Gina’s Review: After You by Jojo Moyes

After You (Me Before You, #2)

After You 
written by Jojo Moyes
published by Pamela Dorman Books, 2015

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Did I enjoy this book: 
I fell in love with this book. It’s the sequel to Me Before Youand I had high expectations. Jojo Moyes didn’t disappoint. I found myself wanting to devour every word whole. The characters in this book were like old friends–I felt every emotion with them. I cried and laughed. This book talks about loss in such a deep and accessible way that you can easily read four chapters without even knowing it. I stayed up past midnight almost every night reading and not wanting to stop.

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Would I recommend it: Absolutely, but you should definitely read Me Before You first.

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About the book – from Goodreads: When one story ends, another begins. After You is the “Charming sequel to Me Before You” (People Magazine).

“We all lose what we love at some point, but in her poignant, funny way, Moyes reminds us that even if it’s not always happy, there is an ever after.” —Miami Herald

“You’re going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit. But I hope you feel a bit exhilarated too. Live boldly. Push yourself. Don’t settle. Just live well. Just live. Love, Will.”

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.

 

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