For me, the main character in the story , Louisa, is kind of weird and quirky. She's different from everyone else. She's not that type of girl who flirts with guys a lot, nor the type of girl who parties all night, every night. No, she's just a bit quiet and simple (aside from her unusual outfits). She's got a bubky personality, and she likes learning despite her not being able to go to college. She's only ever had one job EVER, and has had the same boyfriend for seven years.
Her love interest is Will, the quadreplegic. A quadreplegic is someone who has his/her four limbs paralyzed (his/her arms and legs) - pretty much saying he's paralyzed from the chest down. He has a strong character and is still kind of bossy despite his circumstances. He has that aura of rich-since-birth, but he's not arrogant about it. He likes listening to music, and he's grumpy and very smart. And apparently, he's handsome!
1. It is unconventional
I love that the whole plot isn't cliché. The story is just something that is different and so refreshing. Reading the few medical jargon used actually made me feel that I'm reading something smart and not useless. It showed me a whole new world about disabled people. It gave me glimpse of what they feel about being stuck on a chair and not being able to do certain things forever, and how they think about how other people see them.
2. It was well-written
Jojo Moyes did a great job with writing this book! The way that she wrote it was so real and well-thought-of. All the while I was reading the book, I felt my mind travel to England and actually be there with the characters of the story. Although I would like for her to write all of the chapters in just one point-of-view instead of having random POV's here and there, I saw the necessity of some of them. It also would have been nice if the last part was more detailed, but overall, IT IS FREAKIN' AMAZING.
3. It is set in England and it has British characters
It's pretty cool that the book was set in England. Hence, there are a lot of English slang phrases that were mentioned, but nothing too hard to understand. It's always interesting for me to find out more about the UK.
4. It's relatable
I think a lot of people can relate to Louisa's character. Louisa, being the outcast or the black sheep in the family, sometimes feels insignificant and stupid. She is also over-shadowed by her sister, despite her sister getting knocked-up, for being able to go to university and being smarter than most of the people in the house. It's for people who don't know what to do but has so much potential, and for those who think they are limited by their circumstances and the people around them.
5. It teaches you life lessons
Lastly, Me Before You teaches you one of the most important lessons in life, and that is to live. It teaches you to not be limited by things or people and live out your dreams. It teaches you not let other people or circumstances limit you or define you, be your own person. It tells you to live your life and have fun, and not take it for granted. It tells you to not settle for less. From this book, I also learned that it's okay to be selfish sometimes, especially if all you've done in your life is to try and please those people around you. Lastly, it tells you that the most important thing in life is to be happy.
It has really been an experience reading this book! It's such a good novel! You won't be able to put it down until you've finished reading it. So, I hope you guys check it out and have a read! Tell me if you enjoyed it! Tweet me or drop by my ask!