Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Louisa has just lost her job and she really isn’t looking forward to the temporary job she has lined up. The position is for six months, and her duties including assisting a paralyzed man. Will was the man who went leaping out of planes and traveling the world; he closed multimillion- dollar deals and essentially had the whole world ahead of him. An accident left him paralyzed, with very limited movement of his fingers. He became very depressed, and signed up for assisted suicide. His parents have asked him for six more months. They are hoping to save their son, they have six months to prove that life is still worth living. Slowly, Louisa and Will form a friendship. He becomes less bossy, and moody. When Louisa finally learns why her position is temporary, she realizes that she must save Will.
Me Before You was amazing! Amazing! I didn't think I would become so emotionally invested but I did. I actually kept reading until 2:30 in the morning. I just needed to know what would happen. Louisa is a great character, and her development throughout the book really kept me interested. Her steady long-term boyfriend has no interest in her life; he’s too consumed with his own fitness. Will becomes the person to listen and encourage her. The relationship between Will and Louisa really pulls at readers heart strings.
Moyes gives readers interesting, and convincing secondary characters. Louisa’s parents just want her to get it together. They also depend on her financially. They need her to get it together, since her father is at risk of losing his job. Her sister has a young son, the bigger room and she’s trying to become more independent. In reality, she wants everything her way. Her boyfriend is clearly wrong for her. Will’s parents are having marital problems, but that has to take a backseat because their son needs all of their attention. They need to figure out how to convince their son to change his plans. They decide everything for him, and Will is tired of people making all of his decisions.
I highly recommend this one! I loved every bit of it.