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Me Before You

Moyes, Jojo (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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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
Statement of Responsibility: Jojo Moyes
Subject Headings: Paralytics Fiction. Young women Fiction.
Genre/Form: Love stories.
Topical Term: Paralytics
Young women
LCCN: 2012029301
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Jun 19, 2014
  • barkylee15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Isn't it just the best when a book actually lives up to it's hype and then some? Me Before You was definitely that book. I had increasingly heard good things about it, and was really anxious to start. This is a sweeping love story that pulls you in so deep that when it ends you feel a little bit lost, but also better for having read such a beautiful and tragic tale. Also the title could not be more perfect. I highly recommend this book for just about anyone!

This is an excellent read and gives you both sides of a very actual debate: the right to die and to live with dignity. Louise Clarke's life will never be the same after having spent time with Will Traynor, a 35 year-old quadriplegic whose life had lost its meaning. This beautiful love story will keep you interested and the entire book will make you laugh and cry. Reads very quickly.

Jun 02, 2014
  • KathysReading rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I had trouble with the first couple of chapters and then couldn't put the book down!!

May 29, 2014
  • woozie02 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this. Good character development and touching story.

An honest and, strangely, often humorous look at a very complex and tragic situation. Amazingly readable.

Loved this book! Easy read and really touches your heart!

A fast and engaging read. So well written that you feel so connected with the characters. Heartbreaking and moving. An amazing book.

Apr 28, 2014
  • dprodrig rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An absolutely heartbreaking, and real story. Louisa is hired on as a last ditch effort to take care of a disabled man who has promised his parents 6 months. But Louisa is only told part of the story, and as she and Will get to know each other, she grows and gets stronger in her own right. However, Will has made is promise and is going to follow through no matter what. This story was uplifting, heartbreaking and absolutely true to itself. Well worth the read.

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.

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!"

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Dec 31, 2013
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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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Nov 02, 2013
  • nidofito rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Jul 08, 2013
  • 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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