Me Before You tells the story of two very different characters: Lou, a small town girl caught between dead-end jobs and Will, a high-profile, successful man who becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. Will has decided his life is not worth living until Lou is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds apart and trapped together by circumstance, the two get off to a rocky start. But, Lou becomes determined to prove to Will that life is worth living and as they embark on a series of adventures together, each finds their world changing in ways neither of them could begin to imagine.
The novel has sold over half a million copies and quickly landed on The New York Times bestseller list. Global E-book sales have crossed 250,000 and the book is now sold into thirty-one translations, including an upcoming first printing in Germany (March 2013) with 120,000 copies.
Critical raves include this excerpt from The New York Times Book Review.
The Daily Mail had this to say about the novel.
People Magazine also praised the book in their review.
Here's what MGM Studios president Jonathan Glickman said about the story.
Author Jojo Moyes also released the following statement regarding the acquisition.
The film rights were negotiated by Jessica Cooper of Curtis Brown for Moyes. Cassidy Lange, MGM's senior vice president, production, will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.