- Taschenbuch: 528 Seiten
- Verlag: Michael Joseph (5. Januar 2012)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0718157834
- ISBN-13: 978-0718157838
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 12,9 x 3,1 x 19,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 298 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 7 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Me Before You (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 5. Januar 2012
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Poignant . . . heartfelt . . . Me Before You, at it's heart, is about two people who properly listen to each other; it is something good (The Independent on Sunday)
Another powerful love story. A deftly plotted narrative populated with likeable engaging characters . . . a bittersweet story about love, learning and letting go. It's a tremendous read and I loved it (Daily Mail)
When I finished this novel, I didn't want to review it: I wanted to reread it . . . An affair to remember (The New York Times Book Review)
Keep the tissues close as Jojo Moyes returns with Me Before You, a heartbreaking yet ultimately uplifting tale about the relationship between an embittered quadriplegic man and the carer who is trying to give him a reason to live (Good Housekeeping)
A compelling novel of life and death decisions and unlikely affections. It's magical and heartbreaking, but doesn't shy away from difficult emotional realities. Waterproof mascara essential (Marie Claire)
A disarmingly moving love story . . . a lovely novel, both nontraditional and enthralling (Publishers Weekly)
Heartbreaking, soul-searching and utterly compelling (Easy Living)
This truly beautiful story made us laugh, smile and sob like a baby - you simply have to read it (Closer)
Compelling, moving and absorbing. It's also a real weepie (Daily Express)
Destined to be the novel that friends press upon each other more than any other next year, it is a tremendous example of what commercial fiction can do when in the hands of an expert. Moyes does a majestic job of conjuring a cast of characters who are charismatic, credible and utterly compelling; Lou and Will are a couple who readers will take to their hearts as they did One Day's Emma and Dex (The Independent)
Poignant and beautifully written, this book will stay with you long after you've put it down (Star Magazine)
Funny, believable and heartbreaking, this is sure to be the weepy of 2012 (Woman's Own)
A compelling portrait of an unlikely couple (The Independent)
Me Before You is a page-turner that sucks the reader into caring about the fate of the heroine . . . By turns funny and moving but never predictable. The plot contains a number of surprises and raises thoughtful questions (USA Today)
A perceptive and moving tale (The Independent)
Funny, surprising and heartbreaking, populated with characters who are affecting and amusing . . . This is a thought-provoking, thoroughly entertaining novel that captures the complexity of love (People)
Beautifully written (The Sun)
An unlikely love story . . . To be devoured like candy, between tears (O, The Oprah Magazine)
Read it and weep: Heartbreak collides with humour in Jojo Moyes's Me Before You (Good Housekeeping USA)
Jojo Moyes has done it again with this funny, touching tale that is impossible to put down. Make sure you have a box of tissues to hand! (Candis)
When I finished this novel, I didn't want to review it: I wanted to reread it. Which might seem perverse if you know that for most of the last hundred pages I was dissolved in tears. Jojo Moyes, the writer who produced this emotional typhoon, knows very well that Me Before You . . . is a 'real weepy'. Moyes's story provokes tears that are redemptive, the opposite of gratuitous. Some situations, she forces the reader to recognise, really are worth crying over . . . An affair to remember (Liesl Schillinger, The New York Times Book Review)
At last, a new Moyes novel - and it's a triumph. Her story of love blossoming in the most unlikely of ways packs such an emotional punch, you'll need a box of tissues (Elle)
Jojo Moyes's poignantly romantic tales have readers streaming their way through boxes of Kleenex . . . Me Before You is compelling reading...a profound, fundamental, thought-provoking conundrum lies at the heart of the story, a huge moral dilemma, explored with great fictional finesse. Devotees of Jojo Moyes and newcomers alike will settle into this entertaining book with gusto (Sunday Express)
Romantic, thought-provoking tear-jerker than you won't be able to put down (Woman & Home)
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Jojo Moyes is a novelist and a journalist. She worked at the Independent for ten years before leaving to write full-time. Her previous novels have all been critically acclaimed and include Me Before You, The Girl You Left Behind and the Sunday Times number 1 bestselller The One Plus One. Me Before You has sold over 5 million copies worldwide and went to the top of the charts in 9 countries, including in Germany where it held the number 1 slot for 46 weeks. She is one of the few authors to have had 3 novels on the New York Times bestseller list at the same time. A major film adaptation of Me Before You, starring Sam Clafin (The Hunger Games) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), is currently in production.Jojo lives in Essex with her husband and their three children.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Meet Lou, she lives at her parents place has a job she loves in a coffee shop and well she is happy with her life for the most time. When out of nowhere she loses her job,she has to find something new to help her family. The jobcenter suggest a caring job for a local young man and Lou isn't sure she can do it. It is a temporary assignment which would only last 6 months so she takes the risk and takes it. When she meets Will and realizes what her real job is aka giving him back his will to life her determination to do just that is spiked and she gives her best.
Will is a quadriplegic and his life is ruled by his body's condition. He's dependant on outside help and he hates every second of it. His life before the accident was a very active one- he was always looking for the next adrenaline high. A life full of adventures and risks. Now he has lost all of this including his will to live and he actually only waits for his suffering to end. He knows what he wants- his plan is to visit a hospiz in Switzerland to do what he wouldn't be allowed to do in his home-country.
There are so many things I adored in this book. I loved to see how realistically the relationship between Lou and Will developed.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
The basic storyline is that Lou Clerk, 26, loses her job in her little hometown and the only new job she can get is that of the carer of Will, a 35-year-old depressed and very cranky quadriplegic. She finds it hard to connect with him and even thinks of quitting the job but her family's situation won't allow for this.
Lou soon finds out that her job is really to keep Will from inflicting harm on himself. The rest of the story revolves around this topic.
It may be marketed as a romance novel, because slowly there are the first stirrings of tender feelings between Lou and Will. But there are really many more topics and the novel speaks of the right of individuals to live up to their full potential and not to be held back: by traumatic experiences, by poverty in Lou's case. It speaks about the need to respect the will of an individual, even if that be against common morals, in Will's case.
It is a novel about two people giving to each other what each of them needs most and to help them to respect their wishes about how they want to live.
SPOILER ALERT - in the next part I'm going to discuss some aspects of the ending, without giving it away. I will tell you whether I think it is a sad or happy ending.
Another reviewer said she cried her eyes out at the end. I did feel a few tears roll down my cheeks too.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
This is your classical Wuthering-Heights-Style taming of the beast story and I really should feel cheated by Moyes. But she renders it possible that instead of rolling your eyes at the obvious blossoming romance the reader is forced to actually think about the situation Will is in by intertwining a clever, yet sad, side-plot that gives the whole story a bitter aftertaste.
To me, this isn't even a romance. The characters have little to no personal interaction on an intimate level for 3/4 of the novel. To be honest I also think that Will and Louisa have absolutely no chemistry. While I do understand what they see in each other (In Louisa: Something quirky and different, a new chance at being happy; In Will: Inspiration, somebody who truly cares about her), they only work as a couple in theory. I'm not sure whether this is due to Louisa's naive nature or due to bad research, but had they have gotten a chance at a longterm partnership, I think she would have at least thought about the fact that her beau is paralyzed for one second for Christ's sake! You can play understanding all you want but I'm pretty sure that no healthy human can possibly get what Will is going through and willingly be a part of this while knowing he just wants to die.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
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Alle meine Freundinnen haben mir immer erzählt, dass "Me before you"/ "Ein ganzes halbes Jahr" ein unglaublich tolles Buch ist. Lesen Sie weiter...Vor 3 Tagen von Amazon Kunde veröffentlicht
Wunderbares Buch, keine Minute Langeweile, so packend, dass ich nicht aufhören konnte zu lesen. Lesen Sie weiter...Vor 4 Tagen von Gaub Doris veröffentlicht
Excellent story! Funny,caring and sad at the same time. Leaves you hoping for a happy ever after ending for everyone involved. A must read!Vor 5 Tagen von Francesca S. veröffentlicht
Bewegend, rührend, zum Nachdenken anregend... Es gäbe viele Wörter für dieses Buch, ich kann es nur empfehlen. Lesen Sie weiter...Vor 6 Tagen von N. Oberhofer veröffentlicht
Das Buch fand ich toll und denke über es auch eine Woche nach dem Lesen intensiv nach. Würde jedem empfehlen, der Autorin ist es auf jeden Fall gelungen, ein Buch zu... Lesen Sie weiter...Vor 14 Tagen von Amazon Kunde veröffentlicht
Sehr gut geeignet für Neueinsteiger oder alle, die sich mal an einem englischen Buch probieren möchten. Lesen Sie weiter...Vor 21 Tagen von Amazon Kunde veröffentlicht
Absolut fesselndes Buch, dass ich in kurzer Zeit gelesen habe! Das Buch lässt einen nicht mehr los und ist sehr emotional.Vor 21 Tagen von Claudia Schuster-Winkler veröffentlicht
Das Produkt kam wie bestellt, nach angegebener Lieferzeit, ordentlich verpackt bei mir an. Gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis. Lesen Sie weiter...Vor 1 Monat von iuvenca1982 veröffentlicht
Insgesamt eine interessante Geschichte und auch nicht schlecht geschrieben, aber:
Die Hauptperson ist nicht sehr intelligent, und ihre Familie ist geradezu... Lesen Sie weiter...