- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books (December 31, 2012)
- ISBN-10: 0670026603
- Source: Publisher
To put it frankly, Louisa Clark is an incredibly dull, normal girl. She has a steady boyfriend and still lives with her mom and dad in the same village in which she was born. After losing a job she loved, she’s desperate to find another. It is her income that helps support her parents and her sister, a single mother.
The opportunity that comes available to her is so unlikely: working as a caregiver to the wealthy young quadriplegic, Will Traynor. Bound to a wheelchair after a brutal accident, Will has lost his life as a young active man, world traveler, participating in a host of extreme sports. Will is extremely volatile, incredibly harsh and moody. At first, Lou things she’s in over her head. After giving up a few times, however, the two form the most unlikeliest of connections. When Lou learns of a life-altering decision Will has made, she strives to provide him a life worth living.
Let it be known that I had no intentions of posting any more reviews this year. That said, I was so desperate to include this novel in my “Best of 2012” list to post tomorrow, I just had to write about it. I’ll admit to sobbing quite a bit while reading this book, and not the soundless sobbing but the gasping, messy sort of sobbing. While truly emotional it is more uplifting than depressing. So I implore you to embrace the beauty in the unlikeliest of love stories I discovered in Me Before You. It is a novel that has moved me, with a message that will carry on with me for some time: Just live well. Highly, highly recommended.