My book reviews

After You by JoJo Moyes

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Blurb…

“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.

My Review…

After You is heartbreaking and full of joy they are all wrapped up into one. You can’t have one without the other for it to be classed as a great book. To still feel connected to an old love but yet finding yourself letting go of it and embracing the new love that has entered your life is scary but elaborating but worth it in the end, which is exactly what Lou done. She was brave and strong to make tough decisions that life threw at her, she didn’t know what was the right choice, but in the end, her heart won.

Lou’s mum talking to Lou’s dad about Lou.

“Eggs will build her up, She’s too thin. And besides, you can’t talk. You were blaming the dog for your awful smells two years after he’d actually died.”

Lou talking to Lily.

“You have the same awful sense of humour,” I said, and she tried not to look pleased. 

Lou and Sam talking.

– Sam “Panda-eyes suit you.”
– Lou ” I think I might be a bit in love with you.”
– Sam “I bet you say that to all men in intensive care.”

The song that suits this book is “Free by Rudimental.”

I rate this book 4.5 stars.

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