Here I am, edging closer to my 25 in 25 target of 50 books, this time with Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.
This is quite a thick book for me, and when I first picked it up off my book pile, I didn't think I'd finish it. Oh how wrong I was. I started it on a Sunday afternoon, and ended up doing a stint in Starbucks each morning before work so I could get some reading time in.
I also got it in the Amazon 3 for £10 deal when I was on a bit of a crime book binge. Thus, I didn't actually read any reviews or descriptions and assumed it was about someone's secret life before they met their other half. It is not a crime book at all. I couldn't be more wrong.
This is another gooey mushy book, which almost (but not quite!) had me in tears.
This is the description per Amazon, which I should have read:
'Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.
Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that.
What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.'
In short, Will is a devastatingly attractive man, who also happens to be a quadriplegic. Lou is an attractive girl who becomes his carer and doesn't love her boyfriend. Will is miserable and wants to go to Dignitas. Lou wants to stop him. Obviously she falls in love with him, but I won't spoil what happens next.
I think this is being made into a film with Sam Clafin - I'm not sure if I'll go & see it - I really love the book, but this may be one of those things that is better in my head.
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