Me Before You

Why you should read Me Before You


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 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. -Synopsis from Amazon-

I didn’t cry, I didn’t cry, I didn’t cry…. Okay. Yes I did. I did cry.

This is not a book that I would see in a store and pick up. I am not a romance reader, but this book may have converted me. It seems limited to call this book a romance, because it’s really much more than that. It’s about a life lived, about being brave for yourself, testing limits, and making memories. It’s a reminder to live your best life, and who doesn’t need that now and again?

I was impressed most by the characters that felt as real to me as any person I might meet on the street. Not just Louisa and Will, but their mothers and fathers, her sister, her boyfriend, his nurse. I felt as if I might know them all in some other life. They were authentic, corporeal, and unrepentantly human. Click the cover to get your copy!

Good Things

  • You will cry
  • Painfully awkward encounters bloom into a rare and honest friendship.
  • Sometimes life needs a refresh button. This book might just be it.
  • A funky wardrobe donned by our leading lady (includes bumblebee tights)
  • Once you get through the tears... You will feel GOOD after reading it.

Bad Things

  • You will cry.
  • You will cry.
  • What can I say? You will cry.

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