“Me Before You” was unbelievable; once I started reading, I could not put it down. Witty, touching and heartbreaking all at the same time, this romance novel will have you laughing and crying from beginning to end. Make sure you wear waterproof mascara (or none!) and, if you don’t like crying in front of people, try not to read it on public transport.

Without giving too much away (as I highly recommend you read this one), this novel explores a complex, controversial topic that has been highly prevalent in the news over the past few years. Exploring both sides of a very sensitive issue, this story explores the delicate balance between helping your loved ones to hold on and understanding when it’s time to let go. This book does not tell you which side of the argument in question is the right one, but it is a beautiful exploration of the impact that long-term disability can have on an individual and their loved ones.

The relationship between the two main characters, Louisa and William, is an unlikely one… but when they are thrown together by circumstance, each is able to change the other’s life completely.

This post is deliberately vague, so I do apologise. Please go and read this novel; it’s beautifully written and utterly heartbreaking, yet sprinkled with enough humour to get you through the emotional rollercoaster.

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