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ISBN13: 9780670026609
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A New York Times bestseller

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 he's 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?

Review:

"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." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Me Before You is a delicious surprise — funny and hopeful and heartbreaking, the kind of story that will keep you turning pages into the night. Lou Clark and Will Traynor will capture your heart and linger there long after their story has ended.” Eleanor Brown, New York Times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters

Review:

“Some books make you stop and think, compel you to examine your own take on life or your position or stand on an issue.  Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You will surprise you — it is impossible not to put yourself in the characters’ shoes and you will find yourself thinking about the choices you might make if life changed in an instant.  I loved it.” Lee Woodruff, New York Times bestselling author of In an Instant

Review:

“When I finished this novel, I didn't want to review it: I wanted to reread it....Moyes's story provokes tears that are redemptive, the opposite of gratuitous. Some situations, she forces the reader to recognize, really are worth crying over...with Lou and Will she has created an affair to remember.” New York Times Book Review

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

Review:

Me Before You is one you should read. After finishing Jojo Moyes' Me Before You, you grasp why the novel, a word-of-mouth sensation from Britain, has been sold to 28 countries...by turns funny and moving but never predictable.” USA Today

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

Review:

“READ IT AND WEEP: Heartbreak collides with humor in Jojo Moyes's Me Before You, about the romance between a quadriplegic and his hired caregiver.” Good Housekeeping

Review:

“Masterful...a heartbreaker in the best sense....Me Before You is achingly hard to read at moments, and yet such a joy.” New York Daily News

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....Moyes writes well-developed characters, and it's impossible not to care about them. 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:

"A lovely novel, both nontraditional and enthralling." Publishers Weekly, starred review

Review:

“Moyes' twisting, turning, heartbreaking novel raises provocative moral questions while developing a truly unique relationship between two people brought together by chance. With shades of David Nicholls' beloved One Day, Me Before You is the kind of book you simply can't put down — even when you realize you don't want to see it end....A big-hearted, beautifully written story that teaches us it is never too late to truly start living.” BookPage

About the Author

Jojo Moyes is the New York Times bestselling author of The Girl You Left Behind, Honeymoon in Paris, Me Before You, and The Last Letter from Your Lover. Moyes writes for a variety of newspapers and magazines. She is married to Charles Arthur, technology editor of The Guardian. They live with their three children on a farm in Essex, England.

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Reader Eternal, July 13, 2014 (view all comments by Reader Eternal)
This is a love story like no other. It's one of the most unique and moving romances I have ever read. JoJo Moyes earned a place on my must-read list with this unbelievably beautiful novel. She treats a controversial subject with an admirable grace and delicacy. Her compassion and love for her characters fairly jumps off the page. I was so unexpectedly captivated by this unpredictable, unconvential story. Breathtaking, heartbreaking, and unforgettable!
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C Johnson, June 6, 2013 (view all comments by C Johnson)
What a beautiful story! The characters are English, charming and quirky. I fell in love with them and had a difficult time putting this book down. The main characters are two unlikely people; Will a cantankerous, quadriplegic and Louisa an ordinary village girl, that on the surface have little in common. Louisa becomes Will's caretaker and sets out on a quest to make him want to live again. Moyes takes a controversial topic and addresses it in a way that makes you think about quality of life issues for people with disabilities. This book is also a love story that goes beyond the superficial and gets to the heart of what makes a person valuable. It is tastefully written, but really challenged my beliefs about life and the choices people make. Be prepared to laugh and cry if you read this book.
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hazzeltoz, April 1, 2013 (view all comments by hazzeltoz)
This is not your average love story or typical beach read, but it is a page-turning book that you won't be able to put down. I had never read Jojo Moyes before and now aim to read everything she's written. She develops her characters and story line in such as masterful way that the reader can't help but be drawn in. She treats the topic of disability with incredible tact and realism, never mincing words about the difficulty of living life as a quadriplegic or how difficult it is for everyone who loves the injured person to cope and relate. I stayed up way too late reading this novel. I highly recommend it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780670026609
Author:
Moyes, Jojo
Publisher:
Pamela Dorman Books
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Edition Description:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 400 pages Pamela Dorman Books - English 9780670026609 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , Me Before You is a delicious surprise — funny and hopeful and heartbreaking, the kind of story that will keep you turning pages into the night. Lou Clark and Will Traynor will capture your heart and linger there long after their story has ended.”
"Review" by , “Some books make you stop and think, compel you to examine your own take on life or your position or stand on an issue.  Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You will surprise you — it is impossible not to put yourself in the characters’ shoes and you will find yourself thinking about the choices you might make if life changed in an instant.  I loved it.”
"Review" by , “When I finished this novel, I didn't want to review it: I wanted to reread it....Moyes's story provokes tears that are redemptive, the opposite of gratuitous. Some situations, she forces the reader to recognize, really are worth crying over...with Lou and Will she has created an affair to remember.”
"Review" by , “An unlikely love story....To be devoured like candy, between tears.”
"Review" by , Me Before You is one you should read. After finishing Jojo Moyes' Me Before You, you grasp why the novel, a word-of-mouth sensation from Britain, has been sold to 28 countries...by turns funny and moving but never predictable.”
"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”
"Review" by , “READ IT AND WEEP: Heartbreak collides with humor in Jojo Moyes's Me Before You, about the romance between a quadriplegic and his hired caregiver.”
"Review" by , “Masterful...a heartbreaker in the best sense....Me Before You is achingly hard to read at moments, and yet such a joy.”
"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....Moyes writes well-developed characters, and it's impossible not to care about them. 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 , "A lovely novel, both nontraditional and enthralling."
"Review" by , “Moyes' twisting, turning, heartbreaking novel raises provocative moral questions while developing a truly unique relationship between two people brought together by chance. With shades of David Nicholls' beloved One Day, Me Before You is the kind of book you simply can't put down — even when you realize you don't want to see it end....A big-hearted, beautifully written story that teaches us it is never too late to truly start living.”
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