Synopsis (from Amazon):

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?


Since I read her book “One Plus One” last year, I’ve been a huge fan of Jojo Moyes. So when I saw that a movie was coming out based on “Me Before You”–and the movie looked so good!–I knew I wanted to read the book before hitting the theater. Or the couch. Since we always end up renting.


So. Good.

I loved this book! I read it in 2 days because I really, really wanted to know how it turned out. The characters are believable and lovable and the plot is exciting. I love how the author weaves in different aspects of real life: family, jobs, career, romance, and a sense of purpose.

Throughout the book, I found myself laughing out loud and on the verge of crying several times. Last night, when I finished reading it and burst into tears, my husband said, “Wow, it must have been a really good book.”

Ha! It was.

Bottom line: Read It!