Me Before You blew me completely away. I read far into the night when I started reading it and the following day I struggled to put it down even once (I even spent 45 minutes sitting in the bathroom, wrapped in a towel, ready for a shower, but unable to find a place where I could bear not to read on).
It's a romance novel, which is a genre I very seldom venture into but luck would have it that this is not just a typical romance novel - it's the kind that makes you cry your heart out.
It's definitely the best book I've read so far this year. It pulled me in, it held me tight, and once the last page had been read (and I'd stopped crying) I kept thinking about it for days and days. I'm not quite sure I liked the way it ends, but I think it had a very real ending.
Having read and loved this so much I would definitely like to read more romance novels, but which ones could possibly live up to this one? It's so, to me, incredibly well written and captivating and I fell in love with the love story before the characters even met. Any suggestions?
Me Before You
by Jojo Moyes
480 pages / published in 2012
Review by Iben Jakobsen, BoB, 2014