Me Before You Author:Jojo Moyes 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 barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bo... more »und 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?« less
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This is the first book which I have read by Jojo Moyes and I know it will not be my last. "Me Before You" was an amazing book; it was so well written, thought-provoking, and emotional. Additionally, the chain of events related to the plot of the story were a constant reminder of just how powerful love and family can influence the decisions we make throughout life. I am an avid reader. After finishing this book, I was still digesting the emotions affiliated with this publication. Once again - amazing book, amazing author. I highly recommend it.
This is a wonderfully written New York Times best seller about the lives of two young adults who would never have met if it weren't for a life-changing event. It's funny, very moving, and masterful. I highly recommend you read this book.
Its been a long while since Ive read the perfect blend of sad and uplifting. Me Before You delivers just that.
A once corporate hot shot who loved loads of physical activities, travel, and women becomes a quadriplegic due to freak accident in which a guy in a motorbike rams into him. Two years pass, and Will cannot live with the physical and emotional pain anymore. He contemplates making arrangements for assisted suicide. The story brings forth a most uncomfortable topic in a sensitive yet straightforward manner. Will, and those who care for him, all share their points of view on the subject. The author does a magnificent job of not sugar-coating or pointing the finger at any of the points of view depicted.
Its a shame that the title and cover have a chick-lit feel to it because I think a lot of men would enjoy this read as well. Though it is infused with some humor, I did not find it to be a romantic comedy. The publisher should really rethink the blurbs and cover for the next reprint. Give it a shot, fellas.
This is a different type of romance. Interesting characters in unusual situation leading to strong feelings that will make you (the reader) laugh out loud and also weep with the story. First book by Moyes I have read. I think I will be looking for more.
wow, I think I read a different book than the other reviewer. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I did not find the characters over done, rather believable, considering his losses. Sometimes it is cliché because it is what it is. I would like to know Lou and all of her quirkiness. Some of the humor I have seen in other British novels, perhaps it is just different. My cousin is paraplegic and after listening to the changes in his world, the next step to being a quad has to be huge.
I don't think I am giving anything away, since it is told early in the book, but Will is unhappy enough with his existence to be considering assisted suicide. Even if one does not believe that this should be an option, I still think the premise of why one would consider this option is well worth the read.