Title: After You
Author: Jojo Moyes
Series: Me Before You #2
Pages: 393 pages
My Thoughts: 3 stars
How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living?
Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started.
Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On support group, who share insights, laughter, frustrations, and terrible cookies. They will also lead her to the strong, capable Sam Fielding—the paramedic, whose business is life and death, and the one man who might be able to understand her. Then a figure from Will’s past appears and hijacks all her plans, propelling her into a very different future.
For Lou Clark, life after Will Traynor means learning to fall in love again, with all the risks that brings. But here Jojo Moyes gives us two families, as real as our own, whose joys and sorrows will touch you deeply, and where both changes and surprises await.
After reading Me Before You and loving it and hearing what everyone was saying about the sequel I put off reading this book for a long time. While I didn’t enjoy this one as much as I did Me Before you I still ended up enjoying it and thinking it was ok.
I don’t have a whole lot to say about this book. A lot of what went down in this book annoyed me. Lou was very whiny in the beginning but she eventually started standing up for herself which I loved. The way her family reacted to a certain decision Lou made really pissed me of. While I do see where they were coming from I think what Lou did was the right thing and I applaud her. Also the way other adults acted and treated a certain character grated on my nerves. I’m trying not to spoil anything so that’s why this is very vague.
While I had my issues with this book and I definitely don’t think it was needed after Me Before You I still found myself immersed into the story wanting to know how things ended up. Of course this ended on a cliffhanger which you know is not my favorite thing ever but I do eventually want to read the final book Still Me.