Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
The beloved New York Times bestseller-with more than five million copies sold-by the author of One Plus One and The Girl You Left Behind 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 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 The stunning sequel, After You, will be published on 9/29 by Pamela Dorman Books/Viking.see more...
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When I first began reading this book I thought I had it all figured out from the start. Poor waitress looses her job in little cafe, goes to work for a rich man that is sick, they will fall in love. He will buy her cafe and they will live happily ever after. Boy was I wrong!!!! The author managed to take a very sensitive topic, assisted suicided, and talk about it through the eyes of different people that would really be experiencing it. Until reading this book I always believed that it was wrong and murder. After reading this story I don't know what to think anymore.
A more beautiful love story could not have been written. I have never stayed up crying until 2:30 in the morning two nights in a row because of a book before. True sobbing, not just a little tear here and there.
My fifteen year old daughter read this book before I did. When I was done I walked into her room sobbing. She said "I know mom" and we just stood there crying and hugging. I don't believe that there will ever be another book like this one. I don't want to see the movie. I don't want Hollywood to ruin what was written so beautifully.
If you are considering reading this book, get a box of tissues, a glass of wine and be ready to begin a very emotional journey. I could barely read the last 40 pages I was crying so hard!
I have not cried that hard since Dobby's death and I don't say that lightly. The book was a bit slow in the beginning, but then it sucks you in like an emotional tornado. I loved every second.
Clark is so whimsy,sweet,and as the movie showed she is a savvy quirky dresser (I bought the bumblebee tights)
Upon reading it I realized life as it is and can be is amazing.
As Will told Louisa (Clark) -
“You only get one life. It's actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.”
My life mantra after reading this fantastic story.
If you love rich and complex characters as well as a wonderful story this books is worth a read.
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