Title: Me Before You
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publisher: Viking AdultPublication Date: December 31, 2012
File Size: 638 kb
Print Size: 385 pagesSource: Purchased from Amazon
Wow! The entire time that I was reading this book, it was on my mind almost constantly. It even visited me in my dreams. I truly flew through the pages in an effort to get to the end. This is the story of Louisa Clark and Wil Traynor. They come from opposite sides of the tracks. Lou is just an ordinary girl that has no real goals in life. She has worked in a small café for the past 7 years and now finds herself unemployed due to the café closing down. She really needs a job because her parents are having financial problems, and since she still lives with them, she feels that it is necessary for her to help them. Wil Traynor is a handsome, wealthy businessman that had a life changing accident two years ago that left him a quadriplegic. His mother runs an ad for a caregiver and ends up hiring Lou.
Wil was very much into living the good life prior to the accident. Now he wants to kill himself instead of spending the rest of his life in his wheelchair. He made a deal with his wealthy parents that he would wait 6 months before acting on the suicide. His mother hired Lou in hopes of changing Wil’s mind. At first Lou is unaware of this situation, but she quickly figures it out. AT first, Lou did not want anything to do with the situation. But, she soon gets caught up in it and finds herself constantly making plans in an effort to change Wil’s mind. Along the way, Lou falls in love with Wil. The entire story keeps you glued to the pages because you want to know if she manages to change his mind or not.
“Want to know the true definition of the triumph of hope over experience? He would say, “Plan a fun family day out.” Pg 140
“I hadn’t realized that music could unlock things in you, could transport you to somewhere even the composer hadn’t predicted.” Pg 164
“You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.” Pg 194