Book Review: Me After You

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Title:  Me After You

Author:  Jojo Moyes

Pages: 353 pages

Plot: “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.

Favorite Quote: “You’re going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit. It always does feel strange to be knocked out of your comfort zone . . . There is a hunger in you, Clark. A fearlessness. You just buried it, like most people do. Just live well. Just live.”

‘Me After You’ was a much awaited sequel to ‘Me Before You’. People who read ‘Me Before You’ were excited to know what happens to Louisa Clark. I was no different.  The sequel is good but doesn’t par with the first book. The kind of emotions that the first book evokes, the second falls short of it. This is because the expectations from the sequel were too high. Never the less, the book is a good read. The introduction of a very interesting character, Lily, adds a twist to the story.

Whoever has read the first part, and liked it would definitely want to read this book to find out what happens with Lou.

Ratings: 3.5/5

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