Me Before You
by Jojo Moyes
Out of a job and down on her luck, 26-year-old Louisa Clark finally gets employment as carer and companion to bitter Will Traynor, an ex-businessman and adventurer left quadriplegic by an accident. From different worlds but flung together by circumstances beyond their control, Will and Louisa develop an unlikely friendship through which they overcome their fears, while gradually opening up to new experiences and to each other. Moyes’ insightful, unpretentious prose reflects the starkness of her protagonists’ adversities, while bringing to life the poignant bond they share. Thought-provoking and simultaneously both funny and serious, this emotional journey calls for multiple boxes of tissues.