- Will Traynor – a young man who is crippled in a motor accident and is wheelchair bound.
- Louisa – young girl looking for a job and becomes Will’s carer.
- Nathan – Will’s male day nurse.
Louisa is a young girl from a poor family who is “let go” from her waitressing job. In desperate need of money and a new job, she signs up to be Will’s carer and source of daily entertainment and activities.
The book tells the story of the relationship and bond that forms between these two people. The different backgrounds and statuses that they come from and the future that lies ahead for both of them. The story is touching and heartwarming but also sad and heartbreaking.