Novels Pre-intermediate

Me before You by Jojo Moyes

This is a classic love story between a strong successful guy and a modest girl. The book might seem trivial, but the usual plot is viewed from a completely new angle. Will’s life is like a dream. He is rich, handsome and successful. The guy loves fast riding a motorcycle and always knows how to achieve any goals. This causes sincere envy of others. One day, Will hurries to a business meeting. Suddenly he falls under the wheels of a motorcycle. This accident changes his life forever. Now Will is confined to a wheelchair. He cannot even eat on his own, so he needs round-the-clock care. It seems, life is over. But at one crucial moment Will meets Louisa. New changes are to happen. Something unexpectable is waiting for the desperate guy.

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Me before You by Jojo Moyes

February 2007

When Will came out of the bathroom, Lissa was sitting up in his bed and looking through a travel magazine. Her beautiful blonde hair fell over her shoulders.

“Do we really have to walk up mountains?” she said. “It will be our first holiday together. How about a beach in Bali? We can lie on the sand and have long, relaxing evenings.”

“I don’t like relaxing holidays,” Will replied, putting on a suit. “I need to be busy.”

“Like throwing yourself out of aeroplanes, or bungee jumping?” Lissa asked and smiled.

Me before You by Jojo Moyes

“You should try it,” he replied. “Right, I must go to the office. There’s food in the fridge for breakfast.”

He sat on the side of the bed, and she put her arms around his neck. “I’ll have breakfast when I get home,” she said. “Are we going away this weekend?”

“I’m not sure,” he replied, kissing her. Then he stood up and turned on his mobile phone, which immediately showed that he had lots of messages. “I may have to go to New York. Shall we go out for dinner on Thursday? You can choose the restaurant.”

“I will only come if you turn off that thing,” she said, looking at his phone.

He smiled. “OK, I promise to turn it off.” Then he put on his jacket and left his flat.

When Will got to the street, it was raining hard, and he decided to get a taxi. While he was waiting for one to arrive, he began checking his messages. He listened to the first one and immediately made a call.

“You have to call New York, Rupert,” he said. “Something’s wrong with the papers.”

A taxi came along the other side of the road. Will looked from left to right and then began to run across the road. The rain was running down his neck. Suddenly, he heard an engine and then the sound of wheels stopping quickly. He turned, and for a second he saw the huge car coming fast towards him. Then his hand opened and the phone fell on to the road.

And then there was nothing…

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