Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never 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-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?
I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars
Wiping tears, breathe. Holy crap what a book! I’m still deciding if I chose the right book to read after not having read a book since December. I say this simply because of how amazingly beautiful this book was.
The story in and of itself was incredible, but the writing of Jojo Moyes was breathtaking. I really enjoyed how she wrote the story with such immense detail that you felt as though you were there with the characters. I would definitely want to read more of her books because of how beautiful her writing is.
I appreciated the fact that this book, to me, wasn’t initially a love story, but more a story about how much two peoples relationship can develop over a certain period of time versus them seeing each other and falling head over heels for one another. Their relationship was definitely more realistic.
I really do not want to spoil a single thing about this book and tell you what the characters learned throughout their time in this book. This is one of those books that is so intense and beautiful. Your heart will be torn for what these characters go through whether it be happy or sad.
I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone.