Me Be­fore You

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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.

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