Sunday, March 18, 2018

Reread Review: After You (Me Before You #2) by Jojo Moyes

32968559 Summary from Goodreads:

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.

My Review:

What I Liked:

Characters. Moyes does an amazing job creating characters that the reader can connect with. She creates a whole bunch of new side characters, Sam (the new love interest), Lily, and many more. Plus she gives us the characters we enjoyed from book one, mainly Louisa who is my favorite contemporary female main character.

Reread. I read this back when it came out in 2014 and for some unknown reason it was a three star read for me. However, in my reread it was a five star read this time around! I was in college at the time and my guess is that I read it too fast and did not get immersed into Louisa's world. 

Writing/Humor. I'm a huge fan of Moyes contemporary writing style. Plus, similar to Sophie Kinsella she is able to create humorist situations for her main character but also has heart in her stories. 

What I Disliked:

Pacing. I believe that the main reason I struggled with this book the first time around was the pacing, it is a slow read and character driven. It was still slow this time around but I was able to take my time reading it. 

I recommend checking out this series because of Louisa Clark! :)

My Rating:

4.5 Stars Out of 5 Stars

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