They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose.
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her 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?
©2012 Jojo Moyes (P)2012 Penguin Audio
Good characters; although some of the outcome is predictable, it was definitely worth listening to it!
Good character development
Good performances by all
I enjoyed the story and could truly understand the differing points of views of the characters. The book was written with great detail... Al though a couple of times I felt it dragged a bit.
Louisa was my favorite character because I enjoyed her wit and also enjoyed seeing her develop and enjoy new experiences.
The last night in Mauritius with Will and Clark.... Before Will said "no"...,also the last scene in Paris.
Will.... If he was willing to talk I would love to hear of his adventures.
The emotions that they've felt, just felt so real to me too! I finished it about six hours ago but couldn't think of anything else yet. The story is told SO convincingly that it really feels like I've actually experience their trials and tribulations in my own life! I had to stop the audiobook several times at the end while grocery shopping to compose myself again.
The wedding reception where it seems that Louisa is starting to reach Will.
Very good - all of them!
The last few chapters. Don't want to spoil it but I've really hoped and believed together with Louisa (as if I've been in her shoes myself.)
(I wouldn't recommend listening to this when you are in an emotional vulnerable state in your own life. Major Tearjerker!) I usually try to avoid tragic stories but this one has been worth the tears! The storyline is in my view very realistic and plausible. It has broadened my views on paraplegics and the difficulties that they face daily. It also deals with another difficult and unthinkable theme namely, euthanasia. Overall, I highly recommend this book!
Yes. It has all of the sad, sweet, joyful, miserable, and lovely elements that I appreciate in a Romance.
I am not sure I could compare it to anything else. A certain documentary, 'How To Die in Oregon' comes to mind.
No, but will look for more in the future. The narrator had a very soothing voice which was appropriate for the content.
The vacation that Louisa and Will took together was the most touching and also most difficult part for me. The night that Louisa and Will shared a bed left me in shambles.
Within 10 minutes, I was completely engrossed in this story. Jojo Moyes provided me a window into a very unusual, and unfamiliar love story. Raw emotion and pain was laced beautifully into every second. Although not even close to the traditional ‘happy’ elements of a romance, the relationship between Will and Louisa left me weepy. The cover and even description do not do this book justice. I enjoyed it from start to finish.
The plot thickens.
When the reader (listener) finally understands what Will's plan really is.
It was very sad and emotional but there was a true tenderness to it as well.
This was an excellent book that was written well with multi-faceted characters who were real to the listener. I found that I cared about the characters and wanted to know more about them. The story line was very different than expected, and it held my interest throughout. I really loved this book!
The narrators were great. I enjoyed listening to them throughout.
Personally, I felt like this was a bit melodramatic. If you enjoy over the top love stories, then you would probably enjoy this one. Not really my cup of tea.
The last scenes were my favorite. The protagonist grows a lot by then and it was nice to see her gain confidence and maturity.
I could see this being made into a movie, especially if the notebook since the notebook was made into a movie. If Kate Winslow were 15 years younger, I would cast her as the lead.
It's not that hated the book, it was just sappier and more dramatic than I thought it would be.
This book was very well written, and from two different perspectives.
Such an incredible change with Will & Lu's view of each other.
Strong subject matter.. Controvertal...Listener's should be warned on the subject matter prior to listen... Giving them the right not to proceed.
i don'tknow if i would ever listen to another book by this author. I would probably research the content prior to diving in.
i believe in happy endings..the subject matter is controversial...
The charactors were believable.
It ranks probably it my top 20 overall favorite books.
I don't know what to compare this book to, I have not read anything like this book before.
She brings a personality and probably more emotion than if I had just read this book.
Yes and No, it was so sad at time that I needed a break from it.
Is it worth a credit? Yes and No--- I hated and loved this book!
Nurse. Yarn snob. Bookworm. Cat lover. Color enthusiast. Fabric collector. Gardener
I quite enjoyed the different narrators and how the pace of the story changed with each character.
I was originally surprised by myself for choosing this book as I thought it would be mere ChickLit - something I tend to avoid at all costs. The story was beautifully crafted and I found myself relating to Louisa more and more as the narrative progressed. The characters seemed so tangible and solid - no the one dimensional ones in most other books of this nature. I was truly moved by the story and was sad to see it end.
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