Will Traynor tries to get to work on a rainy day. He is subsuquently hit by a motorbike and is paralyzed from chestdown.
Louisa gets a temporary 6 month job working for the Traynor's as Will's caretaker.
Will hates Louisa.
Louisa Clark is let go from her job at a local cafe due to the closing of the shop and doesn"t know how to get a job.
After overhearing a conversation between Will's mother and sister, she finds out Will has tried to kill himself and wants to end his life in an assisted suicide facility, in 6 months. Louisa can't take being a part of this and walks away from the job.
Will's mother, Camilla begs Louisa to stay. Louisa then agrees to come back only if she can want to make Will want to live again.
Will soon grows to like Louisa and falls in love with her...
Louisa takes Will on a series of adventures, the final one a holiday to Mauritius, where Louisa and Will kiss. Louisa confesses her love and Will says he doesn't want to break her heart because he still wants to end his life. Louisa runs away from Will full of anger and sadness.
Louisa soon realizes she has to be there when Will ends his life and travels to the assisted suicide facility where Will is staying.
Will ends his life and leaves Louisa enough money to start a new life.