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
I am beyond picky and judgemental about what I read / listen to... It has been so long since I've listened to something /book that engaged me as this.
absolutely read if you are a person who is compassionate and love thought of the human spirit.
not the end was beginning.
I'll quote from a previous reviewer, Kelly, who described the "complete lack of any backbone or intelligence of the lead character, Louisa". I struggled through half of chapter four and gave up. I do not care what this dull and boring woman did after she finally found something she could actually get paid for doing, nor did I want to know any characters who could stand to interact with her. A complete waste of time.
I'm returning this book.
This book holds the promise for so much more yet it disappoints. Throughout the story it feels as if something tremendous will happen around the corner but nothing does.
I couldn't quite feel for the characters. The plot seemed more of an argument towards both points then of a personal story being told by Lou.
It's a good listen just not at its full potential.
This was one of those books that was hard to stop listening too. I loved how she defined the characters and how much I was rooting for these two. I haven't felt this attached to a story in a long time and it really got me all the way to my core. What a great story and the end stays with you. It also helps to think about and understand a perspective of someone in this kind of a situation that you typically wouldn't think about it. It definitely heightened my compassion.
This story is amazingly full of in depth characters, well expressed emotions in an impossible situation. It's a unique plot. I chose it while grieving and my first with this author and was completely absorbed, comforted, entertained. It was read after it's sequel and is a "bigger" book, many issues and ideas and types and questions. I fell in love with Louisa, the book comes from deep in her heart. its about love. And life, death, loss, meaning,control, living. I would recommend this book to anyone, but mostly women.
I am a salesperson on the road everyday, mother of 2 grown children. Happily married
This book was a joy to listen to It had everything you want for a light hearted book
I love books! Discovering Audible, I've fallen in love with characters even more that I once read aloud to myself!
I thought I knew how it would end but I was wrong...seems like your typical love story in the beginning: girl meets boy, boy hates girl, girl thinks boy is an ass BUT it was more than that, twisted kind of. I really wanted Will to have some kind of breakthrough with his condition, so that at least he can get laid before ending his life! I wanted to like Lou but she made it impossible. Her character was that of an annoying, naive girl. I can see why this book got good reviews: 1. The ending isn't what you think, 2. You're kept in the dark on whether or not Will experiences a medical breakthrough, & 3. You hope that the sequel is less depressing after you're done reading it. P.S. The voice of Lou (I purchased the audio) sounded like a 40 year old woman instead of someone in their 20's but I guess the English have that mature tone. Anyways, it was okay, I liked it. Not sure if I want to get the sequel since I know that Will won't be in it-I have a feeling that Lou will strike an affair with Richie from the quad chat group LOL!
I loved this book!! The characters felt so real. Thank goodness this is a series, otherwise I would of missed the people of this story.
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