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  • Published: New York : Pamela Dorman Books, 2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Description: 369 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780670026609
  • 0670026603

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Me before you

by Moyes, Jojo, 1969-

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Call number: Fiction

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"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 never 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 a motorcycle 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? "-- Provided by publisher.

Community Reviews

Tearjerker

A really moving love story. Impossible to put down!

Loved this book!

Just read it! You won't be able to put it down. Very sweet story that addresses real issues.

wonderful. the kind of book you can't put down and you don't want to end.

I'm not sure how I knew about this book -- perhaps the NYTimes book review -- but when I was notified that it was on hold for me, I almost didn't check it out. The cover looked like a lightweight love story, the kind I don't normally read. I'm so glad I did read it. Yes, it is a love story, and often the tone is light, but it is an excellent read, one that made me curl up in a corner and tell everyone to leave me alone until I finished it.

Moyes is not a glorious or cerebral writer; however, she is a great storyteller. She creates and colors in her characters well. The main characters were interesting and ultimately fully dimensional. You come to care about them deeply. Mostly, the story is told well, building subtle sub-themes and propelling toward the finish. The only odd part of its form were the few chapters sprinkled throughout the book that were told from a different character's point of view. It was interesting in that it provided more depth and perspective, but it was disconcerting and a bit confusing. I also had some trouble matches chronological details, such as figuring out which sister was older, and what happened when in the past. However, my interest in the story was such that I didn't want to take the time to review for these answers. I could easily overlook my questions and move on with the plot.

Overall, a lovely beach-side novel, with more depth and complex issues than most. A little bit of triteness, but that is easily compensated for by the interesting characters and well-developed pacing of the story. Enjoy!

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