About The Book:
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?
About The Author:
is the New York Times bestselling author of After You, Me Before You, One Plus One, The Girl You Left Behind, The Last Letter from Your Lover, Silver Bay, The Ship of Brides and Honeymoon in Paris. She lives with her husband and three children in Essex, England.
Even though I read this book a long time ago, I never got around to reviewing it. This was the story of Louisa Clark and Will Traynor, who meet each other in less than likely circumstances and who eventually become star-crossed lovers. The story at its heart is about two people who used to be extremely different before the other came into their lives.
Will Traynor was a successful young man, who was heir to his parents’ wealth. He had a good life and he was living every moment of it, until an unhappy incident.
Louisa Clark on the other hand loses her job at the bakery where she worked for six years. She has to find another job immediately because her family needs the financial support she provides them. It is then that she comes into Will Traynor’s life.
What I particularly loved about this novel is how the characters slowly become better versions of themselves. Of course, it’s not an easy journey – but we realize that the most difficult of journeys are the ones which are memorable.
I remember having read the book in one sitting and crying my eyes out. If you have read the book, you’d know what I am talking about. If not, I would highly recommend curling up with this on a Friday night when you choose to be indoors, instead of out partying with your friends.
I would like to add here that I had gone to watch this movie by myself last year, because no one was interested in it. I was pleased to see how loyal the movie had stayed to the book. It had made me incredibly happy.
Jojo Meyes wrote a heartfelt story and I think about Will and Louisa often. These are characters which haunt you, even after the story is long over.