Me Before You

Louisa (Lou) Clark Character Analysis

The main protagonist of the novel, Lou is a resourceful, cheerful girl who has been wasting her potential in her small hometown because she feels responsible for taking care of her mother (Josie), her father (Bernard), and her sister, Treena. She is also stuck in a long-term relationship with her fitness-obsessed boyfriend Patrick. Lou becomes the caregiver for Will Traynor and tries to show him that life is still worth living, even though Will suffers from quadriplegia. Lou is endlessly optimistic, eventually falling in love with Will and the spark of adventure he adds to her life. With Will’s encouragement, Lou fulfills her dreams of going to university to study fashion.

Louisa (Lou) Clark Quotes in Me Before You

The Me Before You quotes below are all either spoken by Louisa (Lou) Clark or refer to Louisa (Lou) Clark. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Chapter 1 Quotes

I had never considered that you might miss a job the way you miss a limb – a constant, reflexive thing. I hadn’t thought that as well as the obvious fears about money, and your future, losing your job would make you feel inadequate, and a bit useless.

Related Characters: Louisa (Lou) Clark (speaker)
Page Number: 18
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Chapter 2 Quotes

I am 26 years old and I wasn’t really sure what I was. Up until I lost my job I hadn’t even given it any thought…Apart from an exotic taste in clothes, and the fact that I’m a bit short, there’s not a lot separating me from anyone you might pass in the street. You probably wouldn’t look at me twice. An ordinary girl, leading an ordinary life.

Related Characters: Louisa (Lou) Clark (speaker)
Page Number: 21
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Chapter 3 Quotes

“You were just looking at my photographs. Wondering how awful it must be to live like that and then turn into a cripple.”

Related Characters: Will Traynor (speaker), Louisa (Lou) Clark
Page Number: 42-43
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Chapter 4 Quotes

“I know what you’re thinking,” she said, after a pause. “But I did try. I really tried. For months. And he just pushed me away… You know, you can only actually help someone who wants to be helped,” she said.

Related Characters: Alicia Dewar (Lissa) (speaker), Louisa (Lou) Clark, Will Traynor
Page Number: 57
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I could well imagine Will pushing her away. But surely if you loved someone it was your job to stick with him? To help him through the depression? In sickness and in health, and all that?

Related Characters: Louisa (Lou) Clark (speaker), Will Traynor, Alicia Dewar (Lissa)
Page Number: 61
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Chapter 6 Quotes

Treena was the reader. It was almost as if by picking up a book I felt like I was invading her patch. I thought about her and Thomas disappearing to the university and realized I still didn’t know whether it made me feel happy or sad – or something a bit complicated in between.

Related Characters: Louisa (Lou) Clark (speaker), Katrina (Treena) Clark, Thomas Clark
Page Number: 90-91
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“I have never found a pair of tights I loved like that again. They don’t do them anymore. Or if they do, they don’t make them for grown women.”
“Strange, that,”
“Oh, you can mock. Didn’t you ever love anything that much?”

Related Characters: Louisa (Lou) Clark (speaker), Will Traynor (speaker)
Related Symbols: Lou’s Bumblebee Tights
Page Number: 96
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Chapter 7 Quotes

Patrick had never minded the fact that I dressed “inventively,” as he put it. But what if he hadn’t been entirely truthful? Patrick’s job, his whole social life, now revolved around the control of flesh – taming it, reducing it, honing it. What if, faced with those tight little track-suited bottoms, my own suddenly seems wanting? What if my curves, which I had always thought of as pleasantly voluptuous, now seemed doughy to his exacting eyes?

Related Characters: Louisa (Lou) Clark (speaker), Patrick
Page Number: 102
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“You’re twenty-six years old, Clark. You should be out there, claiming the world as your own, getting in trouble in bars, showing off your strange wardrobe to dodgy men…”
“I’m happy here,” I said.
“Well, you shouldn’t be.”

Related Characters: Louisa (Lou) Clark (speaker), Will Traynor (speaker)
Page Number: 108
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Chapter 11 Quotes

“If you’d bothered to ask me, Clark, if you’d bothered to consult me just once about this so-called fun outing of ours, I could have told you. I hate horses, and horse racing. Always have. But you didn’t bother to ask me. You decided what you thought you’d like me to do, and you went ahead and did it. You did what everyone else does. You decided for me.”

Related Characters: Will Traynor (speaker), Louisa (Lou) Clark
Page Number: 171
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Chapter 12 Quotes

“I just… want to be a man who has been to a concert with a girl in a red dress. Just a few minutes more.” …
I closed my eyes and lay my head against the headrest, and we sat there together for a while longer, two people lost in remembered music, half hidden in the shadow of a castle on a moonlit hill.

Related Characters: Louisa (Lou) Clark (speaker), Will Traynor (speaker)
Page Number: 185
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Chapter 13 Quotes

…Granddad was picking at his plate with greedy delight, letting out what we called his “food noises” – little grunts and murmurs of pleasure.
“Delicious salmon,” Will said to my mother. “Really lovely flavor.”

Related Characters: Louisa (Lou) Clark (speaker), Will Traynor (speaker), Granddad
Page Number: 197
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I ran out of the room and pulled on a pair in the hallway. I pointed a toe, admiring the silliness of them. I don’t think a present had ever made me so happy in my life.
I walked back in. Will let out a small cheer. Granddad banged his hands on the table. Mum and Dad burst out laughing. Patrick just stared.

Related Characters: Louisa (Lou) Clark (speaker), Will Traynor, Patrick, Granddad
Related Symbols: Lou’s Bumblebee Tights
Page Number: 202
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Now he was just Will – maddening, mercurial, clever, funny Will – who patronized me and liked to play Professor Higgins to my Eliza Doolittle. His body was just a part of the whole package, a thing to be dealt with, at intervals, before we got back to the talking. It had become, I supposed, the least interesting part of him.

Related Characters: Louisa (Lou) Clark (speaker), Will Traynor
Page Number: 204
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Chapter 16 Quotes

It had become a kind of specter for me, the airless little room with no windows. The thought of sleeping in there again made my chest feel tight. I was twenty-seven years old. I was the main earner of the family. I could not sleep in what was essentially a cupboard.

Related Characters: Louisa (Lou) Clark (speaker)
Page Number: 241-242
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Chapter 17 Quotes

I thought of my parents, my sister with her big new life. Mine was to be the small life, my ambitions the petty ones. I glanced over at the maze, at its dark, dense box hedging. I was being ridiculous. Perhaps I had been behaving ridiculously for years. It was all over, after all. And I was moving on.

Related Characters: Louisa (Lou) Clark (speaker), Will Traynor, Katrina (Treena) Clark
Related Symbols: The Maze
Page Number: 269
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“Ultimately, they want to look on the bright side. They need me to look on the bright side… You, Clark,” he looked down at his hands, “are the only person I have felt able to talk to since I ended up in this bloody thing.”

Related Characters: Louisa (Lou) Clark (speaker), Will Traynor (speaker)
Page Number: 275
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“Some mistakes… just have greater consequences than others. But you don’t have to let that night be the thing that defines you.”
I felt his head still pressed against mine.
“You, Clark, have the choice not to let that happen.”

Related Characters: Will Traynor (speaker), Louisa (Lou) Clark
Page Number: 276
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Chapter 18 Quotes

I wanted to tell him that he was too good for that silly caramel woman, no matter what appearances might suggest, and that… I didn’t know what else I wanted to say. I just wanted to make it better. “You okay?” I said, as I caught up. The bottom line was, it should have been him.

Related Characters: Louisa (Lou) Clark (speaker), Will Traynor, Alicia Dewar (Lissa)
Page Number: 284
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“Louisa is one of the smartest people I know, but I can’t make her see her own possibilities.”
Mary Rawlinson gave him a sharp look. “Don’t patronize her, dear. She’s quite capable of answering for herself.” I blinked. “I rather think that you of all people should know that,” she added.

Related Characters: Louisa (Lou) Clark (speaker), Will Traynor (speaker), Mary Rawlinson (speaker)
Page Number: 289
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Chapter 20 Quotes

“Well, this is actual life or death, after all, and you’re locked into this man’s life every day, locked into his weird secret. That’s got to create a kind of false intimacy. Either that or you’re getting some weird Florence Nightingale complex.”

Related Characters: Katrina (Treena) Clark (speaker), Louisa (Lou) Clark, Will Traynor
Page Number: 315
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“It feels like I might be running, but I feel like I’m permanently just a little bit behind the rest of the field. I feel like…” He took a deep breath, as if he were trying to compose himself. “I feel like there’s something bad around the bend, and everyone else seems to know what it is except me.”

Related Characters: Patrick (speaker), Louisa (Lou) Clark
Page Number: 320
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Chapter 23 Quotes

I know this isn’t a conventional love story. I know there are all sorts of reasons I shouldn’t even be saying what I am. But I love you. I do. I knew it even when I left Patrick. And I think you might even love me a little bit.

Related Characters: Louisa (Lou) Clark (speaker), Will Traynor, Patrick
Page Number: 359
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“Well, you don’t have to let that… that chair define you.”
“But it does define me, Clark. You don’t know me, not really. You never saw me before this thing. I loved my life, Clark. Really loved it… I led a big life.” His voice had lifted now. “I am not designed to exist in this thing – and yet for all intents and purposes it is now the thing that defines me.”

Related Characters: Louisa (Lou) Clark (speaker), Will Traynor (speaker)
Page Number: 361
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Chapter 25 Quotes

I couldn’t imagine crying over anyone I’d been with. The only equivalent was if I thought about Thomas waiting to die in some strange country, and as soon as that thought came to mind it made something inside me actually flip over, it was so hideous. So I stuck that in the back of my mental filing cabinet too, under the drawer labeled: unthinkable.

Related Characters: Katrina (Treena) Clark (speaker), Louisa (Lou) Clark, Will Traynor, Thomas Clark
Page Number: 383
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Chapter 26 Quotes

Mum? I owe Will. I owe it to him to go. Who do you think got me to apply to college? Who do you think encouraged me to make something of myself, to travel places, to have ambitions? Who changed the way I think about everything? About myself even? Will did. I’ve done more, lived more, in the last six months than in the last twenty-seven years of my life.

Related Characters: Louisa (Lou) Clark (speaker), Will Traynor, Josie Clark (Lou’s Mom)
Page Number: 330
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It’s not my choice. It’s not the choice of most of us on this board. I love my life, even if I wish it was different…If he is determined, if he really can’t see a way of things being better for him, then I guess the best thing you can do is just be there. You don’t have to think he’s right. But you do have to be there.

Related Characters: Ritchie (speaker), Louisa (Lou) Clark, Will Traynor
Page Number: 395
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Epilogue Quotes

Push yourself. Don’t settle. Wear those stripey legs with pride… you are scored on my heart, Clark. You were from the first day you walked in, with your ridiculous clothes and your bad jokes and your complete inability to ever hide a single thing you felt… Don’t think of me too often. I don’t want to think of you getting all maudlin. Just live well. Just live.

Related Characters: Will Traynor (speaker), Louisa (Lou) Clark
Related Symbols: Lou’s Bumblebee Tights
Page Number: 409
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Chapter 1
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Lou’s mother, Josie, quickly makes Granddad a cup of tea, chattering to Lou about Lou’s boyfriend... (full context)
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Lou loved working at the café, chatting with the regular customers who came in daily. She... (full context)
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Lou’s mom tries to be optimistic about Lou’s prospects, but Lou’s dad is angry that Lou... (full context)
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Lou goes to tell Patrick the bad news while he runs laps at the athletics club.... (full context)
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At the job center, Lou tries out every entry level job she is qualified for. She wears what she calls... (full context)
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Finally, Syed tells Lou that she needs to accept something or she will no longer be eligible for job... (full context)
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Lou has no experience with caregiver, as Lou’s mom does all the work for Granddad at... (full context)
Chapter 2
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Lou knows that she is not dumb, but she has always felt inferior to her sister... (full context)
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Lou’s mom insists that Lou wear her old suit from the 80s to her care interview.... (full context)
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Lou sticks out her hand to shake politely and the woman shakes her hand disdainfully before... (full context)
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Camilla sharply asks Lou what she plans to do with her life, and Lou has no answer. Camilla finally... (full context)
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Lou is flustered at her mistake and finally settles on telling Camilla that she can make... (full context)
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...Treena and Bernard speculate about how disabled this man will be. Josie is excited that Lou will be working for a “posh” family. Treena and Bernard continue to joke about the... (full context)
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Lou tries to hide her discomfort from her family, but she is unsure about her ability... (full context)
Chapter 3
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Camilla starts to show Lou around the annex, the wing of Granta House that has been adapted for wheelchair access.... (full context)
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Camilla takes Lou in to meet Will and Will’s personal nurse, Nathan. Will is a solidly built man... (full context)
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Nathan turns the radio on for Will and takes Lou back to the kitchen to the medicine cabinet. Lou is overwhelmed by all the pills... (full context)
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Lou offers to make Will a cup of tea, but Will snottily refuses, and then ignores... (full context)
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Lou occupies herself all morning with any task she can find and hurries out of the... (full context)
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At home that night, Lou hides in her tiny room, though she usually can’t stand to spend time in the... (full context)
Chapter 4
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For the first two weeks, Lou goes in to work at Granta House and stays out of Will’s way as much... (full context)
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Lou wants to have sympathy for Will, knowing that he is in constant pain and that... (full context)
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Camilla comes in one morning to let Lou know that Will has friends over, Rupert and Alicia. Lou offers to make them coffee... (full context)
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As Lou comes back into the house, Lou overhears Rupert and Alicia tell Will that they are... (full context)
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Lou goes back to check on Will only to find that Will has smashed all of... (full context)
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That night, Lou goes to the pub with Patrick and his triathlon training friends. Lou does not enjoy... (full context)
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The next morning, Lou comes in to the house to find Will in a worse mood then ever. She... (full context)
Chapter 5
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Lou has been caring for Will for a month, and her parents love the inside peek... (full context)
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Lou tries her best to stay cheerful and upbeat, like Camilla hired her to be, but... (full context)
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Will asks Lou to keep him company while he watches a DVD in the afternoon. Lou declines, as... (full context)
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On Friday, Lou drives Will to a doctor’s appointment. She is happy to get out of the house,... (full context)
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While Will meets with the doctors, Lou and Nathan wait outside. Lou asks if the doctors are checking whether Will is getting... (full context)
Chapter 6
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A huge snowstorm hits and Lou arrives at Will’s house only to find that Nathan has been unable to get there.... (full context)
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The snow continues and Lou continues to worry about Will’s labored sleep until Nathan appears at the door. Nathan is... (full context)
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Nathan leaves and Lou grabs a book from Will’s bookshelf so she can read at Will’s bedside. She relishes... (full context)
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Will finally wakes up at 8:15, looking much better and sounding more lucid. Lou takes advantage of this rare, vulnerable Will to ask him what caused his paralysis. Will... (full context)
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Will laughs at Lou’s singing, then asks her to tell him something else. Lou tells Will about a pair... (full context)
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Camilla wakes Lou the next morning, annoyed that Lou stayed in Will’s room instead of the spare room.... (full context)
Chapter 7
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One night in spring, Lou sleeps over at Patrick’s even though he is too tired from training to even talk... (full context)
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Lou gets to work and Camilla orders her to take Will outside so she can do... (full context)
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Will seems a tad melancholy about Alicia, but quickly tells Lou that he is happy for Rupert and Alicia. Lou goes on a tirade about the... (full context)
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...he can only listen to the radio. But the good days are much better than Lou’s first weeks, as she and Will stroll the gardens and Will teases Lou for her... (full context)
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Lou interrupts Will’s advice to say that Will shouldn’t be giving such high and mighty advice... (full context)
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Lou puts on a DVD while she cuts Will’s hair. As she finishes, a young woman... (full context)
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When Lou returns from lunch, Nathan is in the kitchen. Lou explains about the uproar with Will’s... (full context)
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...Camilla tells her that Will truly has no hope that he will ever get better. Lou gets uncomfortable listening in, but can’t pull away when she hears Camilla mention that Will... (full context)
Chapter 9
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Lou doesn’t sleep the night after she finds out Will’s plan. She is angry at Camilla... (full context)
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Yet the next day, Will is in amazingly high spirits. He asks Lou to finish his haircut, but Lou can’t maintain a conversation, her head too full of... (full context)
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On the bus home, Lou considers what she will tell her family about leaving her job. She regrets that her... (full context)
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When Lou gets home, the neighbors are having another loud, public fight about the husband’s infidelity on... (full context)
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When Lou walks in, Treena confronts her about selfishly leaving her job when the family needs money... (full context)
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Lou lists all the reasons she is jealous of her sister, from looks to brains, but... (full context)
Chapter 10
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Lou presents her grand “cheer up Will with adventures” plan to the Traynor family. They are... (full context)
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That afternoon, Treena and Lou stand in a cold field, waiting for Patrick to reach the end of his latest... (full context)
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Lou’s family is more grateful for Lou’s wages than ever as Treena packs to leave for... (full context)
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On Lou’s next Saturday off, she goes to the library to research trips for Will. She is... (full context)
Chapter 11
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Spring brings tourists to the sleepy town of Stortfold’s castle and Lou enjoys the exotic breath they bring to her quiet life. She cheerfully greets Will, excited... (full context)
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Lou thought she had planned everything perfectly, but trouble starts as soon as they reach the... (full context)
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Lou goes quiet, busying herself with watching the crowd of people from all different classes at... (full context)
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Despite Will’s protests, Lou tries to buy the right badges for the Premiere restaurant, but the hostess snottily tells... (full context)
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As Lou and Nathan try to wheel Will across the parking lot, his chair gets stuck in... (full context)
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Back home, Will stays in a stony mood. When Lou asks him if anything is wrong, he responds that she should decide the answer to... (full context)
Chapter 12
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Lou remembers the day she first became fearful. Seven years ago, Lou’s grandmother died in June.... (full context)
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One Friday night, Lou celebrated a lucrative day convincing tourists to go to a craft show by going out... (full context)
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Back in the present, Lou tells Will that she’s joined the library, and Will encourages her to read more Flannery... (full context)
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The night of the concert, Lou triple checks the accommodations for Will’s chair and agrees to take over Will’s bedtime care,... (full context)
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At the concert hall, Lou notes the different ways that upper class people react to Will. Rather than staring, the... (full context)
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The concert begins and both Will and Lou are transported by the beauty of the Mozart. Lou’s mind ranges across all the deep... (full context)
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Lou and Treena never talked about the night that Treena led Lou out of the maze.... (full context)
Chapter 13
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Patrick finally notices that Lou has been staying late with Will’s evening care much more often and tries to plan... (full context)
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Lou is earning more than she ever has in her life, but has no time or... (full context)
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Meanwhile, Lou begins to move her things to Treena’s bigger room. She redecorates and puts her Will... (full context)
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...immediately starts cleaning the whole house once she hears that Will is coming to dinner. Lou assures Josie that everything will be fine, and Nathan drops Will off promptly at 7:30... (full context)
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Lou is suddenly self-conscious of her family’s cramped, cluttered house as Will sits at the table.... (full context)
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With the champagne poured, Lou’s family toast all the changes that have occurred in Lou’s life since she began to... (full context)
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Will leaves as Bernard thanks him for employing Lou and Josie sends him off with leftover chocolate mousse. Patrick half-heartedly apologizes for the physical... (full context)
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Patrick and Lou go to Patrick’s apartment where Patrick asks about the bed baths. Lou responds that it... (full context)
Chapter 14
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In May, Lou suddenly notices a wealth of news about assisted suicide cases. Will makes no mention of... (full context)
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Lou finds out that the young football player’s parents were vilified in the press for helping... (full context)
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The next day, Lou finds out that Bernard lost his job, something that they all saw coming but hoped... (full context)
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...decides that they will come back every weekend so that Josie can help with Thomas. Lou fills her in on how well the dinner with Will went, once their parents realized... (full context)
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At lunch the next day, Lou asks Will what was the best place he ever visited. He names many exotic locales,... (full context)
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The next weekend, Lou comes downstairs at night worrying about how she can get through to Will. She finds... (full context)
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Lou now has 79 days to change Will’s mind, and Camilla calls Lou in to talk... (full context)
Chapter 15
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Will asks what Lou plans to do tonight once she gets home from work. Lou makes up an adventure,... (full context)
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Lou still works on Will’s adventure calendar every chance she gets. She is rapidly running out... (full context)
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Two days later, Will gets an infection that lands him in the hospital. Lou gets some days off while Will recovers, and she spends her time in the library.... (full context)
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The next morning, Lou scrolls through the responses to her message. Some are not helpful, while others are not.... (full context)
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On Thursday, Lou picks Will up from the hospital. He is exhausted from the lack of sleep, and... (full context)
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After two hours at the tattoo parlor, Lou leaves happily with a tattoo of a little bee on her hip. Will had seemed... (full context)
Chapter 16
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The shortage of beds at Lou’s house finally becomes a bigger problem than it’s worth, even with Lou offering to sleep... (full context)
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Will mentions that Lou saw his dad, Steven, in town with another woman and probes to see if Lou... (full context)
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A few days later, Lou comes home to find her father celebrating a new job. Steven Traynor called Bernard to... (full context)
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Lou goes to the pub with Patrick to distract herself. Patrick too finds Bernard’s job for... (full context)
Chapter 17
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Lou reflects on the emotional struggle of being a caregiver, unable to escape Will’s bad moods... (full context)
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That night, Lou googles Michael Lawler and finds out that he is a lawyer who specializes in wills... (full context)
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Lou knows she is bad at keeping secrets and her anxiety over Will’s end of life... (full context)
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Lou is uncomfortable at the new café, wondering if old patrons like the Dandelion Lady will... (full context)
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Lou can’t stop thinking about Camilla’s anger over her new living situation and voices her doubts... (full context)
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As Lou and Will walk around the castle grounds, Will reminisces about his childhood playing knight on... (full context)
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In the maze for the first time in six years, Lou quickly starts to panic. She feels hopelessly lost and claustrophobic, then is thrown back into... (full context)
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Once safely out of the maze, Will asks Lou why she panicked. When Lou can’t answer, Will shares his own secret fear about the... (full context)
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Will takes in Lou’s story and tells her that no part of that night was her fault. Lou is... (full context)
Chapter 18
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As Lou hangs up on yet another travel agent who suggests that she take Will to Disney... (full context)
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Will’s parents see them off, warning Lou not to let Will get too drunk. Lou and Will arrive at Alicia’s family’s gorgeous... (full context)
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The reception begins and Lou goes to get refreshments for Will. The bartender offers Pimm’s (what she thinks is just... (full context)
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The afternoon wears on as lunch is served and Lou is surprised to find out that the Pimm’s actually had wine in it. Lou is... (full context)
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Will introduces Lou to Mary Rawlinson and the older woman is far nicer than Lou expects anyone of... (full context)
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Lou tries desperately to sober up so that she can drive Will home, but chocolate and... (full context)
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After Alicia moves on, Lou convinces Will to take her on the floor for a slow dance. She sits on... (full context)
Chapter 19
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Nathan, now narrating, recounts the day after the wedding. When Louisa and Will arrive home, Camilla is furious that they didn’t inform her that they would... (full context)
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Nathan shakes off thoughts of Will and Louisa’s relationship to care for Will’s physical needs. Will’s catheter desperately needs to be emptied and... (full context)
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Louisa returns at lunchtime and Nathan mischievously refuses to let Will and Lou watch a Miyasaki... (full context)
Chapter 20
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As Lou (who is narrating again) cycles after Patrick on a practice run, Lou finally tells Patrick... (full context)
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The day after the wedding, Lou asked on the online forums for advice on where to take Will for a holiday.... (full context)
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Lou does not go back to Patrick’s flat after work, instead stopping by her parent’s house.... (full context)
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Treena and Lou get a drink at the pub, and Treena approves Lou’s holiday for Will. Lou then... (full context)
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Patrick and Lou’s romantic night comes to a screeching halt when Patrick notices Lou’s folder of holiday plans... (full context)
Chapter 21
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Steven, now narrating, tells how Louisa moved in to Will’s spare room that weekend. Steven runs in to Louisa one Saturday... (full context)
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The next Monday, Louisa shows Will, Camilla, and Steven the plans she has made for Will’s grand adventure in... (full context)
Chapter 22
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Lou (narrating again) runs into the emergency ward and finds Nathan. Nathan tells her that this... (full context)
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Nathan leaves the hospital ward and Lou waits for another hour outside Will’s room. Camilla finally comes out of Will’s room and... (full context)
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Camilla returns and Lou goes back to waiting outside Will’s room. Camilla comes out around 4 pm to tell... (full context)
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Lou goes back to Will’s house to get Will more clothing, and she runs into Steven,... (full context)
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Nathan notices how upset Lou is, and Lou admits that she knows that the Traynors hired her to convince Will... (full context)
Chapter 23
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Ten days after Will is released from the hospital, Steven drops Will, Lou, and Nathan off at Gatwick airport. Lou nervously goes over all the special travel arrangements... (full context)
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On the twelve-hour flight, Lou realizes that Will is no different from anyone else stuck in an airline seat. The... (full context)
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...Mauritius is very wheelchair friendly and the hotel staff are unfailingly kind to Nathan and Lou, but especially attentive to Will. One young man, Nadil, makes it his personal mission to... (full context)
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Lou, Will and Nathan’s days at the resort take on a pattern of good food, sunbathing,... (full context)
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On the last night of the trip, Lou offers to let Nathan bring Karen to their hotel overnight. This means that Will and... (full context)
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The last day in Mauritius, Lou agrees to go scuba diving. Though she has trouble in the training pool, the instructor... (full context)
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After a minute, Will pulls away from Lou. He can’t be with her, he says, because it reminds him of all he has... (full context)
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Lou asks Will if he has changed his mind about Switzerland. After a painful pause, Will... (full context)
Chapter 24
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Lou adamantly refuses to speak to or help Will on the flight back to England, much... (full context)
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Camilla and Steven are waiting at the arrivals gate for Will, Nathan, and Lou, ready to take them to a fancy dinner and hear all about the trip. Camilla’s... (full context)
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Camilla follows Lou as she leaves the airport and Lou can no longer hide the news that Will... (full context)
Chapter 25
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Katrina takes over the story to describe Lou’s comatose state during the first three days after Lou returns from the holiday. Lou’s parents... (full context)
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The next day, Lou manages to come out of her room. Treena takes Lou and Thomas to go feed... (full context)
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Treena gets Lou ready for her college interview and sends her off on the bus. At dinner that... (full context)
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The thirteenth of August arrives, the day of Will’s Dignitas appointment. Treena tries to convince Lou to come out of the house, but Lou only sits and worries whether she made... (full context)
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The doorbell rings, and Lou jumps up to answer it on the off-chance that it is Will. However, it is... (full context)
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Around 7 pm, the reporters finally leave and Treena asks Lou to go give Thomas a bath so that Lou won’t be able to check all... (full context)
Chapter 26
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Lou narrates again and starts to throw her things in a bag for Switzerland. Treena offers... (full context)
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...just like she did when Treena came home with the news that she was pregnant. Lou just double checks her passport and prays that she will get to the airport in... (full context)
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Lou waits in the hotel lobby for the car that Camilla sent to take her to... (full context)
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...ordinary house, and Will looks like he is staying at a bed and breakfast when Lou makes it into his room. Lou sees Will and, despite all the anger and hurt... (full context)
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Will thanks Lou for finally accepting the only thing he has control over in his life. Lou fights... (full context)
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Will asks Lou to look up at him and she struggles to regain her composure. When she finally... (full context)
Chapter 27
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...six-month period expressly meant to change Will’s, mind but were unsuccessful. The legal document identifies Louisa Clark as one of Will’s beneficiaries. She was interviewed at length about her connection to... (full context)
Epilogue
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September 29. Lou follows instructions that Will left for her in his will. This leads her to a... (full context)
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Lou then opens the last letter from Will. It tells her exactly how to spend her... (full context)
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Lou puts down the letter and wipes her tears as the handsome Parisian waiter offers her... (full context)