Me Before You is a novel of romantic fiction.
The book features Louisa Clark and Will Traynor as its main characters. It explores the question of whether love can bring two people who had nothing in common together by giving them everything to lose. Louisa Clark is an unassuming and ordinary young woman with an even more ordinary life. She calls herself ?one of the invisibles? and refers to her steady boyfriend, a personal trainer, in a similar manner. She was scared by boys with beer several years prior to the beginning of the story and has, as a result, never ventured out of the borders of the sleepy village that she lives in. When the caf? that she works in closes down, she realises that she has no employable skills. She takes a job as Will Traynor?s caretaker. Will is wheelchair-bound after an accident, which has turned him into a temperamental and rude being. Before the accident, Will lived life on a large scale, doing big business, engaging in extreme sports, and travelling the world, and now he can?t walk or even feed himself. He is bossy and moody, and convinced that the only thing he has control over is his own death.
Lou realises that she must grow a backbone to compensate for Will?s broken one, and throws herself into finding ways to make him happy. He becomes involved with teaching her how to stand up for herself and take risks, and she finds herself becoming stronger and more bold the more time that she spends with him. However, she soon finds out that he has plans to end his own life, and must scramble to give him a reason to live. Will she be able to?
The author has woven a touching and heart-wrenching story through simple language and the creation of relatable, flawed, and complex characters. Me Before You was published in 2012 by Penguin UK in paperback.
The book has become an international phenomenon, and sold over 3 million copies.
Book 2: The Fault in our Stars by John Green
one for all
The Fault in our Stars is a book for everyone, be it people in their old age, or teens studying in school, this book is an ideal feel good and emotional novel for all. Written by John Green and published by Penguin UK, in the year 2013, this book has gone on to become a major seller in all parts of the world. It has sold more than ten million copies worldwide.
The book is about two teenagers, Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters, who are also the protagonists and follows their lives when they are diagnosed with terminal cancer. Their lives change completely post diagnosis. Hazel meets Augustus for the very first time at a, support centre for cancer patients and survivors, which she had started to attend. Augustus is there for a remission. This is when they meet each other and their lives see some light again and they feel alive and better. This is a book that has it all be it love, emotion, drama, humour, pain, fear and even death.
For the Reader
As the book progresses, the readers are unwittingly brought into the lives of the characters and start feeling and thinking about them as one of their own. The various turns that Hazel and Augustus go through, the tragic moments, the funny moments and the times when the readers are left teary eyed, is what makes this book worth a read. The readers gain an insight into the lives of people who are diagnosed by terminal cancer, the struggles they go through, their daily lives and how cancer disrupts the lives of the other people involved as well. However, the story also leaves a message of courage, true happiness and how to live life. This book through its protagonists try to tell that one should not feel pity for themselves, rather embrace life or what?s precious is left of it. It touches the chords of the readers? hearts through its emotional appeal.
About the Author
John Green is a bestselling author for New York Times with books like Looking For Alaska, Paper Towns and The Fault in our Stars. He has been awarded the Printz Award as well as the Edgar Award. His books have been published in over 12 languages.
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Book 3: PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
Meaningful and moving ? the classic million-copy bestselling love story from Cecelia Ahern.
Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mates. But not Holly and Gerry.
Childhood sweethearts, no one could imagine them without each other.
Until the unthinkable happens. Gerry's death devastates Holly. But Gerry has left her a bundle of notes, one for each of the months after his death, guiding Holly into her new life, each note signed 'PS, I Love You'.
As the notes are gradually opened, the man who knows Holly better than anyone sets out to teach her that life goes on. With some help from her friends and her noisy and loving family, Holly finds herself laughing, crying, singing, dancing ? and being braver than ever before.
Life is for living, she realizes ? but it always helps if there's an angel watching over you.
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