me-before-youA delightful read right from the first page, Me Before You captured my empathy and my imagination, making me not want to put the book down. Will Trainer, a man with everything going for him, steps into the street one rainy morning, only to lose everything he’s ever loved about his life.

Louisa Clark come to his aide by mere default, after losing the only job she’s ever had. As the family’s breadwinner for this particular season, Louisa finds herself wary of Will’s disposition but desperate for the money. Long hours with nothing to do but skirt around Will’s paraplegia force the two of them into transparent companionship. The long hours start to fade as Louise realized Will’s true intent. She does everything in her power to try and change his mind. Her growing love for the man she’s been hired to care for forges a deep and unforgettable connection between the two of them. This life-altering connection stirred deep emotion in me, and it ended up saving them both in every sense of the word.

I decided to see the film as well, and I was so pleased with the way every character brought vulnerability and life to the screen. I found myself very nearly falling in love myself. I would highly recommend this book for anybody brave enough to ask themselves the deer questions about life’s meaning. This story will stay with me long after I’ve turned the last page, and I’m grateful for the perspective it gave me.

Have you read anything recently that made it to the New York Times Bestseller list? If so, was it worth recommending?