Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Book Review ~ After You by Jojo Moyes


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.

I couldn’t wait to read more about Lou. I loved her in Me Before You, so I couldn’t wait to see her life after Will.
I knew she wasn’t going to be okay, how could you when something big like that happens in your life. Especially if your life was “boring” before.

Okay, I’m going to say it all out now. It’s not that I don’t hate the novel, but I didn’t love it as much as Me Before You. Of course, I still loved Lou, even though at times I still think she is the push over she was before. I also loved watching a new romance bloom.

Now for the thing I couldn’t stand, and I tried to see the positive side of it. A young girl finds out who her real father is, him dying before she got to know him, but by golly she is one selfish bitch.
She acts like a spoilt brat, and yes, I know her mother is a cruel cow, so I’m guessing mother like daughter.
Just thinking about her is getting under my skin.
She just barges into Lou’s life, and instead of being nice for crashing into Lou’s house, she is rude, brings strange people over, and criticises everything about Lou.
Okay, no more. Thinking about her is just going to make me give less stars.

Even though it’s not as great as Me Before You, I still enjoyed it….slightly.

My star rating is

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