Louisa Clark lost her job during a tough economic situation and there are not much jobs for her to choose. Dire financial need prompts her to take up the job of being a companion to Will Traynor,an invalid confined to a wheelchair after an accident. Will has lost his desire to live being dependent on someone else for all his needs.
Lou and Will does not get along well, but there is no way Lou can let the job go. Will they get along?
I read this book in a single day which is a very very rare thing for me these days.
One of the greatest plus points about this book is the characterization of Will and Lou. There are nothing extraordinarily dramatic about their characters other than what is expected in the given circumstances.Will being frustrated and bitchy due to his condition and Lou being frustrated with the way he treats her are kind of expected.
Jojo Moyes has taken up a highly debatable topic and written a sweet story around it. But that does not mean that she has sugar coated things to make it easy for the reader. No. She has pulled the reader totally into the story that everyone ends up wondering what they would do in the given circumstances. What choice should everyone make?
Now don’t ask me what is that highly debatable topic. I am not going to reveal it here and spoil the book for you all.
I loved everything about this book and I hope all of you too do so. It made me chuckle, it made me sad, it made me happy, it made me cry, it made me feel a lot of things which I can never explain to you in words.
Verdict: Highly Highly Recommended.
And please keep few tissues handy if you are the crying type…
Publisher: Michael Joseph
First Release: Jan 2012
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