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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? "--
Publisher: New York : Pamela Dorman Books, 2012.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780670026609
0670026603
Characteristics: 369 p. ;,24 cm.

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Oct 27, 2014
  • tkarlin rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

An easy, enjoyable read, with likeable characters. I recommend this to readers who are not ready to dig into anything too difficult at the moment, but are ready for a good story. If you are an Anglophile, so much the better.

Sep 29, 2014
  • CSil rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

wonderful book! could not put it down. had me from the very beginning. the characters were well drawn and the plot timely. did not want it to end.

Sep 24, 2014
  • nidofito rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A controversial topic executed beautifully. Often, we are so detached from the things happening in the world. The book takes something that I have neither been exposed to nor thought about and brought it down to a level that I can relate to, in my own way. I see struggle, loss and gain, happiness and sadness. I see strength and weakness and realize that saying one thing and acting on it are two very different things. It makes me cry to realize that not everyone can be as strong as you want them to be and that everyone needs a purpose, whether it be God or a loved one, to hold on to, to live for, when all is lost. Someone who can make us hopeful and think of a better future before it is too late.

One of my favourite reads for 2014. Incredible characters; the BEST Jo-Jo Moyes yet!

Sep 02, 2014
  • happycanuck rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Engaging, somewhat humorous and tender. Well written and so touching.

Sep 02, 2014
  • kkalina rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

First book I read by this author - took me less than 8 hours to read - just couldn't put it down. Absolutely loved the story, the writing & everything about this book! Can't wait to read more by this author !!

Aug 28, 2014
  • misswindsor rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow, this was more than I bargained for. The book description doesn't come close to describing the intensity of this book. I would recommend this one for sure. It will stay with you for days after you read it.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: "A vibrant adventure seeking young executive suffers a tragic accident and becomes a quadriplegic. This book explores his challenges with daily routines, medical complications and past/present relationships with friends and family. At times this is a tender story, but at its heart it questions your feelings about assisted suicide and whether you can accept that someone you love might feel entirely differently."

A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: "A love story which had me in tears! Louisa is hired to be a personal care giver to Will, a quadriplegic; her main job is to boost his morale. A book about living life fully and making tough decisions. Hilarious at times, at others it will have you in tears."

Aug 21, 2014
  • dollfacecrafter rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

LOVED this book, it is so heart warming,, even though there is a sad theme running through this, there is also hope and love. awesome, awesome book.

One of the best novels I have ever read. When I finished it I had a tear in my eye which I don't remember ever having had in any other novel. Great read!

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Dec 31, 2013
  • kookookiest rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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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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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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