Feb 13, 12
Read in February, 2012
I cried reading Me Before You - not the hysterical sob kind of tears but the consistent streams of water droplets rolling down my cheeks kind of tears. It was sad, but it was also quirky and funny and full of life. The characters were lovable, frustrating, and easy to relate to. I really, well and truly, liked this book.
Two criticisms spring to mind:
1. I couldn't quite decide how I felt about the ending. Admittedly it is a difficult plot to built, and choosing between life and death is a tricky situation to resolve (to say the least) - but I'm not sure it totally worked.
2. Building on that - [slight SPOILER alert] why did we never get a chapter in Will's voice? It's mostly from Lou's perspective, with a few guest features, but no Will. I think if the author had managed to slip in his perspective (after all, he gets so angry about other people 'deciding things for him'), it may have made the climax and ending a bit stronger.