“Push yourself. Don’t Settle. Just live well. Just LIVE.”
― Jojo Moyes, Me Before You
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes isn’t one of those books with oodles of romance. Yet, this book has it in it, to give you that emotional tug at the heart. It depicts a beautiful journey of two distinct individuals- Louisa Clark and Will Traynor. Where Louisa Clark may seem way too whimsical, Will is a quadriplegic as a result of an accident and, is seldom interested in all things around him. But life has plans and the two paths meet. For me, it is the character of Louisa Clark that left a lasting impression.
Louisa may seem to be just another ordinary working girl
She sure does have her quirky ways and a rather weird sense of style. She has her reservations in life, and is constantly overshadowed by her bright younger sister at home. Yet, there is this undying spirit within her. She takes up the job of a caregiver for Will Treynor-a quadriplegic, despite the fact that she hasn’t an iota of knowledge on how to deal with one. To top it up tackling Will’s mood swings makes the situation more complex. But Louisa doesn’t give up. With her optimism and wit, she sails through it all. She tries to see the best in everything.
Indeed a tough task at hand, this strong girl, not only learns to manage Will’s medical condition; she also brings in the much needed cheer to the recluse Will. The book sure didn’t have a happy ending, but here is this woman who oozes out optimism despite having her own set of issues, fears and concerns in life.
This post is a part of the A to Z Blogging Challenge where I write about twenty six women characters from books, who have left an impact on me. You can read the previous posts here- Women in Books