Me Before You
by Jojo Moyes
The main character, Louisa Clark is an ordinary English girl living very bland and ordinary life all within the confines of a tiny village. After losing her job she takes a badly needed job working for the Traynor family caring for their wheelchair bound son Will Traynor. Prior to a devastating accident Will had always lived an adventurous life— extreme sports, worldwide travel and complicated business deals. Will is no longer certain that this new life confined to a wheelchair as a quadriplegic is worth living.
Will is sarcastic, moody and 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. The characters within this story all must make their own choice with regards to a strong and powerful moral question with regards to assisted suicide
This story is a heartbreakingly romantic novel that forces readers to contemplate what you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart.
The story is well written allowing you as the reader to experience the desperation, joy and moral dilemma Lou faces throughout the book. This is an excellent summer beach read for those of you who love to read while soaking up some warm sunshine. I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did!