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.
Rate & take
Oh how I waited for this book from the very first minute I heard it was being released, months ago. I adored Me Before You so anything that would follow it up was for me. I did enjoy spending more time with the characters I felt so good with before. At the same time, this book was a paler companion to the original. I didn't feel the same spark and dizzying heights that Me Before You brought. However I am not saying pass this book by, I think it is well worth the time to get a closure on the ensemble.