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Me Before You (2013)

by Jojo Moyes

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Series: Me Before You (1)

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"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 never 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 a motorcycle 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? "--… (more)
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Holy wow! All the feelings. I loved Louisa so much and her real relationship with her sister and family. Quite the tear-jerker, this one. ( )
  klnbennett | Oct 7, 2020 |
This is one of those books that I call 'easy reads' I needed something that didn't require much thought and that was a distraction. While it wasn't the greatest book, it certainly kept me reading until 3am! I did end up quietly sobbing, and held my partner a little tighter.
An unconventional love story that has certainly made me think a lot after putting it down. ( )
  MandaTheStrange | Oct 7, 2020 |
Enjoyed reading the story until the last part. Absolutely hated the ending. Was disgusted by it actually. I don't see this book as benefitting impressionable readers by diminishing the value of life and painting planned suicide as an acceptable option for life's troubles. I say this having been in a dark place myself once, this book is disturbing. ( )
  FoolishApril05 | Oct 4, 2020 |
I laughed, cried and thoroughly enjoyed this touching novel. ( )
  baruthcook | Aug 26, 2020 |
spannend und rhrend
  Klookschieter | Aug 18, 2020 |
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It’s a curious phenomenon that in this digital age — in which thoughts that once emerged quietly and gradually on paper have been overtaken by instantaneous visual and audio impressions that are swiftly taken in without really being absorbed — the rapt viewer sometimes needs to be jarred, slowed down and forced to look inward. In “Me Before You,” circumstances lead noncontemplative people to contemplation...Moyes’s heroine, if Lou can be so styled, may not be heroic; her male counterpart may be nobody’s idea of a leading man — and yet with Lou and Will she has created an affair to remember.
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Moyes, Jojoprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bentink, AnnaReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fell, KarolinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Haukeland, ElisabethOvers.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hübschmann, UlrikeSprechersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Helm, LuiseSprechersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lányi JuditTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lindsay, OwenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Livestro, AnnaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lyons, SusanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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"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 never 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 a motorcycle 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? "--

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