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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.
This doesn't fit the typical genre I read, as it's more woman's fiction, but I make exception from time to time. The reason I picked this one was because everyone said it was really emotional and I love emotional books. They were right, as this book is one of those that'll make you cry.
Here we have a story about a girl Lou who has been stuck in every way possible. Stuck in the small town with the small life, whit the same boyfriend for years and in the same room which was getting too small for her. We also have a story about Will who was complete opposite. He lived the life everyone could admire. Being young and successful in his business, having any girl he wanted and going to any adventure he could think of. Until one day everything was taken from him after the car accident. Irony in life is when you take some much risks and then get cut by accident. Now he became stuck too, in wheelchairs and his desire not to live. But they've got a lot of things to learn from each other.
Don't be tricked and expect some great romance novel for the beach, as it's not that. It has some romantic parts, but it's more about life and taking chances and finding yourself. Lou needed to crash the walls that were built around her life and learn how to live. This is a book that will teach you that it's never too late in life, it's never to late to live.
Rating: 5 stars
Until the next time,
PS. I know it took me while to review this, so sorry Sarika!
This is the kind of book I love - a tinge of romance and a scoop of life lessons. :-) Hope the translated copy shows up soon so you can share this one. Lovely review!OdgovoriIzbriši
Exactly! :) My friend is not waiting for it. Thanks :)Izbriši
I LOVED this book! I cried buckets, and I also gave it 5 stars (here's my review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/519730847).OdgovoriIzbriši
Those idiots better return the book to the library soon!
Me too! It's really heartbreaking ;) I'll find them and then I'll stalk them :DIzbriši
I'm not gonna tell you that, because I'm not even sure :) But heartbreaking is. Yes it did for sure. Thanks Aman :)OdgovoriIzbriši
Boo for not returning books to the library! I'm glad you just decided to go with the ebook though and that it was more than worth the wait. This sounds like a stunning story and a really moving one as well, and though it's not my typical genre either, you've made me want to give it a try:) Lovely review Tanja!OdgovoriIzbriši
Yeah Jenny they should be punished! It's not mine either, but you see what happened :)) Thanks ;)Izbriši
Tanja! You won't believe it but I took your recommendation seriously and actually ordered a copy of Me Before You for myself. I just got it yesterday (I'll tweet you a pic, so at least you can admire my copy and just forget the whole library incident).OdgovoriIzbriši
And boy! I am SO happy to see that this book is not something you'd normally read but you still gave it a try AND you loved it.
Yay! I can't wait to find out all about Lou and especially about Will's accident. Like you, I'm up for super emotional reads, so this one is totally totally totally right up there for me.
Thank you for your beautiful review, girl!
Sarika @ The Readdicts
P.S: You don't have to apologize to me, dude! You rock! :*
You're awesome girl! :) I'll stalk you just so you know ;) I saw the pic :**Izbriši
I think you'll love this one even more than me, as you love romance books more than me! :) Thanks dude! :)
I like the sound of a finding yourself novel and esp with some romanceOdgovoriIzbriši
I hope you'll get a chance to read it :)Izbriši
This sounds really good :) I love an emotional story! Awesome review Tanja!OdgovoriIzbriši
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I hope you'll read it soon as emotional this is :) Thanks :)Izbriši
LOL love the gif. I hate people like that at the library too. I've never heard of this one before so thanks for bringing it to my attention, it sounds like a great book that sparks some deep thought!OdgovoriIzbriši
I hope you'll get to read it and it sparks some deep thought :) Thanks Alise :)Izbriši
Wow this sounds like it could be an intensely emotional read, but well worth it. I'm glad you finally got to read a copy, even if it wasn't the one you'd hope to read, and that you enjoyed it. It sounds like it is quite inspiring too, and I love when serious emotional reads like this can leave me feeling optimistic about life and second chances. Lovely review!OdgovoriIzbriši
I know that some people avoid emotional reads but I can't get enough of them :) I hope you'll get a chance to read it. Thanks Lauren :)Izbriši
Same here! I don't usually read women's fiction but I need to check this one out because I sometimes love emotional reads! I'm glad you were able to enjoy it after waiting for so long. :)OdgovoriIzbriši
*high fives* I hope you'll get to read it, really. It's worth every tear :)Izbriši
Big finger to the person who took the book from the library. Lame. I have not heard of this one, but I love a good chick lit book every once in awhile and even though the character may hate the small town, I always love small cozy towns. This sounds like one I would enjoy.OdgovoriIzbriši
I do love then but they're at the same time suffocating. Thanks Heidi :)Izbriši
Yes, I get so annoyed when people don't return library books, espesh when it's something I really want to read! I've heard such good things about this book!OdgovoriIzbriši
Yes and it happens all the time. I hope you'll get to read it :)Izbriši
Haha...awesome gif! I can totally understand your frustration. This sounds like an emotional story (you know I love my emotional stories!) and I really like the sound of Lou. I am adding this to my TBR list! Glad you enjoyed this, Tanja!OdgovoriIzbriši
Great review! :D
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I know girl we both love to cry over books! ;) I hope you'll get to it soon. Thanks Maida :)Izbriši