Monday, June 24, 2013

Me Before You

Me Before YouMe Before You by Jojo Moyes

On the library stacks: Adult fiction
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

This is the story of Lou Clark and Will Traynor. Lou's life has no direction, but she doesn't really mind. She lives with her parents in their small, quaint British town that boasts a castle and not much else. She loves working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and even though she doesn't really love her boyfriend, she expects they will get married.

Will Traynor had everything he wanted in life until his accident left him a quadriplegic. When Lou loses her job, Will's family hires her as a companion to Will. At first neither one of them realizes how much they need each other. And their lives are forever changed by their relationship.

This is a book that I loved when I finished (through my tears, I might add) but I think I love it even more now that some time has passed. It's the kind of book that sticks with you and I find myself thinking about it from time to time. This was a book club choice and we all really liked it. We had a lively discussion and there are plenty of moral/ethical dilemmas in this one to discuss. Definitely recommended.

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Source: Library

5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I love books that are so full of emotion, they make me cry. I need to read this soon!

Melissa McCurdy said...

I must have totally missed the boat on this one...it was only OK for me.

Heather @ Book Addiction said...

I SOOO loved this one. It will definitely be one of my favorite books of the year. I sobbed my eyeballs out at the end.

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I'm not familiar with this one, but it sounds great. It also sounds like I'll need a box of tissues to read it.

alisonwonderland said...

I finished this one just this morning. So much to think about; it'd be great to have a book club discussion about it.