Okay so I’m going to level with you here, this book destroyed me. I read this book in one day, I absolutely could not put it down. In fact I’m going to add a picture of what I looked like upon finishing this heart-wrenching piece of literature. You’re welcome.
Now that I am done being dramatic I will get into the important stuff.
Louisa Clark is a woman in her mid 20’s living a mostly comfortable life. She works at a local coffee shop and lives at home with her granddad, mom, dad, younger sister and her sister’s son. Things are mostly comfortable for Lou, until the coffee shop where she works closes and she is soon out of work. This puts a strain on her family and how they can make ends meet. So Lou does the only thing she knows to do, she goes to the local employment office to try and find a job, and after a string of truly awful jobs, and recommendations to become an exotic dancer she interviews for the position of caregiver to a man named Will Traynor. She accepts the position, but she had no idea the impact that this man, and job would have on her life. In the beginning Will and Lou barely tolerate one another, but as time goes on they slowly begin to enjoy being around each other. One day Will’s sister comes to visit and this visit will turn Lou’s entire life upside down. She learns that Will is planning on going to Switzerland at the end of 6 months to end his life. She tries to quit, but her family really needs the money, and she does really enjoy being around Will. So instead of quitting she decides that she will try her hardest to change his mind about ending his life. With 4 months left until Will takes that trip to Switzerland Lou begins planning trips with Will, this is rocky at fist, but as time passes both Will and Lou really begin enjoying themselves. He encourages her to being branching out and seeing the world, he even tries to talk her into going to college. Things are looking really good for them, however will this be enough for Will to change his mind?
Just a BTW: I am in no way affiliated with this author or publishing house. I was not compensated for this post/review, and all opinions are my own. I am just a fan sharing my experiences with all of you.