Perhaps the most heart wrenching read ever

Me Before YouMe Before You by Jojo Moyes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first book i’ve read by Jojo Moyes and did so based on the sheer volume of good reviews. This story of Lou who is employed to care for Will, a man left a quadraplegic due to an accident is just beautiful.

Lou begins her time with Will with no expience of caring and a life spent in a small sleepy village and with no big plans in life other than spending time with her long term somewhat commitment phobe boyfriend Patrick. Her new employer Will is gruff, unhappy about her presence and frustrated with life. She hates her job. Slowly she and Will begin to build a friendship built on mutual sarcasm and slight acceptance. Then Lou finds out that Will intends to end his life at Dignitas in 6 months time and she sets out to convince him that he can have a fulfilling life in his wheelchair and that he needn’t end his life.

This is a love story and a beautiful one at that. I read the last few chapters with tears streaming down my face and came away feeling that the characters and the story had really imprinted themselves on me. Beautiful book and worth every single 5 star review you’ll read on it.

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