Happy Tuesday once again bookish friends!
Valentine’s Day has come and passed but that doesn’t mean that we have to take love and smoosh it into a dark corner. Although if you are going through a breakup, that is perfectly acceptable for the time being. This week I’m bringing you another book that made me believe in love. It is the heartbreaking Me Before You that made me cry all the tears.😭
Me Before You tell the story of an unlikely couple who meet under very unusual circumstances. We have Louisa Clark who is one of the cutest, bubbliest, good-hearted heroines I have ever read. Usually, people assume that that means the character lacks depth, but Louisa is so much more. She offers so much to the world and has a very special brave heart. She is also intensely hilarious and I love a person that can laugh at themselves. Then we have Will whom because of an accident that left me paralyzed is bitter about everything and lost hope in his case.
As the story progresses and Louisa and Will get to know each other in a way that even regular couples don’t know each other sometimes. Because of the nature of his situation Will is at the mercy of Louis and other people taking care of him and it leaves both him and Louisa in very vulnerable positions. But oh, my friends, this vulnerability is where the magic happens. Being vulnerable allows us to get to the heart of things and see the gritty stuff we usually don’t let others see. It helps us to grow close, move past trauma, and realize we aren’t alone in our situations.
The way Louisa and Will’s relationship unravel can be open to interpretation and opinion, but to me, this book is beautiful in all it’s heartbreak. Both Louisa and Will learn from each other that life is so much more than what we see in front of us and that it can be worth living despite our past experiences. Yes, there may be an end to something that you have that was full of life and love and there will be many endings in our lives. But endings always lead to new beginnings, as cheesy as that sounds. But it’s cheesy because it’s true.
Okay now I’m crying.