“…And all I can say is that you make me… you make me into someone I couldn’t even imagine. You make me happy, even when you’re awful. I would rather be with you – even the you that you seem to think is diminished – than with anyone else in the world.” – Louisa Clark
“We don’t know what will happen next in our life. That’s why live for each moment; chase every opportunity; love unconditionally; and share your blessings to others no matter how small it is.” – Seasielle
What if one day, your perfectly life turned into a worst nightmare you didn’t expect will happen in reality? Those planned travels, adventures, social events, work promotion, wedding and bonding with your family will all vanished in just a blink of an eye because you don’t have the ability to perform or to make them happen anymore?
Your physically and mentally fit body will be immobilized because some careless people hit the road unexpectedly and Boom! You’re the target. Shattered dreams are now your everyday life.
Me Before You is a story about a girl named Louisa Clark who has a perfect family, but needs a job to support them; and William Traynor who’s the most perfect guy one wishes to have – adventure seeker, well-provided job, and handsome gentleman. Until a terrible accident hit him. Destined to meet each other, their path crosses unexpectedly and created a bond that will lasts longer than any scars.
Louisa Clark or sometimes called Lou by her family, never goes out of her comfort zone – she never tries to explore new things and to discover herself. She’s just satisfied with the way her every moment seems to revolve until she met William Traynor.
William Traynor or Will, is the opposite of Clark. Adventurous and do what he wants to do. He thinks that every person in this world is like him until she met Lou – the person that will change his perception about life though not everything about it.
With all honesty, I don’t know if this book is classified under YA ’cause I somehow think that it is an adult one.
Anyway, I like the way the story went through, though there were certain parts that I can’t hold on to.
I like that Lou and Will never had an intimate attachment (sexual intercourse), still, you can feel the love they had shared for each other. I just didn’t get why Will still continued his plans just because he can never be the same person he was before. I get that he was really different before – a person full of dreams who can stand on his own and has control on his whole body – unlike his current situation where he was a quadriplegic.
All the frustrations and depression he was feeling was really reasonable and acceptable. I’m just wondering why he didn’t even try to continue his life? What’s the reason? Okay, the reason for him was because he was quadriplegic, meaning he can’t do all the things he had planned for himself, and can’t even control his body movements. Is it really enough? My gosh! I won’t and I can’t accept that reason because I know how precious one’s life is.
There are thousands of people suffering for terminal illnesses every minute of the day; while some were born with disabilities which they will carry forever. Yet, they have many reasons to live, and they are fighting their way towards it. They don’t think of committing suicide or they don’t pray to vanish in this world forever. So why would someone like Will, ever do such action? Just because he was immobilized now unlike before he had the right to do what he just did. Well, I’m sorry to say but he had no right to end his precious life.
I just want to share this to all of my readers:
If you ever feel that you’re trap in a dark room with no window and no door on it, just pray. There’s always a way out because in the first place, you won’t be able to enter it without passing into something.
If you ever feel that your life is miserable, just think of those people who are living along the streets yet they have a reason to wake up every morning.
If you ever feel that your illness can’t be cured, just look at those people suffering from tremendous and deadly diseases yet they believe that they will be healed.
If you ever feel that you can’t do all the things that you ever planned for yourself because you’re immobilized, just think how much more misery those comatose and paralyzed people are feeling every single day.
If you ever feel that no one is out there listening to you, just think of those mute people who can’t even say what’s on their mind.
You see, there are many reasons to live, and much more advantage than others yet, they are the ones who enjoy life to the fullest. The irony of life. Everything is just based on our imagination and perception. According to studies, if you really think that something bad will happen, it will really occur; but if you set your brain for positive thoughts, you will see your life is changing piece by piece.
Let us learn to value ad respect our life and the life of others.
Absolutely yes – just for a change if you want to read a romance book.