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Me Before You

Moyes, Jojo (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Me Before You


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"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 a motorcycle 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? "--
Authors: Moyes, Jojo, 1969-
Title: Me before you
Publisher: New York :, Pamela Dorman Books,, 2012.
Edition: 1st American ed.
Characteristics: 369 p. ;,24 cm.
Notes: "A novel"--Jacket.
Summary: "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 a motorcycle 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? "--
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ISBN: 0670026603
9780670026609
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Report This Apr 16, 2014
  • Labelle rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Interesting characters dealing with a very difficult subject. Have been recommending it to all my friends.

Report This Apr 14, 2014
  • Barbara5060 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A compelling book about people who are struggling with their circumstances. Provides an inside look at the constant struggle it is to move in a world that has little help for those in wheel chairs, especially those dependant on others to simply live. There is a sweetness to these characters. Not maudlin, tho there is a factual discussion of what the "quads" face on a day-to-day basis. Not syrupy sweet. It was realistically complex, and in the back of my mind, I was thinking, "and this is if you have money to help you over the bumps!"

Report This Apr 12, 2014
  • sassie rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Real, relatable characters. At one point, I wanted to stop reading because I was afraid of how the story was going to end. However, I couldn't put it down. Have tissues on hand.

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  • Lanny213 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A great love story. Thanks to my co-worker for the recommendation.

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  • dontbugmeimreading rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book and had a hard time putting it down. Not your typical love story.

Report This Mar 23, 2014
  • smavtop rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Loved it!

This book was pushed into my hands by a colleague who had devoured it. Two days later, I had to agree--this book is a compulsive read. Touching, but not overly sappy; clever, believable, a story well told. If you are looking for characters with real personalities and not averse to a few tears, pick this up!

Report This Mar 02, 2014
  • chawki7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

So touching. Gave me a whole new outlook on life's choices as a quadriplegic. Very hard to put down, wanted it to last.

Report This Feb 26, 2014
  • Safariluv03 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I signed out this book after having read a few of the reviews stating it wasn't just a cheesy love story (which is a subject I have no interest in). Fortunately the reviews were correct in that there is much more to this story than two people meeting and falling in love. This book had me taking a clearer look at my own life and re-examining it from a whole different perspective. There is on the surface of course, a love story but it was much more than just that. I didn't find much of a connection with the protagonist, I just couldn't bring myself to take an interest in her. The other characters and the overall dilemma were what held my interest. I liked that ending wasn't tiredly predictable and I would certainly recommend this book to another reader.

Report This Jan 22, 2014
  • Jane60201 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A very readable book. Kept my interest all the way through. Not profound literature but a good read.

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Product Description Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time

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Report This Nov 02, 2013
  • nidofito rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Hey Clark," he said, "Tell me something good."

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  • M_ALCOTT rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

" He was already retreating, withdrawing to somewhere I couldn't reach him. I kissed him, trying to bring him back. I kissed him and let my lips rest against his so that our breath mingled and the tears from my eyes became salt on his skin, and I told myself that, somewhere, tiny particles of him would become tiny particles of me, ingested, swallowed, alive, perpetual. I wanted to press every bit of me against him. I wanted to will something into him. I wanted to give him every bit of life I felt and force him to live."

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