Me Before You

by Jojo Moyes
30 August 2014

Lou Clark has led a life so far that suits her. She contributes to her families household and has been dating Patrick for seven years. She looses her job and takes one as a caretaker. A job that that changes her life forever. Will Traynor has lost his desire to live after an accident has left him a quadriplegic . He was very successful and adventurous. Wills mother hires Lou to take care of him during the day.

Lou soon overhears that Will has tried to end his life and that's why he can't be left alone. He has agreed to try for six more months and if his quality of life hasn't changed he wants to end it peacefully . Lou tries to show Will life is worth living . Will and Lou fall in love . She thinks its enough to make him want to continue living. Will knows he will never get better and his quality of life will get worse.

This book explores the question of dying with dignity or living in pain. We see how a quadriplegic lives daily. How people can change each other.


Quote: To live remains an art which everyone must learn, and which no one can teach -Havelock Ellis

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