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4.0 out of 5 stars This was a very easy read, 3 Jan 2012
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I have never read any books by Jojo Moyes before but her fans give her a resounding thumbs up so I thought I should give this a go.
The story is about Louise Clark who loses her job which had been providing some security for her parents and sister (who all still live together at the family home). She takes a temporary six month job with a wealthy family as a carer to their quadriplegic and chronically depressed son. There is a hidden subtext to the job and when she finds it out decides to do all she can to change the situation.
She is an interesting character, bubbly, weirdly dressed, optimistic but at the same time afraid of stepping outside her comfort zone (for a well-hidden reason).
Her charge is handsome though morose and cannot accept the life he now lives after being hurt in an accident. Slowly he begins to unbend towards Louise - or Clark as he usually calls her. She makes him smile and laugh again and he helps her realise her potential and to see what she is missing by staying safely in her own 'backyard'.
There is some interesting factual information for the reader on what it is like to be a 'quad' especially when Louise visits a chatroom to ask for help.
You know as you read on that this book will be sad and I prefer my books not to let me glimpse the ending halfway through. However, though it is sad it is uplifting, as a book of this type should be, and we get to know and care about Louise and her parents and her younger brighter sister. As we do about Will and his parents and their sad marriage.
It was an easy book to read in a few days and enjoyable even if you do work out how and where it will end. This is high praise really from someone prefers her books to have at least one murder before the end of the first chapter.
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