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ISBN13: 9780143124542
ISBN10: 0143124544
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A New York Times bestseller — with more than one million copies sold — by the author of One Plus One and The Girl You Left Behind

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 barely 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 hes 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?

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"A hilarious, heartbreaking, riveting novel....I will stake my reputation on this book." Anne Lamott, People Magazine

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“When I finished this novel, I didn't want to review it: I wanted to reread it...an affair to remember.” New York Times Book Review

Review:

“An unlikely love story....To be devoured like candy, between tears.” O, The Oprah Magazine

Review:

“There are books that you cannot put down. There are also books where you become so invested in the characters, you force yourself to stop reading to prolong the experience because you don't want the story to end, and that's what can happen when you read Jojo Moyes' latest book, Me Before You....You'll find yourself laughing, smiling, feeling angry and, yes, crying. My only suggestion: Me Before You should be sold with a pack of tissues.” The Associated Press

Review:

“Funny, surprising and heartbreaking, populated with characters who are affecting and amusing....This is a thought-provoking, thoroughly entertaining novel that captures the complexity of love.” People Magazine

About the Author

Jojo Moyes is the author of The Last Letter from Your Lover. Her follow-up, Me Before You, is a major bestseller in the U.S. and the U.K. She is a writer for The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail, and she currently lives with her family in Essex, England.

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techeditor, August 16, 2014 (view all comments by techeditor)
I finally read ME BEFORE YOU. I hate romance books and heard this is. But it got so many great reviews last year, I thought this one must be special. It is.

This review isn't to give a synopsis; this is not to tell the story but to describe my reaction to it without revealing it. Read this book.

As a handicapped person, I can tell you that Jojo Moyes does successfully relate the frustrations felt by a man trapped in a handicapped body. So, although the story is told mostly by a young woman who takes a job as a caregiver of this handicapped man and although I guess you could say the story ends up being a romance, it is more than that. Even if you wouldn't be caught dead with a romance book, make this an exception.

The first 30 or so pages are a bore. I would have discarded the book after 50 pages if it had stayed that way. But it gets better, so much that I didn't want to put it down.

Only one criticism: Will, the quadriplegic man, is pretty much left to rot for 2 years before Lou comes on the scene. His parents could have come up with things like different wheelchairs and voice recognition software, yet nothing happens until Lou.

That is not realistic. But it does serve the story well.
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Rachel Coker, February 12, 2014 (view all comments by Rachel Coker)
"Me Before You" is one of those books that sucks you in and doesn't let go. I blame this novel for a terrible night's sleep, and by that I mean that I stayed up until 3 a.m. so I could see what was going to happen to the two main characters.

Moyes' novel challenges you to think more deeply about disability, what makes life worth living, romantic love and physician-assisted suicide. And, somehow, even with all that packed in, it's never preachy or boring. This would make an excellent book club selection. I assume a movie is in the works or will be soon.
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Jillian St. John, September 14, 2013 (view all comments by Jillian St. John)
As a nurse this book spoke to my compassionate side. As a woman this book spoke to my heart. I absolutely positively loved this book. Will and Louisa made me fall in love with them. I laughed and cried and got mad lol. For days after I was finished reading I couldn't even start my other book I just sat there thinking about Louisa and wishing I could be there for her. I recommend everyone in the universe read this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143124542
Author:
Moyes, Jojo
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20130730
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 0.72 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 400 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143124542 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A hilarious, heartbreaking, riveting novel....I will stake my reputation on this book."
"Review" by , “When I finished this novel, I didn't want to review it: I wanted to reread it...an affair to remember.”
"Review" by , “An unlikely love story....To be devoured like candy, between tears.”
"Review" by , “There are books that you cannot put down. There are also books where you become so invested in the characters, you force yourself to stop reading to prolong the experience because you don't want the story to end, and that's what can happen when you read Jojo Moyes' latest book, Me Before You....You'll find yourself laughing, smiling, feeling angry and, yes, crying. My only suggestion: Me Before You should be sold with a pack of tissues.”
"Review" by , “Funny, surprising and heartbreaking, populated with characters who are affecting and amusing....This is a thought-provoking, thoroughly entertaining novel that captures the complexity of love.”
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