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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Yesterday, I finished reading Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. It had been pressed upon me by my younger daughter, Maggie, a few weeks before. I'd started it and put it down twice, a reflection more of my state of mind than of anything to do with the book, but once I was a handful of chapters in, it was pretty hard to put down. Not quite unputdownable, but close.

The book is both a sort of love story and a social commentary, discussing the morality of assisted suicide, among other things. See, the hero is a quadriplegic, who doesn't really want to live any longer, and the main character is a young woman hired to be his caregiver.

It's about finding yourself, being true to yourself, and living a big life. It's about family. It's about love. It's about second chances and fresh starts.

And it totally rocked. So glad that Maggie pushed it on recommended it to me.




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deenaml
Aug. 3rd, 2014 12:08 am (UTC)
I've checked it out twice and haven't had a chance to start it! Will try again...it is one of our books to be reviewed at the lib in the fall!
kellyrfineman
Aug. 4th, 2014 10:37 pm (UTC)
It was really good. So far, everyone else who has read it agrees (both here and on FB).
angeladegroot
Aug. 4th, 2014 04:22 pm (UTC)
This was one of our book club books recently. A good story that really gets you thinking.
kellyrfineman
Aug. 4th, 2014 10:38 pm (UTC)
I was so glad Maggie shoved it at me!
aprilhenry
Aug. 4th, 2014 06:14 pm (UTC)
I liked it a lot. Then I read another of hers that was totally contrived.
kellyrfineman
Aug. 4th, 2014 10:39 pm (UTC)
Maggie looked at the rest of them and was all "meh" about them. She said they all followed the same formula as one another, with flashbacks in time, etc., but this one was different. Interesting, I think, how books can vary!
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