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
Global citizen. Loves reading, but most of all traveling. If I cannot travel today, let me sit in sunshine and nature with a good book!
Although part of the book was disappointing towards the end, I thoroughly enjoyed the writing and narration. So much in fact that although I was an hour shy of finishing, I saw the current movie and still very much enjoyed the last hour. The rich detail of writing was very good. Overall the book was hands down better than the movie!
Get it! I wasn't completely sure where the story would go, but once I got started, I was sucked in! Very glad I did and now I can watch the movie.
The story was wonderful and the narrator was great, but this unabridged version is LOOOOONG. Just be ready to spend some time listening to this. It can slow down in the middle a bit.
Inspiring, frustrating, charming
I don't know if I can. This was such a good book and it will be months before I find another one that can even come close to what I thought about it.
I would say it but I can't because it was at the end. The way the author ended this book, whether you agree or not with how she did it, the way was perfect.
If I could give this book more than 5 stars, I would. Has to be one of the best books I've read in ages. It will be hard to find another one that can compare to how this book affected me. It is funny, thought provoking, inspiring, and frustrating. Louisa is a an interesting character who you can't help but want to love and support. Will is frustrating, smart and so incredibly charming. There is so much I could say but I don't want to give anything away. Read it before someone ruins it for you!!! You won't regret it.
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