I've been warned about the cryfest and I purposely asked about the ending to know what to expect. I was so excited to finish this book after reading the reviews that I felt like I was racing towards the last page. Even so, I wasn't prepared for the ugly bawling that I did when I reached the last part of this book.
I'm a jumble of emotions right now that I'm afraid I won't make sense but I'm trying to convey my feelings through the same jumble of words so please bear with me..Me Before You
probably made most readers appreciate living life as fully as possible, or selflessness in the form of respect for a loved one's choices, but for me, it made me realize selflessness as someone like Will. Will is both selfish and selfless; selfish for only thinking about his happiness, for taking himself off people's lives, even knowing the pain he'd cause; selfless for taking himself off people's lives, knowing they won't live their remaining lives being bound by him. For someone who has many times thought of suicide, although I'm on a happy place now, I think for the first time I finally realized the magnitude of pain I could cause to people I love, should I made that choice before. I never once questioned my thoughts. Now I see the importance of selflessness in my part to find happiness and live my life for the people around me. That realization is jarring to me, and among all the beautiful lessons this book teaches us, that was what stood out to me and I couldn't think of anything else.
Over-all this is a heartwarming story that deserved 5 stars but I rated it 4 stars because of purely selfish-as-a-reader reasons, mainly as a sucker for true-romance-that-trumps-all.
. Hey, I'm just a normal emotional female.