Book Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

This is now in paperback and I highly recommend it.

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (Pamela Dorman Books; 369 pages; $27.95).

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            “Tell me something good,” the quadriplegic Will Traynor commands his caregiver Louisa Clark in Jojo Moyes’ British bestseller Me Before You.

Will is an ex-“Master of the Universe” type who once had everything his heart craved: good looks; intelligence; the perfect job; great wealth; an active social life; a beautiful girlfriend; whirlwind vacations; four working limbs.  An accident left Will paralyzed from his upper chest down, irrevocably altering his life and his outlook.  The grim reality is that Will has lost the desire to live.  He detests his wheelchair and wants only to end his life.

Enter Lou, a young woman who really has not even lived.  In fact, she’s never even been outside the tiny village she calls home and can barely drive a car.  While Will is limited physically, Lou is emotionally stunted.  Years…

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