Description: 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.
Rating: 5/5 stars
Cover: Really, really kitschy.
Review: So I thought this would be a sweet little love story. Something where I didn’t have to think while reading it? Gosh, was I wrong!
The main character Louis your typical mc. She is rather naive, her family a little bit abusive (seriously, they make fun of her a lot) and she doesn’t know what to do with her life.
On the other hand we have Will, who led an active life until his accident and who is now very bitter. Usually she would stumble into his life and suddenly she is full of self-assurance and he can laugh again. Usually.
This book doesn’t go the easy way. It is very realistic and doesn’t skimp over the ‘yucky’ parts. The love aspect isn’t that present in this book, instead it focusses on choices; learning to make your own choices and letting other people decide what is best for them.
I have to add trigger warnings: mentioning of gang rape and (assisted) suicide.
You can buy and sample it here.