Release Date: December 31, 2012
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Age Group: Adult
Summary: Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.
What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.
Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that.
What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.
My Thoughts: The reason I love Goodreads is that I find new books that I would have never found otherwise. I saw this pop up on my feed and someone raved about it, so I had to find out more. I went to the summary and it sounded like an interesting read so I had to pick it up.
We are introduced to Lou who has just been let go at her job. She still lives at home with her family and she needs a job to earn money. She ends up working a job for a man who is paralyzed from a little above the stomach down. His name is Will. Before his accident, he was a really active person and happy. He had everything going on. Now he’s confined to the live he has to live now. He isn’t happy. And he makes everyone else miserable too. When Lou starts the job, she doesn’t know if she can do it, care for him.
But Lou doesn’t give up. She strives on and tries to deal with everything the best she can. What choice does she really have? Lou and Will. Loved them. They talk. They get to know one another. They annoy each other, they irritate each other. But they also make eachother laugh.
I seen so many sides of Will. I fell for him. I wanted and needed him to be happy. I loved Lou as a character. I also loved all the side characters and what they added to the mix.
I loved this book, even though it was heartbreaking at times. I felt tears running down my face. But I also laughed during it. This was probably one of the best books I’ve read so far in 2013.
I don’t read too many Adult books anymore. I tend to read more Young Adult. But this one= wow!
A unique heartbreaking story. I recommend it to everyone. Please add this to your To Be Read Pile now!
Overall: Great!!! I don’t even know how to describe this. I just want all my friends to read it and talk about it with me. I want to hear and know their thoughts. Amazing characters and an amazing story.
Cover: Like it. It’s plain yet appealing enough to make you wonder what it is about.
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