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On its 10th anniversary, rediscover the love story that captured 21 million hearts . . . THE NO. 1 BESTSELLING PHENOMENON AND MAJOR FILM ADAPTATION
'One of the most memorable books of the last decade' WOMAN & HOME
'Utterly absorbing and blissfully romantic' DAILY TELEGRAPH
'The only book that ever made me cry' LISA JEWELL
'You simply have to read it' CLOSER
'Magical and heartbreaking' MARIE CLAIRE
'A timeless love story' RED
Will needed Lou as much as she needed him, but will her love be enough to save his life?
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 teashop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.
What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.
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.
Beautifully romantic, moving and heart-wrenching, Me Before You is the unforgettable love story that defined a decade.
If you fell in love with Lou Clark, find out what she does next in After You and Still Me - out now!
'Lou and Will are a couple who readers will take into their hearts' Independent on Sunday
'A bittersweet story about love, learning and letting go. A tremendous read' Daily Mail
'Beautifully written' Sun
'Funny, believable and heartbreaking' Woman's Own
'A perceptive and moving tale' Independent
'A triumph' Elle
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Reading Jojo Moyes’ warmhearted novels, you get the feeling the bestselling British novelist loves life in all its messy splendour. Me Before You tells the story of Will—a wealthy paraplegic raging against the circumstances of his life—and Lou, the cash-strapped, befuddled and well-meaning 26-year-old hired to mind him during the days. Moyes’ characters are fantastically authentic; as their relationship evolves and deepens, you’re drawn into a life-changing adventure that will make you break your heart—and laugh.
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.