Book Review – Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

This was really not my sort of book. I read it because I had seen a good review about another one of Moyes’ books. That being said, it was well written with some nice characterisations. There were many touches of humour, but I failed to be sufficiently moved by the plight of the central character, Will Traynor.

Will is a quadriplegic following an accident. He is understandably angry and bitter at the circumstances in which he finds himself, and hates his total dependency on other people. Lou Clark is employed to be his very unlikely PA. Inevitably a close relationship develops between Lou and Will. I won’t give too much of the plot away, suffice to say that Lou is shocked at the course of action Will has decided upon and tries to change his mind.

I am sure parts of this book would reduce many readers to tears, but perhaps I am made of sterner stuff because it did not have that effect on me.

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