Elle Jojo Moyes's poignantly romantic tales have readers streaming their way through boxes of Kleenex ... Me Before You is compelling reading...a profound, fundamental, thought-provoking conundrum lies at the heart of the story, a huge moral dilemma, explored with great fictional finesse. Devotees of Jojo Moyes and newcomers alike will settle into ...Read MoreElle Jojo Moyes's poignantly romantic tales have readers streaming their way through boxes of Kleenex ... Me Before You is compelling reading...a profound, fundamental, thought-provoking conundrum lies at the heart of the story, a huge moral dilemma, explored with great fictional finesse. Devotees of Jojo Moyes and newcomers alike will settle into this entertaining book with gusto Sunday Express A compelling novel of life and death decisions and unlikely affections. It's magical and heartbreaking, but doesn't shy away from difficult emotional realities. Waterproof mascara essential Marie Claire Poignant ... heartfelt ... Me Before You, at it's heart, is about two people who properly listen to each other; it is something good The Independent on Sunday Romantic, thought-provoking tear-jerker than you won't be able to put down Woman & HomeRead Less
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Highly recommend and great for book club discussion. I could not put this book down, and finished it in one sitting. It was probably the most emotional book I've ever read. Will make you reflect on what you would do if you were in Wil's shoes, given the same situation. You truly realize that "you don't know what you've got til it's gone". Probably more enjoyed by female readers than males.
Jun 19, 2014
You can read a synopsis of the book online or on the back cover. I just want to say this is an unexpected and unusual story, but I quickly became involved with the characters and the situation. I loved it! I first read it when my daughter loaned me her copy, but I had to have a copy of my own. Highly recommend for anyone. We are going to read if for our book club and I expect some lively discussion. I will read this one again and again over time.
Jun 12, 2014
just came off of a heavy book, and this in a much easier read which i needed.
Jan 30, 2014
This is a very well written book with a good topic.
Not a very happy book.
Nov 6, 2013
Fabulous very British read
This was a great read. The author has you every step of the way. I felt like I was in the story feeling every emotion!
Publishers Weekly, 2012-10-08 In Moyes's (The Last Letter from Your Lover) disarmingly moving love story, Louisa Clark leads a routine existence: at 26, she's dully content with her job at the cafe in her small English town and with Patrick, her boyfriend of six years. But when the cafe closes, a job caring for a recently paralyzed man offers Lou better pay and, despite her lack of experience, she's hired. Lou's charge, Will Traynor, suffered a spinal cord injury when hit by a motorcycle and his raw frustration with quadriplegia makes the job almost unbearable for Lou. Will is quick-witted and sardonic, a powerhouse of a man in his former life (motorcycles; sky diving; important career in global business). While the two engage in occasional banter, Lou at first stays on only for the sake of her family, who desperately needs the money. But when she discovers that Will intends to end his own life, Lou makes it her mission to persuade him that life is still worth living. In the process of planning "adventures" like trips to the horse track-some of which illuminate Lou's own minor failings-Lou begins to understand the extent of Will's isolation; meanwhile, Will introduces Lou to ideas outside of her small existence. The end result is a lovely novel, both nontraditional and enthralling. Agent: Sheila Crowley, Curtis Brown. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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