Review: After You

Editorial Review - - Katherine B

So you write a bestselling novel, people clamor for a sequel, and you say no. And then, in the middle of the night, an idea comes to you for the further adventures of... ...Louisa Clark, in the case of English writer Jojo Moyes and ME BEFORE YOU, her smashhit semitragic romance, and its successor, AFTER YOU. Will this book sell? Absolutely. But will it be as good as the original? That's the ... Read full review

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The most perfect sequel to Me Before You, Lou is trying to navigate her life after Wills death and has no idea what direction it is going in... After a deadly accident, a stranger shows up and changes Lou's life completely. This is definitely not the kind of story I was expecting, but I was really relieved when it turned out to be the PERFECT sequel. I highly recommend After You after you have read Me Before You, even though you will be fighting the tears.
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After You by JoJo Moyes is the sequel to the hugely popular and brilliant Me Before You, one of my favourite books. The story continues after Will's death and deals
with Louisa's way of dealing with his suicide, trying to piece her life back together again.
I would definitely say read Me Before You before reading this; although you will probably still get the gist of what's going on, there are a LOT of references back to the previous novel so it's definitely worth reading it. Plus, you get to know the characters so much and really care about them in Me Before You, which is what made me fall in love with the book in the first place. The characters in this novel might not strike a chord with me as much as the previous novel, but they were still, in my opinion, well developed and interesting. I did really miss Will's character though, as he was such a great one! I have to admit that I really disliked one young character (you'll probably know who when you read it) because she got on my nerves and her personality was really irritating. Then again, she definitely seemed to be intended as a jarring character for Louisa. I just didn't warm to her at all... though maybe a tiny bit at the end!
Parts of this novel were really sad and emotional, and other parts genuinely made me laugh. No, I didn't think it was as brilliant as Me Before You, but then I didn't expect it to be- because how can you top that novel anyway? It set such a high standard! However I felt like this novel was a worthy sequel, especially for those wanting to learn more about Lou's life after Will.
JoJo Moyes manages to include so much about death and grief and loneliness, whilst simulatenously stopping it from becoming too depressing or miserable. There's still a spark to the novel which reminds you that you're reading one of her novels, which I'm so glad about.
I would definitely recommend this novel to fans of JoJo Moyes or anyone looking for a new brilliant 'chick-lit' author with added depth- but make sure you read Me Before You first! (Have I said that enough times yet? Sorry!)'

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