This week I would like to share an amazing novel I had the pleasure of reading, ‘Me Before You’ by JoJo Moyes. This NY Times bestseller is a story you just can’t put down! If you are looking for an unconventional love story that is passionate and unforgettable, pick up a copy of ‘Me Before You’.
The story takes place in England and follows the dynamic and enthralling relationship between small town girl Louisa Clark and business mogul Will Traynor. Will becomes paralyzed from the neck down after a tragic accident and can no longer live his thrill-seeking and extravagant life the way he once did. Louisa takes needed employment being a companion to Will and helping him live his life through his disability. Louisa is challenged with trying to ‘cheer up’ a seemingly hopeless man who was once able to do anything but is now bound to a wheelchair. As the relationship between Louisa and Will develops and changes, this unforgettable love story takes place.
Bestselling Author Jojo Moyes was inspired to write this story from hearing true tragedies of physically disabled individuals and how they live their lives.
“I had two close relatives who were dependent on twenty–four–hour care, and the issue of quality of life and how we behave around the severely disabled was high in my mind. But the novel was really spurred by a news story I heard, about a young rugby player who was left quadriplegic after an accident and who persuaded his parents to take him to Dignitas, the Swiss clinic, to allow him to go through with an assisted suicide. I couldn’t believe any parent would agree to do that—and yet the more I read up on his story, the more I realized the issue was not as clear–cut as I would have liked to believe.” – Jojo Moyes
Here are a couple rave reviews for ‘Me Before You‘!
“‘Me Before You’ is a page-turner that sucks the reader into caring about the fate of the heroine…Me Before You is by turns funny and moving but never predictable” – Deirde Donahue, USA Today
“‘Me Before You’ is a love story and a family story, but above all it’s a story of the bravery and sustained effort needed to redirect the path of a life once it’s been pushed off course” – Pamela Dorman, The New York Times
This was such a great story I would love to even read it again! Pick up a copy locally or on Amazon.com
See more of JoJo Moyes great novels on her website. http://www.jojomoyes.com/books/