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Me Before You

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By (author) Jojo Moyes

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  • Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
  • Format: Hardback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 231mm x 33mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 31 December 2012
  • ISBN 10: 0670026603
  • ISBN 13: 9780670026609
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 155,292

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A "New York Times "bestseller--with more than one million copies sold--by the author of "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 never 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?"

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Jojo Moyes is the author of "The Last Letter from Your Lover." Her follow-up, "Me Before You," was a major bestseller in the UK. She is a writer for "The Daily Telegraph" and "The Daily Mail," and she currently lives with her family in Essex, England.

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Praise for ME BEFORE YOU: "When I finished this novel, I didn't want to review it: I wanted to reread it. . . . Moyes's story provokes tears that are redemptive, the opposite of gratuitous. Some situations, she forces the reader to recognize, really are worth crying over. . . . with Lou and Will she has created 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" "After finishing Jojo Moyes' ME BEORE YOU, you grasp why the novel, a word-of-mouth sensation from Britain, has been sold to 28 countries. . . . by turns 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" "READ IT AND WEEP: Heartbreak collides with humor in Jojo Moyes's "Me Before You," about the romance between a quadriplegic and his hired caregiver." --"Good Housekeeping" "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" "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." . . . Moyes writes well-developed characters, and it's impossible not to care about them. You'll find yourself laughing, smiling, feeling angry and, yes, crying. My only suggestion: "Me Before You" should be sold with a pack of tissues." --"The Associated Press" "A hilarious, heartbreaking, riveting novel . . . I will stake my reputation on this book." --Anne La