After You by Jojo Moyes
“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.
I was actually torn if I should write a review or not because I don’t have much to say. But since this is my book diary, then, EVERY book goes. It’s hard for me not to compare this book to Me Before You since it is a sequel. I even initially rated this book 2 because of how it faded in comparison. But then, I considered that if this is a standalone book, it wouldn’t be that bad. However, I did not find anything remarkable or striking. It is not bad, but I’m not a fan either, so it’s a 3 for me. And to be honest, it’s a typical story of moving on from a lost love. And finding love again. The good thing is, it is a fitting read after the hardcore drama of Me Before You. And to revisit the old friends and say, “Hey, how’s it going after Will?” Just to put the mind at ease and mend the broken heart. To give the heart a break. Easy… take it easy… Cause we can’t take another blow in the heart after THAT! And also, people who loved Lou (I didn’t) might really like this sequel.