Moyes is a talented author whose skill is easily seen in the novel Me Before You.
Me Before You was crafted very well – unfortunately, it was the kind of book that rips your heart out and stomps on it. The kind of book that makes The Fault in Our Stars look happy. Me Before You follows a C5-6 quadriplegic (William Traynor a.k.a Will) and his caregiver (Louisa Clark a.k.a Lou).
Lou is a carefree, unique personality who brightens the lives of those around her. Will is glum and depressed, trapped in his wheelchair after an accident that reduced his “big” life into something much smaller. I can’t tell you too much more about the story without revealing too much, but I will say that it is a romance novel.
Moyes has crafted a novel that is hard to put down, one that sticks with you even when you aren’t reading it. A novel that blurs the lines of novel versus reality, because the novel is just so real to the reader.
Oh, and a brief warning, this novel can be triggering. There is a short flashback scene that is fairly intense, and the content of the novel is on a very serious matter. Read with caution, but enjoy the story.