So,a funny thing happened.I read this book.It’s funny because I never thought I would because of all the hype..(Hyped books intimidate me for some reason).Then one day,something happened and I ordered it on amazon,it arrived and I read it in 2 days.
So first let me write a quick summary of this book and then talk about how this book made a special place in my heart and definitely in the list of my favourites.
Louisa Clark,26 is chatty,bright and different but has always confined herself in the walls of her parents house and has never tried to travel,find a hobby she loves or do something thrilling.When she gets carer for Will Traynor;a quadriplegic who once had a thrilling life full of adventures,things began to change as Will makes her try new things she had never thought of doing and she tries to convince him that he can still,inspite of his disability, have a good life.
My emotions after finishing the book
As you can tell,I loved this book.A lot a lot a lot.It made me laugh out loud,it made me cry a river,it left me thinking for hours,it broke my heart and it left me craving for more.It absolutely compelled me to fall in love with this beautiful creation.
Will Traynor and Louisa Clark throughout the book made me burst in laughter by the epic sarcasm and witty comments they had.I adored them so so much,because they just made each other better,each other’s life better.
“Sometimes,Clark,you’re the only thing that makes me want to get up in the morning”
The romance in this book builds up so slowly and gently that in the end you just can’t help but accept that the love they had was way too deep and intense.They had so many relationships,the one of a carer to her boss,the one friends have,the one two people who make each other smile in the toughest of situations have.
Although it’s a love story it also focuses on the quality of life of quadriplegics which made many people dislike the book and have problems with it.
And I am the person who has a problem with them having THAT problem.
The content ahead may contain spoilers and might give away the ending of the book as I can’t talk about this subject without doing so.
The people who disliked the book due to the topic of the life of quadriplegics are saying that Me before you gives a message that a life with disability is not worth living.
I am so pissed off at those statements right now because THE BOOK GIVES NO SUCH KIND OF MESSAGE OKAY?
People are having trouble understanding that the views Will Traynor had about his life in this book,were his own personal opinion of his own life.He never implied that all quadriplegics can’t enjoy their life,he only meant that he,as an individual can’t live like that,it’s not possible for him to cope with so much of pain and humiliation and helplessness.
Who says a disabled person can’t have a happy life? Sure they can! but for some people,just as Will,living a life like that has no meaning.They cant bear not moving,not doing anything by themselves,always getting everyone’s head turned towards them when in public.THEY JUST CANT.
ATTENTION ATTENTION:For some people,NOT ALL.
This whole matter is so ridiculous!
It’s like a person is saying his marriage isn’t working for him,and others who are happily married start to blame and curse him for saying that.He means that his marriage isn’t working,not that everyone’s else’s is also not good.
Just like that,Will’s life didn’t work out well,it doesn’t mean that every disabled person’s shouldn’t.
If you didn’t like the book because of it’s story or writing or characters then fine,I totally respect your opinions but please don’t take up just anything heavy from the book and create a fuss over it.
I hope more people understand.
So to sum it up….
I LOVE THIS BOOK AND EVERYONE SHOULD GIVE IT A TRY BECAUSE ALTHOUGH IT HAS HEAVY ISSUES,IT’S FUNNY,ROMANTIC AND ENTERTAINING
Have you read Me Before you?What are your thoughts?Be sure to comment down below!