Author: Jojo Moyes Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books/Viking Publication Date: Dec 31, 2012 Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Fiction Pages: 369 Buy: The Book Depository
Book Description: 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.
While this is not the typical genre or story I go for, I truly loved this book. This love story between an able bodied person and a recently C 5-6 quadriplegic was touching and once I started I did not want to put it down. Since I have received books that ask for reviews in return, I have felt this sort of rush to finish reading them. Sometimes it felt a chore to pick up the book and keep reading. But this book was different. When I had to put it down for finals I found myself glancing down at it, desperately wanting to pick it up and immerse myself in the words Moyes had written.
By the time I was reaching the end I didn’t want it to stop. I knew how it was going to end but I didn’t want to believe it. And by the last couple of pages I was trying desperately not to bawl out in the middle of the plane.
This book was amazing and so touching. I laughed, I smiled, I cried. I wish it didn’t end the way it did, but the ending was necessary. If you’re looking fora heartfelt novel this is the book for you. And even if it isn’t your cup of tea, I highly recommend it. This book will make you look at your life under a new light. A must read.
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My Rating: ★★★★★