Being an avid reader I’m constantly on the lookout for a new book to seize my attention.
It makes waiting on film sets, travelling the cumbersome tube and sunny afternoons in the park some of the loveliest moments of any day... plus you normally learn a thing or two.
I recently finished the book ‘Me before you’.
In short it tells the tale of a man – Will - plunged into life as a quadriplegic after a terrible accident. Just as he is giving up on everything he meets the eccentric Lou who gives him a new perspective on life.
I think Good Housekeeping described it best when they said it’s ‘Heartbreaking yet ultimately uplifting’.
Comparable to One Day’s Emma and Dex, it’s certainly one for an afternoon on the sofa with a box of tissues.
Now go away and check it out!
Make sure you let me know what you think :).
Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.
Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.