finished reading...

I finished reading this last night and it's still hanging on with me. By turns funny, romantic, and heartbreaking, I couldn't put it down and I didn't want it to end.

From the publisher:
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

Most of the novel is told from Louisa's point of view. The weakness of the story is when other characters narrate. I didn't care for that, even though I am overall a fan of that style. There were layers upon layers of every character but the story is really about Lou and Will.

I loved this book. It moved me.


The Gal Herself said...

When someone reads as much as you do, it's noteworthy when one stands out. I'll have to remember your recommendation.

Cristy S said...

Definitely on my must read list. After I finish the Harry Potter's though.