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
Enjoyed this listen...I'd worked out the ending but that was OK.
Makes you very much appreciate freedom of movement!!
I was afraid to read this book fearing I'd cry the entire time. JoJo spun a fantastic tale that touched every emotion and fairly showed depicted every side of assisted suicide. Everyone should read this book and take heed if it's very well given message.
Just a Northern MN girl in love with books...so much that she shares her passion. Teaching is NOT just a career; it is a choice and calling
I loved this story! I don't think I would need to experience it again, but it was well worth the listen.
I cried a lot during this book. At one point, I was driving and contemplated pulling over. A very heart-tugging, tear-jerking story.
Read first. View second.
Amazed, delighted, touched down into my soul. This is a must read for anyone with a huge heart and a caring attitude. Be sure to have a box of Kleenex close by toward the end.
My mom taught me to read when i was 3 and i've been reading ever since. I LOVE to read and now 'listen' to books.
I saw the movie, first, didn't realize there was a book so had to read/listen. Nice story. Terribly terribly sad at times but also very enlightening. I cannot imagine the pain of losing so much of myself, but in all honesty, i think there is life after .... i would hope that in the event of my losing my physical 'self' i would learn to live a new life. Follow the new path life handed me. Easy for me to say ... now ... Life is a gift, not to be thrown back in the face of the Giver. I hope i never have to make the choice Will made or have to live with the choice like Lou did. A very thought-provoking story. Well worth a credit and will definitely re-read at some point.
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