Title: After You
Author: Jojo Moyes
Genre: Fiction, Contemporary, Chick-lit, Adult.
Published in: 2015
When one story ends, another begins . . .
Lou Clark has lots of questions.
Like how it is she’s ended up working in an airport bar, spending every shift watching other people jet off to new places.
Or why the flat she’s owned for a year still doesn’t feel like home.
Whether her close-knit family can forgive her for what she did eighteen months ago.
And will she ever get over the love of her life.
What Lou does know for certain is that something has to change.
Then, one night, it does.
But does the stranger on her doorstep hold the answers Lou is searching for – or just more questions?
Close the door and life continues: simple, ordered, safe.
Open it and she risks everything.
But Lou once made a promise to live. And if she’s going to keep it, she has to invite them in . . .
Mates, Read my review of Me Before You here.
Me after having read this book:-
I’ve only read some bad reviews about this book yet and I don’t agree with them at all. If you all are expecting for After You to be the same as Me Before You, then you need to change something in your mind, mate! I know I was missing Will too in the beginning and I was getting bored but then as the story developed more, I really got into it because I knew that this was a different book, that I was reading a sequel to a book that has ended. Besides it’s not like there’s no connection between the two books. I loved how Moyes kept it still revolving around Will and Lou at the same time. As your life takes a different turn every now and then, the same we see in After You and I think the readers should keep their minds open enough to embrace different stuff happening.
I love the way Moyes weaves reality in this story, how she depicts life as Life. A journey that surprises you, cradles you with peace and love, throws you out of your zone, breaks you, challenges you and so much more.
This book is so much more than it shows. It tells you how different people deal with grief in their own ways, how Lou struggles with moving on, how people break out of their shells etc..
We see more aspects of Lou’s character. We love her more. We do wish she’d act differently at times (Can you guess what times I’m referring to?). We meet new characters that we begin to love or hate. It’s an exciting journey I assure you.. Oh and don’t hesitate if you wanna talk(swoon at) about Sam. *winks*
I liked this book on the whole. Got so familiar with Lou that now it feels sad to think that there’s no other book on her. I would love to see a movie based on this though even though I don’t think they did a good job on Me Before You the film.
Tell me if you have read these or any other book of Jojo Moyes and what you thought about them!
Thanks for reading guys!