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Me Before You
by Jojo Moyes | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingUrfinwing of Wolfsburg, Niedersachsen Germany on 2/5/2013
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Qantaqa): to be read


3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingUrfinwing from Wolfsburg, Niedersachsen Germany on Tuesday, February 05, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Bought at Dussmann last year (my colleagues gave me a 20Euro-birthday-voucher).
I remember that I read it within a few days (a page-turner)
but that I felt that the main character was a little too naive. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingUrfinwing at Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany on Monday, February 18, 2013

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Released 5 yrs ago (2/18/2013 UTC) at Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany

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Journal Entry 3 by wingLilo37feewing at Kelheim, Bayern Germany on Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Arrived today! Thank you!! 


Journal Entry 4 by wingLilo37feewing at Kelheim, Bayern Germany on Thursday, March 21, 2013

9 out of 10

26-year old Lou begins working as a carer for 35-year-old Will, who is quadriplegic. In the beginning it is difficult, because Will is mentally and physically in bad state. Before his accident, he was extremely active, successful, athletic, sexy, now he is bedridden and completely dependent on outside help. For this reason, he wants to die and has contacted DIGNITAS (www.dignitas.ch). As time proceeds Lou and Willl are coping better and Lou tries to give him back the joy of life .
This sounds sentimental and it is in parts. Handkerchiefs are definitely needed. Still, I found the book really well. It is in parts very funny. It develops a story that does not only focus on the obvious.The main characters, especially Lou, the family members, the description of living in the small English town, many details make this book an exceptional reading enjoyment.
I would say that the book is definitely worth reading.

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Die siebenundzwanzigjährige Lou beginnt als Pflegerin bei dem vom Hals abwärts fast vollständig gelähmten Will zu arbeiten. Anfangs ist es schwierig, denn Will ist ausgesprochen missmutig und es geht ihm einfach schlecht. Vor seinem Unfall war er extrem aktiv, beruflich erfolgreich, sportlich, sexy, nun ist er bettlägrig und völlig auf fremde Hilfe angewiesen. Aus diesem Grund möchte er sterben und hat Kontakt zu DIGNITAS (www.dignitas.ch) aufgenommen. Mit der Zeit kommen Lou und Willl besser zurecht und Lou versucht, Will umzustimmen und ihm die Freude am Leben zurückzugeben.
Das hört sich kitschig an und ist es auch in Teilen. Taschentücher braucht man auf jeden Fall. Trotzdem fand ich das Buch wirklich gut. Es ist streckenweise sehr lustig. Es bleibt auch nicht bei der Geschichte Wills stehen. Auch Lou hat etwas Bedrückendes erlebt, was mich sehr traurig gemacht hat. Überhaupt ist Lou wunderbar dargestellt. Die Familienmitglieder, das Leben in der englischen Kleinstadt, viele Details machen das Buch zu einem außergewöhnlichen Lesegenuß.
Ich würde sagen, dass das Buch definitiv lesenswert ist. 


Journal Entry 5 by Qantaqa at Dachau, Bayern Germany on Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Thank you so much for this generous RABCK! I'm very much looking forward to reading it (I've already read the first chapter on my husband's Kindle).
I'll try and read Henrietta Lacks (http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/10273828) soon and then I'll send it to you.  


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