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
Witty, charming, a joy of a listen. The title doesn't do it justice. I found Me Before You captivating from the very beginning and kept my interest throughout.
I didn't know what to expect but was curious because I am a disabled veteran. I'm not paralyzed but have chronic pain. I think the author explores a topic seldom broached but needs to be. "What is quality of life?" Just as meeting some people change our lives, reading some books change our lives also. I am very glad I found this book.
This book is neither simple nor complex. It's a beautiful story but simply worth reading. I'm sure glad I did.
I balled the last hour! I fell in love with him too! So many different ways you can analyze this. Excellent character development. I will be thinking on it for quite some time.
Probably in my top 10 best loved books, what a wonderful story! I love books that are written about women I can identify with, this is one of those.
This was a great book that you will thoroughly enjoy. A wonderful story line, Great character development that emotionally ties You in and connects you to every character. This is a book that makes reading such a wonderful thing!
Very touching and moving story about struggles and challenges of people with disabilities, issues they face on a daily basis, and their behind-the-scenes routines. There is no sugar coating in the story, and things are presented just the way they are in real life, and yet somehow the author managed to make it an enjoyable read, at times even funny, and as strange as it may sound, the book is not a depressing piece of work but actually quite the opposite - it leaves the readers with a desire to live their lives to the fullest and cherish every moment. The author has also done an excellent job at exploring the characters and making all of them very real and believable.
It is a story about LIFE, love, family, friendship and letting go. It is a sad story and yet a life-assuring at the same time. A very good book overall and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
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