Me Before You (Prebound)

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What a way to begin a New Year! I finished reading Me Before You just an hour ago and said aloud (to no one), "Wow--how did she do it?"
Jojo Moyes has written a beautiful, imaginative, improbable love story. Her characters are fully developed--a paraplegic who wants to die and a simple uncomplicated local girl who becomes his caregiver for 6 months. Her courage, generosity, and imagination are inspiring; his prodding to have her expand her life is equally so.
This is no schmaltzy romance novel, believe me. It makes you think how life can change in an instant, how the choices you make can alter your life. It is funny, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking.
Do yourself a favor and read this book!

— Margaret, Pittsburgh

At first glance you expect this to be a boy-meets-girl story where love overcomes all obstacles, but author Jojo Moyes has other ideas. This engaging novel tells the story of a deeply unhappy quadriplegic and the caregiver hired by his mother to distract him from his own demons. Moyes allows us a little time to get to know the characters before introducing a deadline that lends suspense and uncertainty to the outcome. Emotionally engaging and heartbreaking.

— Buzzy, Raleigh

What makes life worth living? Who gets to decide? There are two sides to every story.
The story begins with William Trainor, a handsome and rich adventurer always looking for his next high. He is on top of the world until a freak accident turns William into a quadriplegic. Then there is Louisa Clark, a tea shop worker content with her simple life. She leads a life of no surprises, living with her parents, and never intending to leave her little village. That is, until she becomes Louisa Clark: unemployed teashop girl. The story truly unfolds when William and Lousia’s very different worlds collide. An unorthodox and unforgettable love story unfolds, and nothing prepares you for the joy and tears this book will bring you.

— Rosa, New Jersey

January 2013 Indie Next List


“If you are looking for a romantic love story that will leave you in happy tears, this is the book for you! Suspend disbelief and immerse yourself in the life of Louisa Clark, who takes a job as a caretaker for a young, wealthy, disabled man. After a rocky start, Lou and Will become close, and Will urges her to expand her horizons and escape from their stifling small town. Naturally, love blooms, but can there be a happy ending for two such different people?”
— Susan Taylor, Market Block Books, Troy, NY

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A "New York Times" bestseller
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, "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


Jojo Moyes is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Girl You Left Behind," " Honeymoon in Paris," "Me Before You," and "The Last Letter from Your Lover." Moyes writes for a variety of newspapers and magazines. She is married to Charles Arthur, technology editor of "The Guardian." They live with their three children on a farm in Essex, England.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780606322416
ISBN-10: 0606322418
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: July 30th, 2013
Pages: 369
Language: English