Alex Posts · Book Reviews

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.”

~Synopsis from Goodreaads   

So I finished After You on Friday night, well Saturday morning to be exact. I made Friday a reading day to get through it because I was behind. I got so distracted though so it took way longer than it should’ve to finish it. So I stayed up until about 2 AM reading it. It was so good!

So After You is about Lou Clark eighteen months after Will died. It looked at her ordinary life she was living and how it wasn’t what Will would have wanted for her. She gets into a bad accident and once she heals and gets back to her apartment she is faced with new adventures. That includes a support group, a new man, a potential new job, and someone from Will’s past.

The book dealt with all the pain Lou was still feeling and how she got through Will’s death. It showed her slowly moving on and living a life Will would’ve been proud of.

I thought this book was absolutely incredible and so moving. Lou had all the real emotions someone would have if they lost someone they love dearly. Not only that, but it was filled with humor and love.

I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars. It was wonderful and made me want to read over 400 pages in one sitting. I recommend this book to anyone who loved Me Before You. I promise it’s worth the read and will get you through that book hangover.

See you next time!

Lots of love,

Alex

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