After You by Jojo Moyes

AYPages: 352

Goodreads Rating: 3.75 / 5 Stars

My Rating: 2 / 5 Stars

Genre: Adult, Chick Lit, Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: September 29, 2015 (first pub: September 22, 2015)

Publisher: Penguin

Summary (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.

After You is quintessential Jojo Moyes—a novel that will make you laugh, cry, and rejoice at being back in the world she creates. Here she does what few novelists can do—revisits beloved characters and takes them to places neither they nor we ever expected.


My Review:

Review also posted on Goodreads

DNF @ 30%

If you haven’t read Me Before You, stay away from this review or your reading moment will be ruined.

I hate DNF-ing books especially this one. I love Lou Clark and I really want to see happiness on her life after what happened to… Will Traynor (if you know what I mean). Many of us are curious on what happens next to Lou Clark’s life and I got to admit I’m one of them. Am I emotionally ready? HELL NO. Things were not the same without Will Traynor in the picture. It fucking hurts okay but there comes a time we lose someone. It’s inevitable. For me, this is a perfect example of a book that doesn’t need a sequel. Me Before You is a perfect standalone. Let’s be honest nothing beats Lou Clark and Will Traynor’s relationship and I want to let things be like that.

Do I hate After You? Not really. Jojo Moyes pulled of a twist that indeed surprised me.Will Traynor has a daughter named Lily and he didn’t know about it. YEP and she’s a bit rebellious. This book is more about moving on and Lou has a new love interest (which I don’t really care about). na-da. na-da. I have no regrets on DNF-ing this and SAVE YOUR TISSUES because I just don’t think it’s a tearjerker.
I’m just disappointed.



2 thoughts on “After You by Jojo Moyes

  1. Nooooooo! Me Before You was SO GOOD and I’ve been looking forward to tearing into this one! Now I’m more hesitant than ever… Why didn’t you care about the love interest–was he not well-characterised or interesting at all?


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