Twenty-something Louisa Clark decides to take on the job of care assistant to quadriplegic Will Traynor, because her parents rely on her income. Will, though, is distant and angry about his life, and Louisa is finding it hard to work with him. Slowly, Louisa breaks down the barrier between them and she finds herself really liking Will. When Louisa discovers that Will is going to Switzerland in six months to end his own life, she is very upset. Louisa decides that she will use this time to take Will on adventures, hoping to get him to believe that his life is worth living. Will Louisa succeed, or will she have to let Will go?
I'm a librarian with a background in Reader's Advisory who left librarianship for domestic...uh...bliss.
From 1992-2003 I worked at the Downers Grove (IL) Public Library. I served on YALSA's Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults (1998-2000, chair 2000) and Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (2001-2003, chair 2002). I wrote the article "Zap! Woosh! Kerplow! Build High Quality Graphic Novel Collections With Impact" (School Library Journal, January 1997). I am a substitute Reference Librarian at the Indian Prairie Public Library.