Last week I read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, and I loved it!
Here’s a preview of the book:
Louisa Clark is totally content with her life, that is until she loses her job of six years at the local cafe. Her parents rely on her pay checks, but with no other job experience, she is forced to enlist in job assistance. Louisa tried everything from fast food to factory work, but nothing was right for her. She finally finds a job as a caretaker for a quadriplegic named Will. Before being hit by a speeding motorcycle, Will was a wealthy business man from London who lived a very big life. Her contract is only for six months, but the pay is so good, that she literally can’t afford to say no. At first she hates her job. Will is very angry, and bitterly rude. However, things begin to look up, and Will and Louisa begin to enjoy each others company. Shortly after their “breakthrough”, Louisa discovers why her contract is only for six months. Will is miserable. He hates being stuck in a wheelchair. He hates that he can no longer live on his own. He hates that he has lost his freedom. Will no longer wants to live, and he knows that his condition will likely get worse. He has promised his parents six more months of life, and then he wants to go to Switzerland and have an assisted suicide. At first Louisa is outraged. She feels like she has been hired as a babysitter, and that her only purpose is to make sure he keeps his promise. At first she wants no part of his plan, but eventually has a change of heart. Louisa decides to use the time she has left to show Will that life is worth living.
This is where I’m going to leave you! I don’t want to give away the ending, instead I want you to read the book for yourself. The ending will surprise you!
Have a great day!