by Jojo Moyes
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Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Genre: Women's fiction
Hardback: 384 pages
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 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?
Heart wrenching and tissues-at-hand-required kind of read. Regardless, I really loved how this story pulls at the heart strings.
Jojo Moyes creates such imperfect likable characters that make me want to hang out with them all day long.
The great mix of humorous and serious scenes of love, life and living make this an entertaining read from start to finish.
Got me thinking of how can I change my life to be one that is more fulfilling and joyful.
* added this to my Bookish Bingo challenge - square: Birds on cover