Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 #81 ~ Me Before You

*Book Beginnings on Friday hosted by Rose City Reader
*Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are currently reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.
*The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.

15507958.jpgTitle: Me Before You (Me Before You #1)

Author: Jojo Moyes

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Summary via GoodreadsLouisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

A love story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?


Chapter 1

There are 158 footsteps between the bus stop and home, but it can stretch to 180 if you aren’t in a hurry, like maybe if you were wearing platform shoes.

Page 56-57:

“Your friends got the shitty treatment. Fine. They probably deserved it. But I’m just here day after day trying to do the best job I can. So I would really appreciate it if you didn’t make my life as unpleasant as you do everyone else’s.”

Will’s eyes widened a little. There was a beat before he spoke again. “And what if I told you I didn’t want you here?”


I, like many people, recently watched the trailer for the Me Before You movie and totally fell in love, so I knew I had to get my hands on the book. I started it today, so I’m only a few pages in, but I’m already really enjoying it.

What’s on your reading schedule for this weekend? 

I hope you have a nice weekend.

Happy Reading!


11 thoughts on “Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 #81 ~ Me Before You

  1. Visiting from Friday 56 at Freda’s Voice.

    First up, I’m finishing Epstein’s Pancake by Bjarne Rostaing. If I get done with that, I will finish Coexist by Anna Tan.

    I would definitely want to see the movie before reading this book. When I read then go to the movie, it always seems a little disappointing.

    Here’s My Friday 56.

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