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.
I’ve always liked Jojo Moyes and her books, but I’m one of those fans who has sadly not read all of her works. So, I’ve decided to try and read as many as I possibly can this year. Even if it’s one per month.
Louisa Clark is a selfless person. Quite frankly, she may be the most selfless character I’ve ever come across. Losing her job hit her hard yet for those readers who know what it’s like, it’s horribly frightening.
When Louisa and Will first meet, I felt a little bit awkward, like I wasn’t supposed to be there. But as the narrative progressed, so did their working relationship and before I had chance to change the page, it had blossomed into a heartwarming friendship. With the strong use of including different point of views from several others characters every now and then, readers had the chance to understand Will’s situation more.
I thought the book was extremely heartwarming and a real wakeup call. Enjoy life to the max.