my take: This is in that beautiful intersection of easy reading and social issues....Pretty Woman meets Dr. Kevorkian. Not high literature by any stretch, but a well-told story, and one that would probably make a good movie. (There is a short delay as I google "me before you movie" and yes, it's in the works. This is a fun dream team cast list.)
I finished on a plane and was in a puddle; Daughter describes it as an "in their shoes" kind of read, which is a little ironic, as the main character is paralyzed. Great beach-type/vacation read or when you need an escape to England and castles.
my source: various lists (Amazon, Oprah)
my verdict: well worth a read