Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes

This book . . . wow. It’s hard to know what to say and how to describe all of the feelings and emotions Me Before You elicited for me. I think it was always going to break my heart and leave me breathless. But it’s more than that. It has become a part of my mind, my memory, and my heart. It’s unforgettable.

15507958Job opportunities are scarce after Louisa Clark loses her position at a local restaurant. When an opening caring for a young man left wheelchair dependent comes across her path, Lou is hesitant but ultimately reluctant to pass up a well-paid posting. She expects some difficult days ahead, especially when Will, her “client,” remains reticent and distant, despite Lou’s best efforts to get to know him. What she never expected was the depth and breadth of the feelings that would grow between them – or that those feelings wouldn’t be enough.

Me Before You tackles some tricky and controversial issues of quality of life and the right to die with dignity, and does it with a lot of heart, bravery, sensitivity, honesty, and a certain unflinching level of directness. But it is also witty and funny and moving and romantic. Most certainly a five-star read and a story I won’t soon forget.

About the Author
281810Jojo Moyes is a British novelist.

Moyes studied at Royal Holloway, University of London. She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to study journalism at City University and subsequently worked for The Independent for 10 years. In 2001 she became a full time novelist.

Moyes’ novel Foreign Fruit won the Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) Romantic Novel of the Year in 2004.

She is married to journalist Charles Arthur and has three children.

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