Published by Pamela Dorman Books/Viking on December 31st 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Borrowed from a friend
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 barely 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.
A Love Story for this generation and perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, 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?
In order to review as many books as possible without stressing myself out, these super mini- tweet style reviews are going to help balance my usual review style. I love reviewing books, but sometimes writing a long review is daunting, and then I end up not reviewing the many, many books I’ve read. All my Short and Tweet reviews will be 140 characters or less (except when they are a bit longer). Thanks to Tif from Tif Talks Books for the idea!
I don’t know if I can see this movie now because I was ugly crying at the end of the book. The movie might result in a full on sinus infection. I liked this book, it was compulsively readable, Lou was likeable and Will is Sam Clafin (swoon). This isn’t my usual kind of read, but sometimes it’s nice to read a little out of my comfort zone. View Spoiler »And while I understand the concern people have that this book is sending the message that people with Will’s injuries aren’t capable living a full, active life, that’s not what I got out of this book. I feel like the author did show that Will could have a good life. Yes, there would be struggle, but there is struggle in everyone’s life. But I also understand that for Will- just for Will- assisted suicide was his choice. My personal feelings on assisted suicide are jumbled and murky and confusing, but I am rarely a person of absolutes. Some people are very sure of what they want and how they want to live, and I don’t think the author is saying your life doesn’t matter if you’re a quadriplegic, or at least that’s not the message I received. « Hide Spoiler
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