"You only get one life. It's actually your duty to live it as full as possible."
I had this book on my shelf for well over a year before I finally got round to picking it up. It was only when I saw the trailer for the film adaptation that is being released later this year, that I knew I had to read it.
The novel focuses on the life of Louise Clark, a twenty-something women who has lived in the same town all her life. When she unexpectantly loses her job, she lands a position working for a former adrenaline junkie, Will Traynor. Will suffered an accident which took away his desire to live until he meets Louise that is. Louise Clark bursts into his life with a swirl of colour. Together, they change each other for all time.
It's hard to describe the plot of the story without giving too much away, however, there really is more to this novel than meets the eye. In my opinion, this story is heartbreakingly beautiful, and unlike any other novel I have read before. The trailer for the film adaptation can be seen here, although I feel this does present the story as more of a romantic comedy, although I imagine this is to not give too much away. The story deals with both moral and ethical issues that really absorb the reader.
Overall, I would rate this book a 5/5, it is an extraordinary story that is gripping and believable. Jojo Moyes has a way of making the reader become completely absorbed.
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