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
Stronger main characters
Louisa Clarke is pathetic
Narration was good, but depends on the book.
I would just add a bit more grit for all of the characters.
The characters were under developed. It was hard for me to feel an emotion connection to the characters because they just didn't seem real. The plot line was very predictable. My husband and listened to this audio together. I'm the first few chapters I told him how the entire story line was going to play out. He said "I hope not, that's too predictable." I was correct, I can't wait for him to say so when I get home.
It is rare that a book makes me care so much. This book goes straight to the heartstrings.
I loved Lou. She went through so much in this book and she did her best to live up to everyone's expectations. I still don't know exactly what she wants by the end of this book, she lives for her parents, for her sister, for her employers, and for Will, too. She's probably the definition of selfless. I was so glad to have "met" her.
I don't want to leave spoilers, so I will merely say that the saddest moment in the book was my favorite, because it was so personal and because I never thought it would happen.
I wouldn't, I think the name is beautiful.
Excellent narration. I liked the opening male narrator a little less, but the others were great! I appreciated the inside look of what it must be like to be quadraplegic and a romance that involves actual obstacles you can understand. Honestly all the characters were endearing and I like a story that involves two people making each other better. I think that's how all good romance are made.
Very interesting topic deftly discussing quadrupeligia, suicide, compassionate caregiving and love, albeit ending in severe disappointment then the final act of compassion
Report Inappropriate Content