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.
This book was so good. Honestly, I knew the ending before i even started reading this book and i spoiled it for myself (i read the synopsis for second book by accident). I wasn’t expecting anything to surprise me since i already knew what was going to happen but the author surprised me and that doesn’t happen very often because my mind always starts working on what the plot twists will be while i’m reading a book.
If you haven’t read it already and you’re thinking it’s going to be a boring book, JUST READ IT, please. It’s a really amazing book and it taught me so much about life and how you should live it. After finding out the ending i thought i knew what the story is going to be but it wasn’t that at all.
The book is actually fun to read and i connected with the characters. Yes it does makes you sad but it also gives you so many life lessons. When the story starts, it makes you feel that it’s such a fun and light read and it gradually shifts the mood towards the end.
Following Lou on this journey was really great and the book also tells the story from some other character’s POV which was good. It was nice to get some insight on what other people were thinking and what their state of mind was. The ending wasn’t a happy one but i’m not disappointed. It ended the way it should’ve been.
Regardless to say, i cried (a lot) but it was worth it.
I liked Louisa’s character very much. She was so much fun. Will was quite opposite to Lou as he was more outgoing but i still loved him.
The plot was very realistic. I loved it. You don’t get to read stories like these very often.
I liked the insight on the quadriplegic community. It’s sad to know how many people suffer from it and how other people treat them.
My favorite quote from the book is: “Just live well, Just live”.
Character development was very good. All of the characters were unique, real and relatable. Lou and Will were fun to read about but other characters also stood out like Lou’s sister Treena and Will’s caretaker Nathan.
I really liked the sisterly bond between Lou and Treena. The author mentioned so many little details of their relationship like Treena taking Lou’s clothes without telling her (my sister does that to me). Lou’s rest of the family members were also very lovable.
If you haven’t grabbed your copy yet, you can get it here: Amazon