Let me start by saying that I am having such a huge book hangover right now. This book was such an emotional roller-coaster for me and now I definitely need to see the movie when it comes out in a few months. I will be sitting there with a bag of popcorn, a box of tissues and the book in my purse because I'm having a hard time letting go of these characters right now.
The book starts off with Louisa who just lost her job at a nearby café and is trying really hard to find another job to help support her parents, her sister and nephew. Louisa is a very ordinary and chatty girl who, after many failed job attempts, ends up finding work as Will Traynor's caregiver. After an accident that had occurred two years prior, Will Traynor is now a quadriplegic. Once successful and with a love of living life to its fullest, he finds himself to be very miserable since he no longer has control of his life. At first, he tries to drive Lou away with his sarcasm but Lou is set out on a mission to show him that life is worth living no matter the circumstances. What they don't expect is the hold they have on one another.
This book. This book took my breath away, stole my heart, broke it and taped it back together again. My dear heart has been through a lot while reading this book. It carries so much hope and love within its pages. I love these characters so much. Throughout the book, you can see the determination that both Will and Lou have as they try so hard to make the other's life better. The progression of their affection for each other was a big plus for me. I was never a huge fan of the instant love you sometimes see in some books and this one felt very gradual and realistic. The whole story felt realistic to me. It felt like something similar could very well happen and it makes you wonder how you would approach the situation. What would you do? It's not always going to be happy moments though, I have shed many tears while reading this book so you have been warned, my fellow readers. I was very invested in this book and I highly recommend it.
Oh man, I don't even know what to read next after that. Any suggestions?