Book Review: After You

After YouAfter You By Jojo Moyes

Goodreads’ Synopsis: 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.My Review: So after reading Me Before You not to long ago, I knew I had to read After You while it was still fresh in my head. I do have to admit when I started reading this I kept saying to myself I don’t think we really need a sequel to it. I did however end up enjoying it more than I did Me Before You. I do have to admit it did surprise me a little bit where I felt Me Before You was extremely predictable and because everyone talks about how sad it is makes it easy to predict the outcome. I wasn’t really sure where this book was going to go. I did find it a little cheesy that Lou also ends up getting herself into an accident. I know the accident turns to be a wake up call for her but I don’t know, Will was in a horrible accident so I’m not sure why. Overall though I felt things weren’t as predictable so it made it an enjoyable read. I like thinking one thing then being proven wrong. I do have to admit Lou’s mom kinda annoyed me in this book a bit. I found myself not paying attention to those parts as I did with Lou’s interactions with other people. I do like all the new people Lou ends up meeting and I feel they really helped with the book.

I would say why not check this out especially if you read the first one just to see how Lou deals with her loss and watch her grow as a person.

Overall Rating: 3/5


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