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Me Before You: A Novel

by Jojo Moyes

Penguin Books USA | July 30, 2013 | Trade Paperback

Me Before You: A Novel is rated 4.5714 out of 5 by 7.
A New York Times bestseller—with more than three million copies sold—by the author of One Plus One and The Girl You Left Behind

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 barely 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 an 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?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.85 in

Published: July 30, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Books USA

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143124544

ISBN - 13: 9780143124542

Found in: Fiction

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Terrific writing with sparkling touches of humour.
Date published: 2014-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great story This book was recommended to me by a friend's book club and I am presenting it as my pick for my book club. It is very thought provoking and will make for interesting discussion. I really enjoyed it.
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have a box of tissues handy! This was my first Jojo Moyes book and I was well aware of her reputation for writing weepers. All the quotes on the back of the book seemed to confirm that I was expected to cry over this story. I enjoyed the characters and thought the plot was quite interesting and timely what with similar stories in the news lately. I kept reading and wondering if maybe the emotional impact was exaggerated. There were points that I felt sad for the characters but no tears had fallen. Then I got to the last fifty pages. Oh...my...god. I went through half a box of tissues. Okay everyone, you were right. This book is most definitely a weeper!
Date published: 2014-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read it I just finished this book (at 2 am)! It was a wonderful read. Such intricate character development and a thought-provoking story line. But it, you'll be glad you did.
Date published: 2014-05-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read. Good story, but somewhat predictable plot and resolution. Critics repeatedly mentioned it brought strong emotions throughout the story. I did not find it that much emotion-stirring. However, it does bring forth important issues such as end-of-life care and assisted-suicide.  
Date published: 2014-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartfelt! A friend recommended this book to me and I have never been so touched emotionally from a book before. Reading it has forever touched my heart.
Date published: 2014-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very reflective of the story line. First read by Jojo Moyes and I must say , wow! Beautiful, touching story that I have already suggested to everyone I know. A great buy for sure.
Date published: 2013-12-16

– More About This Product –

Me Before You: A Novel

by Jojo Moyes

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.85 in

Published: July 30, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Books USA

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143124544

ISBN - 13: 9780143124542

From the Publisher

A New York Times bestseller—with more than three million copies sold—by the author of One Plus One and The Girl You Left Behind

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 barely 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 an 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?

About the Author

Jojo Moyes is the New York Times bestselling author of One Plus One, The Girl You Left Behind, Honeymoon in Paris, Me Before You, The Last Letter from Your Lover, The Ship of Brides, and Silver Bay.  Moyes writes for a variety of newspapers and magazines. She is married to Charles Arthur, technology editor of The Guardian. They live with their three children on a farm in Essex, England.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for ME BEFORE YOU: "A hilarious, heartbreaking, riveting novel . . . I will stake my reputation on this book." — Anne Lamott , People Magazine “When I finished this novel, I didn’t want to review it: I wanted to reread it. . . . an affair to remember.” — New York Times Book Review , Liesl Schillinger “An unlikely love story . . . To be devoured like candy, between tears.” — O, The Oprah Magazine “Funny and moving but never predictable.” — USA Today (****) “Funny, surprising and heartbreaking, populated with characters who are affecting and amusing . . . This is a thought-provoking, thoroughly entertaining novel that captures the complexity of love” — People Magazine “Masterful . . . a heartbreaker in the best sense . . . Me Before You is achingly hard to read at moments, and yet such a joy.” — New York Daily News “READ IT AND WEEP: Heartbreak collides with humor in Jojo Moyes’s Me Before You .” — Good Housekeeping “There are books that you cannot put down. There are also books where you become so invested in the characters, you force yourself to stop reading to prolong the experience because you don''t want the story to end, and that''s what can happen when you read Jojo Moyes'' latest book, Me Before You . . . . You''ll find yourself laughing, smiling, feeling angry and, yes, crying. My only suggestion: Me Before You should be sold with a
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