50 Book Challenge: #12 Me Before You

What Amazon Says:

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 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?


What I Say:

This book had me hungry for more as soon as I picked it up. It caused me to miss subway stops. I gave myself food poisoning Tuesday night, last week and was thankful because it meant I was up late reading. I was told I was going to need a box of Kleenex for this one. I didn’t take heed and didn’t time it properly and finished the last chapter while riding the subway home. I had to hold the book in front of my face, swipe the tears from eyes until I just didn’t care anymore. I’m pretty sure I was getting pretty epic stares but that’s ok. Emotion is no longer embarrassing for me.

This book really is an amazing love story. This gives me a new perspective for those who are in wheelchairs, those who are their caregivers and that I am truly blessed to be able bodied and physically active on a daily basis. I definitely take it for granted that I can lift weights every morning and embark on fitness adventures in my evenings and weekends.

This out of all of my books so far this year is a must read!


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