my head, what I thought should happen, and my heart, what I wanted to happen. It’s safe to say, like many others, I cried a lot whilst reading this book and I think it shows how good the book is that I can safely say I would happily read it again because I loved the characters so much. The whole book was just brilliant and Moyes managed to really pull at something inside of me with this one. The plot follows Lou Clark as she struggles to find a job and what she wants to do with her life. She ends up working for the Traynor’s looking after their quadriplegic son, Will. Things are a little rocky to begin with, but soon the two come to get along well and I adored the relationship between them. There are some great scenes and quotes in this novel and I am so glad I finally read it. If you want to know more of my thoughts, please read my full review here.
Me before you – Jojo Moyes, first published by Penguin books in 2012, this film tie-in edition published 2016, 009, RRP £7.99, ISBN 978-0-718-18118-5