Friday 30 October 2015

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Meet Louisa (Lou) Clark, she knows lots of things.  She knows precisely how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home.  She loves working in The Buttered Bun tea shop until she looses her job and she then reluctantly takes a post as a carer to a young man, Will Traynor, who was involved in a serious accident involving a motorcycle 2 years previous which has left him paralysed from the chest down or in a Quadriplegic state.  She also knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

Will Traynor had a high flying well paid career, an active lifestyle, the world was his oyster until that faithful day he was involved in an accident that would change his life forever. It has taken away his desire to live as he needs round the clock care and feels that he's a burden on everyone; nurses, his parents and sister.  He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that.

However, when Will's Mum Camilla hires Lou to be carer to Will where amongst her daily duties she has to carry out for him she has to also try and convince him that his life is worth living.  Lou knows she's against the clock as she tries to hatch a plan to try and persuade Will of this.  Will she manage to convince Will before it's too late??

Wow, what a beautiful, emotional and thought provoking love story, I LOVED it. This story had it all from family, love with a little hint of humor sprinkled in along the way to more sensitive and hard-hitting issues which were dealt with perfectly and researched and written in a very sensitive and compassionate manner.  I found I had tears streaming down my face at the end along with shedding a few along the way, so grab this book, curl up on the couch with a few tissues and prepare to have a few lump in your throat moments too.  I'm really looking forward to reading more books from Jojo Moyes especially the sequel to this one, After You and I would highly recommend her if you haven't read any of her books already.

Me Before You is available on Kindle and in all good bookstores.

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