Louisa is from a working-class family and has never thought much beyond her small British town. She lives an ordinary life and enjoys her simple job in a local cafe. But when her boss has to let go, her life is shaken up, and she is suddenly in desperate need of a job. She finds work caring for Will Traynor, a highly successful man who lived his life on the edge until a paralyzing accident confined him to a wheelchair. Will is bitter and depressed. Louisa isn’t sure she can make it a day in this new situation, but she needs the money and is out of options. Slowly things start to thaw between her and Will, and he begins to show her a world beyond their town, a world she never expected.
I adored this book. Louisa is funny, original, and endearing. She lives in the shadow of her sister and has settled into the life and family role that she believes she is fit to play. But gradually, she starts to wonder and dream.
Me Before You is an excellent novel. It breaks your heart and also inspires you to live every moment to the fullest. Read it, and be sure to have a box of tissue nearby.