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
This book at first seemed to be a pretty simple story that I thought would be potentially not super interesting for someone who was already fairly familiar with the right to die debates. It was not as simple as it first seemed, however. The story took a fairly abstract debate and made it real; it brought the characters to life and made me feel rather than just think. It is worth reading and worth being open to all the perspectives brought up surrounding such a challenging yet very relevant debate.
I have in the past purchased Jojo Moyer's books but quickly got irritated with the choice of narrators. I can't handle the annoying shrilly voices with the English accents. So when a friend recommended this book I bought it thinking I'll save it for a long road trip coming up in June. But that same day our internet went down and I had already downloaded the book so I decided that since I couldn't do any computer work I would clean the house and listen to the book.
I could sit here and tell you all about it and spoil the fun. But I won't. All I can say to you is that I am completely left wanting to hear more. I didn't want it to end. I laughed and I cried. I stayed up till 4 in the morning bcz I couldn't turn it off. I know that there is a second book to read after this one but I'm afraid I'll be disappointed.
You will not regret getting this book.
Someone please tell me if getting the second book is worth it. Or should I leave it as is.
I'm normally not a romance novel lover, and I guess this it is not really in the true sense of the word. It is about what you are willing to give to those you love, even if you have to set them free. :"( This story gripped me from the first part and had me nervously wanting to check how much longer I had left on the book because I didn't want it to end. Truly touching and makes me appreciate my life and the opportunities that I'm blessed to pursue because of my able body. Life truly is a gift.
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