I literally cried as if I just watched the Titanic. This book is THE BEST... Beautifully written, the characters will make you fall in love with them and the narration will pull you in as if you are a part of this unique love story. WOW!! A must read!!!
A little too romantic for my tastes. Some thoughtful insights on death and dignity there at the end, but meh. Not a fan of the romantic twists.
I loved the use of different narrators.
I loved the story and all of the emotion it brought out.
Really made you put yourself in the characters' shoes.
I read often, so I'm a picky reader. Yet, I fell in love with this book and all its characters, even if I didn't like all of them. Now that it's over, I will miss them. I find myself wishing I could meet Louisa and Will, and at least see a picture of Nathan. I think Louisa and I could be shopping buddies. I suppose that's not helpful to the reluctant buyer of this book. This book is about the inexorable effect that people have on you when you let them in. Even if we have a choice how to react, there will always be people in your life who change you. A few moments after I finished I started thinking about those loves of my life- friends, lovers, family members, and how their individual lives rubbed off into mine. I hope you do too.
it's the best way to spend a working day, and i'm thankful my job is one where i can listen to books all day long.
louisa needs a job and will needs a caretaker, but louisa has never been a caretaker of a disabled person. turns out, that's not what will's mother wants for him. she wants will to have a friend, someone who will make him happy. louisa does that and more, but i'll tell ya, this book sent me for a loop and had me so wracked with grief, that i would have to stop listening to pull it together. it's intense, seriously intense.
i plan to listen to it again, because it's just that good, and instead of dealing with the heaviness like in the first listen, i could take it easy and maybe delight in the great relationship that louisa and will share.
this book is worth more than one credit, it's just that good.
I don't think so. More of a story about what would you do.
How people change you.
Love hearing Louisa talk about Will - not seeing him as handicap.
Hard to put down.
It is in the top one third
The characters have amazing depth and the book explores some common misunderstandings in the full-body abled world about the wheel-chair bound world. It also takes us through a range of emotions and prejudices many people face, aside from the main storyline of the quadriplegic and his journey.
Probably Louisa, although her sister is a close second.
Will's mother. Is she just a stereotype "rich bitch" from upper class UK, or is there more behind her steely determination and hard-nosed attitude. Her daughter appears to be a spoiled brat, only concerned about money and status, so what kind of mother raises a daughter like that, and a son like Will (before the accident)?
You can guess the ending from the very beginning yet it is still a good read just because of all the side stories.