Me Before You, Jojo Moyes
When Louisa Clark applies for a job as a companion to a disabled man, she is not remotely prepared. Not only is Will Traynor physically disabled and confined to a wheelchair, his soul seems confined as well. Louisa finds purpose in showing him all the options that remain open, even in a wheelchair. But Will remains seems unconvinced. Lou is in a race against time, as Will already has an appointment with an assisted suicide provider. Is the time remaining enough for her to prove to him that life -his life- is still worth living?
This book touches on some hard issues – not only what life is like for a quadriplegic in a wheelchair, but also quality of life and assisted suicide. But -although it’s a very sad story- what I felt at the end was hope, and affirmation that each of us gets to live our lives the way we choose.
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