Sep 19, 2019
After You
Posted by Jojo Moyes

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 whe 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store KoboOnline StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 352 pages Published July 19th 2016 by Penguin Books first published September 23rd 2015 More Details Original Title After You ISBN 0143108867 ISBN13 9780143108863 Edition Language English Series Me Before You 2 Characters Louisa Lou Clark setting London, England Literary Awards Choice Award Nominee for Fiction 2015 , Woman Home Readers Choice Award for Book That Made Me Cry 2016 , Public for Translator 2017 Other Editions 115 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about After You, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Does anyone else feel like a sequel is just WRONG I mean, after the devastating ending of the first book the whole story was based on the relationship and love between Will and Lou and to try to continue the story without him I am completely overwhelmed with emotions 57 likeslike 3 years ago See all 19 answers Robyn Carpenter I think I have a unpopular opinion in regards to this Me Before You made me sadin no way did I feel relieved or find a super positive outlook I think I have a unpopular opinion in regards to this Me Before You made me sadin no way did I feel relieved or find a super positive outlook on the book, and I still don t feel Will made the right choice in the end I NEED to live in a story where Lou moves on and potentially finds happiness If I were her, I d have a very hard time letting myself feel vulnerable again less flag I just finished Me Before You and was looking on here to see what my next book would be and soooo happy to see there is a 2nd book Yay, cant wait for movie too Is there a sneak preview to this book yet 20 likeslike 3 years ago See all 7 answers Erica Phiri Lou Clark and Will had me crying and laughing for the few days I encountered them They became real than people I see on a daily basis That was a Lou Clark and Will had me crying and laughing for the few days I encountered them They became real than people I see on a daily basis That was a very good novel I missed them as well when I finished and I cried so bad, snort and everything as I read the chapter when Will says his good byes to Lou Wow Jojo Moyes outdid herself I actually do not want to think of a sequel as I am still grieving You know that grief you have after a good read I don t think anything should surpass that for this week lol less flag See all 93 questions about After You Lists with This Book 2018 What Women Born In The 1970s Read In 2018 7,005 books 827 voters What Women Born in the 90 s Have Read in 2018 2,302 books 247 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jun 07, 2015 Emily May rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves chick lit, arc, 2015 2 1 2 stars It s hard to have to say this, but it s not completely unexpected either When I finally gave in to the hype and read Me Before You a couple years ago, I absolutely and unapologetically loved it Like many of its fans, I ve been waiting with bated breath for this sequel But it just isn t strong enough or needed.That s what it comes down to After You was written to satisfy a craving in the minds of Lou and Will s fans When we ve loved a book, we all have those questions what w 2 1 2 stars It s hard to have to say this, but it s not completely unexpected either When I finally gave in to the hype and read Me Before You a couple years ago, I absolutely and unapologetically loved it Like many of its fans, I ve been waiting with bated breath for this sequel But it just isn t strong enough or needed.That s what it comes down to After You was written to satisfy a craving in the minds of Lou and Will s fans When we ve loved a book, we all have those questions what will the characters do now What comes next But these are natural questions following all loved books It does not necessarily mean a book should be written to answer those questions Cinderella II Dreams Come True, anyone The result of Moyes trying to create a new episode of the story out of such questions is a book that feels like fanfiction, not a worthy sequel.This book attempts to tie up all loose ends in Lou s life It s quite enjoyable because Lou is as comical and lovable as we remember, but a certain humourous spark has disappeared now that we don t have the wonderful Lou Will dynamic Despite the lingering sadness of Me Before You, I didn t find it to be a depressing book After You, on the other hand, is much depressing for the most part a fact that does not add depth to it.There s just not that much story to the book, except for the contrived surprise from Will s past showing up, and that just turned the book into About a Boy with female characters lonely woman in her thirties gains new purpose from helping a problem kid The new love interest is a nice guy, but is forgettable and I never felt much chemistry between them Also, I tried really hard to sympathize, but I just despised the selfish, bratty Lily.Everything in this book feels unnatural created by the author to extend a story that had already been told to its full potential The various subplots feel like extra padding and seem pointless What was all that about Lou s mother discovering feminism and refusing to shave her legs Aside from the cringy portrayal of feminism, why is that even in there I understand why fans of Me Before You will feel the need to read this book, but I just don t think it s necessary It s mildly entertaining at times, but nothing valuable has been added here.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Pinterest flag 1383 likesLike see review View all 195 comments Feb 26, 2015 Kristie rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2015, gcac_2016 If you have not read Me Before You, please note that there are spoilers for the end of that book in this review I have seen a lot of negative reviews for this book, most of which compare it to Me Before You I get it Me Before You was amazing I fell in love with the characters too This book, however, is not Me Before You So many people loved Lou from Me Before You and wanted to know what happened to her after the book ended Then, when they are given a book that tells them what happen If you have not read Me Before You, please note that there are spoilers for the end of that book in this review I have seen a lot of negative reviews for this book, most of which compare it to Me Before You I get it Me Before You was amazing I fell in love with the characters too This book, however, is not Me Before You So many people loved Lou from Me Before You and wanted to know what happened to her after the book ended Then, when they are given a book that tells them what happened, they automatically compare it to the first one that they loved and realize that it falls short These people are disappointed in the story because they expect the greatness of Me Before You to continue Well I think you need to enter this story knowing that a book that you fall that deeply in love with is a rare thing and it is unlikely that a follow up story will evoke the same emotions Please know that, yes, I realize that this does not apply to everyone Some people will simply not like the story I am only referring to a specific group of people hereyou know who you are This book is no exception It did not evoke in me what Me Before You did However, it was a good story on its own If not comparing the two and only looking at After You for its own merits, it is a good story Maybe it was about other characters than you had hoped I enjoyed meeting new characters and watching Lou s life expand I thought this story was very well done It showed Lou s struggle with moving on after Will s death It showed how his death affected other characters and how people struggled to relate following such a tragedy I still love Lou s character and there are other character s in this book that I really enjoyed Sam, Donna, Jake I didn t love Lily, but she grew on me later in the book I enjoyed the characters in Lou s group and their interactions Mostly, I enjoyed seeing Lou s struggle, how she was stuck, and how she grew Overall, I really enjoyed this story and think it is worth a read Please know if you intend to read it that this is not Lou and Will s story This is Lou s story of growth and Lily s story of growth, as both learn how to move on from their pasts Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a free electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Original Review Part of me is very excited that this sequel is being written, because I really love Me Before You However, part of me is really concerned that this sequel is being written, because I love Me Before You That story had a definite beginning, middle, and end I really hope this story doesn t spoil that one some how Oh, how I hope I love it flag 356 likesLike see review View all 54 comments Aug 23, 2015 Shelby trains flying monkeys rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves netgalley, dnf, read 2015 When I first heard that Me Before You would have a sequel I wondered how Jojo Moyes would be able to pull it off It either could go fairly decently or be a big old hot mess How do you top a book that was perfection to me The author does have a bit at the beginning asking readers to not spoil anything for other readers and I will respect that, because just because a book doesn t work for me doesn t mean that everyone will feel that same way.It s just that.I felt so personally invested in th When I first heard that Me Before You would have a sequel I wondered how Jojo Moyes would be able to pull it off It either could go fairly decently or be a big old hot mess How do you top a book that was perfection to me The author does have a bit at the beginning asking readers to not spoil anything for other readers and I will respect that, because just because a book doesn t work for me doesn t mean that everyone will feel that same way.It s just that.I felt so personally invested in that first book When this one started out I was okay Lou was battling her grief over Will s death I know how hard losing someone can be It s devastating Hell, Will was a book character and I shed a whole lot of tears over him myself I feel like JoJo Moyes should have had a best friend that just stopped her when she presented the idea of this book to her Instead of encouraging her Because, it did not work AT ALL Booksource Netgalley in exchange for review My friend Magdalena did enjoy this book She writes an amazing review at the link provided I think it s just up to the individual reader on this one flag 224 likesLike see review View all 64 comments Sep 22, 2015 Heather K dentist in my spare time rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves read to review arc, net galley, m f, little to no sex content, full of angst, contemporary, chick lit women s fiction I hate to upset fans of Me Before You hell, I m a huge fan of Me Before You , but this was a very underwhelming sequel I think if you are expecting the emotional punch of the first book you are going to be sorely disappointed.I m not ashamed to say that Me Before You had me up reading until very late at night and then crying my eyes out until very early the next morning It was the kind of book that sticks with you, the kind of book that is extremely hard to follow up It ended on a very power I hate to upset fans of Me Before You hell, I m a huge fan of Me Before You , but this was a very underwhelming sequel I think if you are expecting the emotional punch of the first book you are going to be sorely disappointed.I m not ashamed to say that Me Before You had me up reading until very late at night and then crying my eyes out until very early the next morning It was the kind of book that sticks with you, the kind of book that is extremely hard to follow up It ended on a very powerful note, so any book that calls itself a sequel has to match that kind of power This didn t, not even close We follow Lou s life a year and a half after the death of Will, and we see what her life has become Honestly, I didn t enjoy this Lou very much Gone is any spark, any vitality, any humor, and without those aspects of her personality I had trouble staying engaged with her I didn t like this pushover Lou, and I barely recognized her from the previous book.Her life is wholly depressing Lou is stuck completely in this sort of limbo, and reading about her mostly boring day to day things felt one note and tedious Lou s family details, like her mother s newfound feminism and her sister s meddling, seemed contrived and almost silly I didn t get what those side plots added to the story, and I didn t find them compelling Lou s love interest was just there He was sexy in a classic romance way the patient, motorcycle riding savior but I simply didn t feel the chemistry between him and Lou It felt like a relationship without weight, certainly without the intensity of Lou s relationship with Will If you are going to present a love interest to follow the one from Me Before You, it would have to be absolutely epic this wasn t And don t get me started on Lily No spoilers from me, but Lily just irritated me to no end She was SO selfish, and I struggled to feel much sympathy for her rich girl plight I know the author tried to give us reasons to empathize with Lily, especially near the end with her convoluted backstory, but I was rooting for Lou to branch out and have of the story line to herself However, this book s greatest crime, IMO, was that it was boring I kept putting this book down and starting other stories, only to force myself back to this one after a few hours And though this book has brief moments of greatness, and it wasn t bad or offensive in any way, it also failed to grab me the way I was expecting it to After the way Me Before You gripped me, I think this was the biggest let down of all Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review flag 208 likesLike see review View all 37 comments Jul 08, 2016 Jessica Silverbow Rabid Reads no rated it really liked it review of another edition 4.5 starsI really, really didn t like ME BEFORE YOU.It was heartbreaking, but it was the heartbreak of an impartial observer I liked Louisa Clark, but, for whatever reason, I never connected with her the way I do in a well developed story, and the story itself was so unlikely I suppose it felt like tragedy for tragedy s sake.And that shit pisses me off If you re going to ground my heart into the pavement, there had better be a damn good reason for it.But ME BEFORE YOU was like Moyes tho 4.5 starsI really, really didn t like ME BEFORE YOU.It was heartbreaking, but it was the heartbreak of an impartial observer I liked Louisa Clark, but, for whatever reason, I never connected with her the way I do in a well developed story, and the story itself was so unlikely I suppose it felt like tragedy for tragedy s sake.And that shit pisses me off If you re going to ground my heart into the pavement, there had better be a damn good reason for it.But ME BEFORE YOU was like Moyes thought to herself 1 What s the most impossible falling in love scenario I can come up with Excellent, let s do that.2 How can I make moving the relationship forward equally impossible is gleeful Let s do that, too.3 And how can I make the whole thing pointless, from start to finish, while inflicting the most emotional damage Wheeeeee Best Plan Everrrrrrr And look at the title ME BEFORE YOU It s deceptively selfish It s meant to be a love story, right So it should be YOU BEFORE ME But the eye glances over it, and the brain makes excuses, so that you don t realize until it s too late that it s a one sided love story.Or maybe it s ambiguous, and my interpretation is a reflection of my overall experience Whatever. kicks aluminum can The point is that I didn t read AFTER YOU b c I loved the previous book I read it b c I couldn t stomach abandoning Lou under the circumstances ME BEFORE YOU ended on.I saw the same spark Will had seen in Louisa, the unrealized potential, and I decided to give Moyes the chance to cultivate that potential.I Am SO Glad.There s a subtlety to AFTER YOU that was missing in ME BEFORE YOU It allowed Moyes to craft something entirely different, something that felt real, even after the meticulously crafted WOE of what came before.Louisa Clark transformed from a cardboard placeholder into a person of flesh and blood Treena, previously, a stock baby sister, spoiled and selfish, became a bright young woman struggling with the consequences of a teenage pregnancy I could feel her despair and guilt wrestling with her love of the son that had complicated her life Her parents were equally changed, as were Will s Then there were the new characters, like the members of Lou s weekly group therapy meeting, who we spent little time with, but who were all clear, individual personalities And Lily ye gods That girl broke my heart worse than Will Traynor ever did.But this time I laughed as much as I cried At the meandering tangents poor Marc unsuccessfully tried to rein in during the Moving On Circle meetings At Thom s boyish antics, the looks exchanged between sisters, Mrs Clark s refusal to shave her legs after taking a night class of the feminist variety, and a dozen other things besides And that laughter made the pain bearable, the pain of truths that were ruthless in their simplicity A child who knew that her mother loved her, but not as much as she loved herself A group of strangers bound together by grief the rest of the world had forgotten I think people get bored of grief, said Natasha It s like you re allowed some unspoken allotted time six months maybe and then they get faintly irritated that you re not better The loneliness of a young women trying her best to live, but lacking the heart to do it properly Without someone to talk to, every sight I saw whether it was the Trevi Fountain or a canal in Amsterdam felt simply like a name on a list that I needed to check off. These were smaller pains, but they were no less potent They were familiar hurts, relatable, unlike the crafted pain of ME BEFORE YOU I ve always internally scoffed when I ve heard or read about someone not realizing they were crying until their face was too wet to ignore, or some Good Samaritan gave them a tissue how can you cry and not know it But AFTER YOU taught me that there are some hurts that sneak up on you, that are subconsciously recognized, even when experiencing them vicariously, and several times throughout the reading I found myself similarly effected as those I d previously ridiculed.Then Treena would give Lou a look that I ve received many times from my own sisters She pulled the kind of face at me that told me simultaneously that I was an eejit, and also that this was no surprise to her whatsoever. And I d be snorting those tears up my nose, b c laughing.I ve seen in several reviews that some readers were disappointed with AFTER YOU, that it didn t deliver the same emotional kidney punch I m not going to argue that point, b c I agree Instead of the manufactured grief that resulted from a series of events so horrifying that you couldn t help but react to them, regardless of how foreign that grief is to your own life experience, you get the pain from the aftermath of that loss It s a real pain that few of us aren t familiar with, and that made me feel it all the deeply.But it was the potential that made the real difference The potential for something than unremitting pain SO My recommendation is this 1 If you rely on the author to create an emotional response that you re incapable of drudging up on your own, skip AFTER YOU You ll only be disappointed.2 If you independently FEEL all the things, and don t mind a bit of turmoil on the path to a happy ending, read AFTER YOU immediately It is lovely And frustrating, and heartbreaking, and REAL.And in my humble opinion, that makes AFTER YOU an infinitely better story.My review of Me Before You flag 181 likesLike see review View all 28 comments Feb 26, 2015 Danny Phanton rated it really liked it review of another edition Bueno, bueno, este libro lo comenc hace mucho pero no me atrapo y porque sent a que no era la Louisa que ya conoc amos y lo deje por casi un mes pero decid darle una oportunidad m s y no me arrepiento, la verdad es que puede parecer un poco extra o leerlo al principio pero conforme vas avanzando te va atrapando y enamorando de nuevo esa escritura de Moyes y por supuesto a Lou, vemos lo que pasa despu s view spoiler Es obvio que despu s de que Will muriera Lou no iba a estar super feliz h Bueno, bueno, este libro lo comenc hace mucho pero no me atrapo y porque sent a que no era la Louisa que ya conoc amos y lo deje por casi un mes pero decid darle una oportunidad m s y no me arrepiento, la verdad es que puede parecer un poco extra o leerlo al principio pero conforme vas avanzando te va atrapando y enamorando de nuevo esa escritura de Moyes y por supuesto a Lou, vemos lo que pasa despu s view spoiler Es obvio que despu s de que Will muriera Lou no iba a estar super feliz hide spoiler Y poco a poco vamos conociendo vamos viendo lo que es lidiar con eso.La verdad es que si, no ten a porque existir este libro tal vez porque con la historia en el primero quedo perfecta pero este libro sin duda esta muy bien tambi n, a mi parecer, nuevos personajes de los que te enamoras y los viejos que vuelves a leer con cari o, la verdad es que a mi me gust a pesar de todo, pase un buen rato leyendo y volviendo a vivir con Lou recordando porque me encantaba tanto en el primer libro Se los recomiendo flag 164 likesLike see review View 2 comments Feb 26, 2015 Ella Zegarra marked it as to read review of another edition INFO flag 144 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Feb 15, 2017 Alejandro rated it it was amazing Shelves novel, romance, humor Louisa Clark returns This novel is the sequel to Me Before You , so you need to read that book first to be able to engage into this one. BECAUSE LIFE DOESN T END LIKE BOOKS I am truly glad that Jojo Moyes, the author, decided to write this sequel, since while Me Before You has a proper closure and you could be totally satisfied there, well, life doesn t have endings like the books, and certainly while Will Traynor s storyline ends there, Louisa Clark have a whole life in front of her and Louisa Clark returns This novel is the sequel to Me Before You , so you need to read that book first to be able to engage into this one. BECAUSE LIFE DOESN T END LIKE BOOKS I am truly glad that Jojo Moyes, the author, decided to write this sequel, since while Me Before You has a proper closure and you could be totally satisfied there, well, life doesn t have endings like the books, and certainly while Will Traynor s storyline ends there, Louisa Clark have a whole life in front of her and it was thrilling to know how was it, without having to guess.And also, not only Louisa, but the entire Clark Family, the Traynor Family and even other characters like Patrick and Nathan All those support characters that you learned to love or hate, all depending of your very personal point of view, all of them, their lives carry on too, and you ll know what happened with each of them.And you can trust that Louisa Clark s life is like her clothing anything but boring And since I won t make any spoilers, I only can tell you that you ll have a lot of surprises PEOPLE GOT OUT, PEOPLE GOT IN Obviously, like in life doesn t have endings , also you never stop to meet new people, and certainly, here, in After You, Louisa Clark will meet several new people, and all of them will make impacts on Louisa s life, and you have to know that not all impacts are negative, there are positive impacts too.And the best of that That like in life, you can t foreseen how each of those new characters will turn in the developing of this sequel, like in life, you just have to be careful, to do your best effort to keep on, but always following your heart and insticts, since at the end of the day there is nothing important than being able to watch yourself in the mirror and being sure that all what you did in the day didn t cause any hurt to others.Nobody is a saint, but we don t have to be, only avoiding to provoke suffering without need to any person which doesn t deserve it.Never is easy, many times the easiest path is too tempting, but only you will know if you re calling the right decision when stressful situations arise.And nobody has to tell you how to live your own life, since only you would know if you re truly happy and if you re happy with your decisions and don t causing sorrow to others how much else you really need in your life When somebody who has been too important in your life, in your heart, is gone, you may think that being happy without that person isn t respectful for the memory of that person, but that isn t the case, everybody deserves to be happy and if you keep in your mind and heart the memory of that person, you won t be betraying that person if you find happiness in a new person, even if you do all what you can and sometimes even than that to protect the legacy of that person which isn t here any THE PATH TO DO WHAT S RIGHT The path to do what s right isn t easy, and it s testing, but when you trust that you re doing wha ts morally right and you can be yourself at ease on the mirror, at the end, it will be worthy.And don t rush up to judge others, since in most cases, you won t really know them, what s in their minds, hearts and souls Judging is easy Helping isn t If you think that you re not up to lend a hand, don t do it, don t torture yourself, but then at least don t judge since that won t help neither.Nobody expects that you save the world, but as Oskar Schindler found out to save a life is to save the world.And not lives needed to save from a physical wound, some lives needed to save from soul wounds and sometimes they are in such dark place that they put themselves beyond of accepting help and they can be testing, but if you think that it s the right thing to do, not matter the outcome, it will be worthy too.Maybe you won t be in the position to do something as dramatic to save a life, but any positive impact in another s life you ll never know how much will help others in the future.Nobody will do what you need to do in the world If you don t do those things, nobody else will do it You re unique in the world in ways that you wouldn t believe it For better or worse It s A Wonderful Life and nope, it s not that here you ll have a parallel dimension situation I just think that the thought that nobody else will do what you must do, it was right to apply here.And again, always think if whatever you do, you ll be able to watch yourself in the mirror.Since you are the only one able to judge yourself and your own actions.Other people and their actions and repercussions Only God can judge them flag 137 likesLike see review View all 33 comments Mar 11, 2015 Lindsey Rey rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2016, contemporary I laughed, I cried, I laughed so hard that I cried, and then I sobbed ridiculously This book has some of the best examples of female friendship I have ever seen in my life and I absolutely love Lily and Lou s friendship So beautiful The only problem I had was that near the end of the book something SUPER DRAMATIC happens that didn t need to happen and I was just like ugggggh flag 129 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Apr 04, 2016 Megan Johnson rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves romance After reading Me Before You, I couldn t help but want to keep the story going Lou was charming and understandably heartbroken, and despite knowing that sequels rarely live up to the original, I decided to give it a go After You is so different from Me Before You that it often felt like a standalone than a sequelwhich was both good and bad It was good in that I didn t feel like I had to spend the length of the read constantly comparing the two in order to determine whether it was a goo After reading Me Before You, I couldn t help but want to keep the story going Lou was charming and understandably heartbroken, and despite knowing that sequels rarely live up to the original, I decided to give it a go After You is so different from Me Before You that it often felt like a standalone than a sequelwhich was both good and bad It was good in that I didn t feel like I had to spend the length of the read constantly comparing the two in order to determine whether it was a good follow up But I also felt a bit let down I had become so attached to those original characters that to be thrown in with a seemingly new group was maybe a bit weird That being said, I found this book to be thoroughly enjoyable I wouldn t, though, put it in the same class as it s predecessor It s different, it s a fabulous story, but I didn t feel the emotional pull or the need to devour it that I had before Quite honestly, I think I give this one a hard time because my expectations were so high What did I think This book is far from a disappointment It s a fun, easy read and if you loved Me Before You, you ll likely enjoy this one too It wasn t at all what I expected, but that didn t take away from the enjoyment of it It did feel a bit rushed to fit in a second storyline almost, but since I enjoyed this story as well, I really didn t mind too much Who should read it If you ve read Me Before You, I definitely think you should give this one a read It s a fun story that will have those that loved it s previous book will love knowing what happens afterward WEBSITE TWITTER FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM flag 169 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Feb 26, 2015 Elyse Walters rated it liked it review of another edition At the start of After You , I told my friend Iris well, it s not as bad as I was expecting I never thought it was a great idea to write a sequel to Me Before You a favorite book by many people drawing conversations about the ending from people all over the globe For one thing, Me Before You was never written with the intention of their being a follow up After You , was an After Thought Expecting a complete plane crashI found myself interested engaged in the b At the start of After You , I told my friend Iris well, it s not as bad as I was expecting I never thought it was a great idea to write a sequel to Me Before You a favorite book by many people drawing conversations about the ending from people all over the globe For one thing, Me Before You was never written with the intention of their being a follow up After You , was an After Thought Expecting a complete plane crashI found myself interested engaged in the beginning keeping an opened mind Louisa has an accident early in this story so I was hooked however from the get go, I kept asking myself though, why did the author start After You 19 months after Will died in Me Before You To the extent Louisa was still grieving, it would have been realistic if Jojo Moyes began this story about 6 or 7 months after his death By 19 months her whining should have decreased substantially Besides, Louisa only knew Will for about 6 months in Me Before You The real power of Me Before You , was Will s story anywayso the author was going to need to generate almost a complete new story line for Louisa I saw potential starting with Louisa s accident ,.t like Will s.but there was substance, in which to move the plot forward in the beginning yet the story moved on so fast there was never any real agony that we felt for Louisashe would recover quickly Moyes wrote several incomplete plots, with a variety of characters with too many storylines Basically, this novel lacked a powerful focus It lacked powerful fresh insights something that made Me Before You , brilliant It was like an ok meal filled your belly at the time, but not one that you ll probably think about one way or another good or bad much again flag 106 likesLike see review View all 31 comments Feb 26, 2015 Nicky rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves author i know, adult life, family, fiction, romance, sequel in a series Review after the read3 Because I love Jojo Moyes StarsI m sorry, I m very sorry to say that I would ve preferred that this book was never born I ll try to forget For me Lou Will s story ended with the last page of Me before you I don t think we needed a new story.I m not saying this is bad, it s Jojo it can t, but it just kind of ruined part of what I imagined for Lou after the end of the first book And every single time I read Will s name in this my heart skipped a beat, and I c Review after the read3 Because I love Jojo Moyes StarsI m sorry, I m very sorry to say that I would ve preferred that this book was never born I ll try to forget For me Lou Will s story ended with the last page of Me before you I don t think we needed a new story.I m not saying this is bad, it s Jojo it can t, but it just kind of ruined part of what I imagined for Lou after the end of the first book And every single time I read Will s name in this my heart skipped a beat, and I confessed I was a little bit annoyed with all those characters, it was like if they were intruding our story And I m sorry to say that the most annoying and boring part was Lily I couldn t care less about her And surprisingly my favorite part character was Sam, the one that I should ve hate but instead I adored.I really don t know what to say about this book, probably I shouldn t have read it, but I couldn t resist So, if you loved the first book and you re not sure about this, I d say that you can easily skip this one and continue to imagine what you want about their lives because it s probably better of what really happened But if you really want to read it, then read it like if this is a new story and you don t know who Will was, even if it s impossible, you have to forget everything you knew about them.Anyway, if you read it prepare your tissues, it s always Jojo Moyes I m gonna die.I m happyand scaredbecause I can already imagine what s going to happen to me.I m not ready for this flag 101 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Jan 06, 2017 emma rated it did not like it Shelves non ya, chick lit, owned, nope, couldn t wait to read, reviewed, 1 star This review contains spoilers for Me Before You With unexpected sequels like this one, I suppose it comes down to whether the sequel adds anything to the original And I m going to say this one doesn ttps emmareadstoomuch.wordpressI recognize the temptation to write a follow up to Me Before You That one smashed it, a rare combination of being a ratings darling and having commercial bestseller success It s an absolute goldmine Of course you d want to beat that particular This review contains spoilers for Me Before You With unexpected sequels like this one, I suppose it comes down to whether the sequel adds anything to the original And I m going to say this one doesn ttps emmareadstoomuch.wordpressI recognize the temptation to write a follow up to Me Before You That one smashed it, a rare combination of being a ratings darling and having commercial bestseller success It s an absolute goldmine Of course you d want to beat that particular dead horse But I don t have to appreciate your treatment of that poor equine corpse And compare those GR ratings a lot of readers don t like it either But that s just a fairy tale ending, isn t it Man dies, everyone learns something, moves on, creates something wonderful out of his death An interesting sentence, that Its intention is to explain the need for a sequel, when, in actuality, it s making the reader feel guilty for loving the first book Or at least liking it enough to appreciate its follow up I was already sensitive to criticisms of the first book, because I hate liking things that could be problematic in any way I didn t even like the movie, which drew the most ire, and I still feel guilty Let me explain my love for Me Before You so I can carefully outline my qualms against this follow up Me Before You is quite the love story I don t feel emotions very often, and I definitely felt something while reading that book It made a claim for the humanity of assisted suicide, which is a cause I believe in And it had a nice theme we only have one life and we need to live it.This book was 400 pages of the latter, again Because apparently, the reader isn t intelligent enough to infer that Louisa Clark mourned, and then made her way to living her fullest life No, we had to follow along as she monotonously ambled through it There was no grand love story Though there was a forced and un interesting one alarmingly close to the first book The attempt at social issue appeal was an alarmingly outdated subplot on a housewife s introduction to basic feminism that bordered on circus sideshow in sheer goofiness Also, some heavy handed looks at, like, violence Maybe gangs I think I detected what may have been a soon removed effort to discuss mental illness.And there s the kicker this book should, at its core, discuss grief and mourning Instead, it inserts truisms Its Moving On Support Group is a joke, cycled through a repetitive storyline in the hopes it ll make sense when Lou makes progress It doesn t This made me realize that I don t even like Louisa Clark I liked Will Traynor Or did I I liked their romance Or did I The worst kind of sequel is one that casts an uncertain light on your feelings for the first book God, I m so unhappy right now.I feel bad for my family in day two three of my post wisdom tooth surgery recovery, I dragged my swollen face about the house complaining about how I didn t like this book My mom, a fellow Moyes appreciator, wisely told me to stop reading it I can t, I said, filled with mistaken confidence The entire appeal of this book is in the promise of character development HA, HA, HA GOOD ONE, ME.Lou completes this book worse off than in Me Before You even in her state of quasi full recovery, she s lost her light, her large personality She s like an entirely different character Really, this felt like reading a wholly different world from the first book.Most of the story is Lou s obsession with devotion to a sixteen year old miscreant misunderstood lovebug She hangs on this girl s every word, smokes weed when she s asked, forgives a series of misdeeds ranging in severity all for a girl she doesn t know She sums up her thoughts on her participation in the pot smoking with Afterward, I couldn t believe I had been manipulated by a sixteen year old But Lily was like the cool girl in class, the one you found yourself trying to impress From a thirty year old From a grown ass woman.Looks like I m not leaving the ruination of some of my favorite books by shitty follow ups in 2016.Bottom line If you loved Me Before You like I did, swaddle yourself in that love Ignore negative reviews, and especially ignore the existence of this book flag 100 likesLike see review View all 21 comments Feb 26, 2015 Arlene rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves arc, adult, favorites, read 2015, romance You are going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit It always does feel strange to be knocked out of your comfort zone There is hunger in you, Clark You just buried it, like most people do WillNothing short of beautiful An emotionally charged story about healing and learning to believe in yourself after a painful loss I am in love with this story After You was definitely my most anticipated releases for 2015, and it absolutely didn t disappoint one bit I fell in love with You are going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit It always does feel strange to be knocked out of your comfort zone There is hunger in you, Clark You just buried it, like most people do WillNothing short of beautiful An emotionally charged story about healing and learning to believe in yourself after a painful loss I am in love with this story After You was definitely my most anticipated releases for 2015, and it absolutely didn t disappoint one bit I fell in love with Me Before You and remember wanting just a few chapters of Louisa s life after that climactic ending Well, the sequel After You feels like the epilogue I desperately needed This story picks up about eighteen months after the ending of Me Before You I ll try to keep this as spoiler free as possible, but to get straight to the point, Louisa is truly struggling with moving on from the events that unfolded with Will Traynor She s working at a job she has no interest in and is floundering from day to day just trying to keep herself from an impending downward spiral.After a fateful night where she suffers from a horrible accident, she returns to her hometown to recover and there begins her attempt to heal from her wounds both physical and emotional Through her recovery, she meets a cast of wonderful characters that slowly become the foundation for her new life.There were so many layers to this novel that only created a feeling of being fully invested in Louisa Clark s life After Will Traynor s fateful decision in Me Before You, we get to journey with Louisa during her road to recovery She meets Lily Houghton Miller and Sam Fielding, who I absolutely adored because in their own ways, they brought back the Lou I knew from the first book I appreciated how Lily challenged Lou to try and move on without a feeling of guilt clouding her every move I also enjoyed seeing Sam break down Lou s walls and teach her to love again Beautiful set of characters that were a perfect addition to this story There was also another set of secondary characters that added a whole new flavor to this novel The Moving On Circle was a breath of fresh air Daphne, William, Natasha, Fred, Marc and Jake each complemented the story with their own journey toward recovery I enjoyed their therapy sessions that revealed their insecurities, fears and hopes It was all so serious, yet shared with a level of brevity that kept the story flowing with ease.Louisa s journey wouldn t be complete without a few scenes with her quirky but loveable family Adored them This family was absolutely flawed to perfection It was quite clear they cared about Louisa and her struggles It s nice to experience a story where family is still one of the most important things in life Finally, the spotlight deservedly belongs to Louisa Clark Throughout this entire journey, she showed compassion, bravery, determination and heart There wasn t one moment where I faltered in my allegiance to her plight I wanted her to become not only the Louisa we knew and loved in Me Before You, but an even better version of that character as she worked hard to recover from a painful experience Lou has become my favorite female character of 2015 Loved her There were moments and passages in this story that truly hit me hard JoJo Moyes clearly has a skillful way of cutting to the core of her readers emotional pockets with quick punches that leave you breathless for air After You had many of those moments of brilliance Overall, I believe fans of Me Before You will enjoy journeying with Louisa Clark as she learns to fall in love and believe in herself again Beautiful absolutely beautiful flag 100 likesLike see review View all 28 comments Dec 04, 2016 James rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 3 multi book series, 1 fiction 3 stars to Jojo Moyes s After You, the follow up to Me Before You, which was a very popular book made into a movie earlier this year The After You sequel is good not as good , but for a different reason Many folks complained about the need for this second book, and with the first one being made into a movie, it may have been a required follow up as opposed to a story that yearned to be told either case, I did enjoy it Let s dive in Story The book opens about 18 months after the first 3 stars to Jojo Moyes s After You, the follow up to Me Before You, which was a very popular book made into a movie earlier this year The After You sequel is good not as good , but for a different reason Many folks complained about the need for this second book, and with the first one being made into a movie, it may have been a required follow up as opposed to a story that yearned to be told either case, I did enjoy it Let s dive in Story The book opens about 18 months after the first one ends, which was when her patient and soul mate, Will Traynor, committed suicide If you are reading this review, it s not really a spoiler as that s the whole point of Me Before You how will she handle the tragedy of being with him and if you haven t read Book 1, stop now and go back and read it even before this review of Book 2 You can also check out my Book 1 review in the link below Are you listening PLouisa the girl who fell for Will has been on the outs with her family due to her role in Wil s suicide, and she took a year off to travel and try to move forward Of course, it never happens, and she goes back to the quiet and sheltered life she had before she met him When she accidentally falls off her roof, it sets into motion several challenges for her to face Some think she tried to kill herself Some think she is rotting away her life She goes back to a very sad job where she s yelled at by a nasty boss all the time She tries to get better by going to a self help group for people affected by a loved one who died She meets the ambulance medic who saved her after the fall She gets a job offer to go to NYC And she meets Lily, the secret daughter Will had that no one ever knew about While Louisa tries to figure out her life, she learns all the lessons she needs to be able to move on but when it all comes together in the end, and she has to make a choice on her own future, will she be able to And that s for you to find out when you read the book I can t give a spoiler away, right Strengths 1 Lou is a fantastic character She s flawed which makes her real She s whiny yet she stands up for herself She s smart and she makes dumb decisions She s got potential but she lets it waste We can all find a piece of Lou s personality in our own, which makes reading about her and understanding her actions all the interesting because you can question whether you would have done the same thing or made a different decision She s quite relate able on may levels.2 The plot is great, especially as a follow up to Me Before You It could have gone in many directions, e.g a trial lawsuit from the family or the government for her role in his death, a barrage of press harassment, the anger of her family, etc Instead, the book gives us an 18 month break from the last one, and its inherent immediate reactions to the death, which also allows the reader time to grieve and want to see Lou move on So the plot had room to be widely open, but needed to be connected to the first one a mysterious unknown daughter while over played in movies isn t so common in books and I enjoyed watching it unfold 3 It s witty Dialogue is on target Characters are bold but also complex The story is consistent It holds interest It retains some of the sadness of the first book but brings you to a middle average level of how you feel about the pain and leaves you thinking these people are real And that s what I enjoy in a book I don t want to feel harsh and judgmental of character actions, or find myself in love with something perfect that doesn t really exist yes, literature is often supposed to take you out of reality and into something fantastical where you feel magical but for me, the very nature of fiction does that I enjoy the great sweeping arcs of magic, but when the story is simple and beautiful, it s even better Suggestions I don t believe there should have been a follow up to Me Before You, and I m a serial fictionist as well as a lexiconnoisseur neologist apparently, I make up words like serial fictionist The first one was so good as a stand alone, I don t want to compare anything to it with the same story and author being involved Perhaps if I just picked up After You, I wouldn t have enjoyed it as much without knowing what happened to Lou in Book 1 Book 2 After You is a good story with good writing, but there wasn t anything special about it, hence why I have it a 3 If I hadn t witnessed her struggle in the previous book, it wouldn t have been as powerful in this book to watch her recovery Final Thoughts So with it getting a 3, and with me not having anything truly remarkable to say about it, I d recommend it to folks under certain conditions 1 If you read Me Before You, you should read After You If you love Louisa and her family, then why wouldn t you want to read another 350 pages about their life it s like having a friend who lives far away and just happens to be in your town and may never be again for years It s there It s a day s read It s enjoyable It just isn t the same as it was the first go around But you still want to know how is that friend of mine different these days so go see that friend.2 If you love the author s style, read After You It s a well written book and has a few good characters you will root for 3 If you can accept the original is the best, and know that you won t always get the same vibe and attraction to its successors, then you probably have an open enough mind to check out what happened in her later years.But if you are looking for an amazing follow up with an absolute blockbuster of a story and ending to Lou s life you will be somewhat disappointed After You is a slice of what happens to her in a 3 month period set nearly 2 years after the first one ends It s nice It s a good read But you won t walk away with the same level of emotions as you did with Me Before You About Me For those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on , and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who what when where and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by flag 97 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Nov 02, 2015 Ahmad Sharabiani rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 21th century, fiction, romance, british, literature, novel After You Me Before You, 2 , Jojo MoyesAfter You is a romance novel written by Jojo Moyes, a sequel to Me Before You The book was first published on 29 September 2015 in the United Kingdom A second sequel, Still Me, was published in January 2018 It continues the story of Louisa Clark after Will s death She is trying to move on She was convinced by his motivation to change, so she moved to London and got a job in an airport coffee shop One night, she decides to go up the roof of her build After You Me Before You, 2 , Jojo MoyesAfter You is a romance novel written by Jojo Moyes, a sequel to Me Before You The book was first published on 29 September 2015 in the United Kingdom A second sequel, Still Me, was published in January 2018 It continues the story of Louisa Clark after Will s death She is trying to move on She was convinced by his motivation to change, so she moved to London and got a job in an airport coffee shop One night, she decides to go up the roof of her building to sit alone when someone from behind her talks to her She panics and falls off the roof She breaks many bones and takes a lot of time to heal After she gets well she enrolls in a moving on circle in a church and lies to everyone and tells them Will s name was Bill Lily, Will s daughter gets in contact with her and she wants to know everything about her deceased father, who she didn t know existed until he passed away Lily wants to get to know her grandparents, so she moves in with Louisa She hates living with her mother, stepfather, and her half brothers Meanwhile, Louisa gets to know Sam, the father of one of the boys in her moving on circle Sam is also one of the ambulance drivers that helped save her life As she gets to know him, a new love story begins to grow in her life Nathan gets in contact with her and offers her a job in the USA She interviews for this job and gets accepted It is such a hard decision for Lou as she had just started to fall for Sam 2016 1394 560 9786003840188 21 flag 92 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Sep 29, 2015 Jeanne rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves br So disappointing.Jojo Moyes is one of my top favorite authors, I have loved every book I have read of hers up until this one Me Before You is in my top five favorite books of all time, I still get emotional just thinking about that story I wish so much that I could say this novel was a worthy sequel, but to me it just wasn t, not even close This sequel in my opinion, is the exact reason that kind of perfection just shouldn t be messed with Me Before You was written as a stand alone, and So disappointing.Jojo Moyes is one of my top favorite authors, I have loved every book I have read of hers up until this one Me Before You is in my top five favorite books of all time, I still get emotional just thinking about that story I wish so much that I could say this novel was a worthy sequel, but to me it just wasn t, not even close This sequel in my opinion, is the exact reason that kind of perfection just shouldn t be messed with Me Before You was written as a stand alone, and after reading this one, I honestly feel it should have been left that way I know that Moyes wrote this story in response to her fans who wanted of this story that they loved, but that doesn t mean it was a good idea to go there Me Before You had my all time favorite epilogue, and I can say that re reading that evoked emotion from me than this entire sequel did After You was not only unnecessary, but it felt contrived, and to be honest, I m sorry that I read it.On a positive note I am looking forward to the film I plan to watch it in my own house on dvd after everyone else is in bed, with a box of tissues, a gallon of chocolate ice cream, and maybe some wine sniff that was my favorite scene from the first book.Please don t open this unless you want spoilers Here s my spoilerish emotional outburst, or the rest of my review view spoiler My main issue with the book was that I couldn t stand the Lily story line Nothing about that felt authentic to me I felt like it was just a cheesy way to try to keep Will and his family in the story If you hate that part of the story, it s really hard to like the book because it really takes over And the fact that it was Lily who was there when she fell Oh, brother And holy hell, how many different characters did she need to bring into this I don t care about Will s father either.Also, I think I just missed Will I liked Sam, but I just really didn t feel their connection This was supposed to be about Louisa s journey after Will, and she wasn t even the focus of the book hide spoiler Thanks to the girls from the br, I hope you will like it better than I did edit 10 1 15 this is a review written by my friend Maida who so perfectly summed this uptps review show flag 78 likesLike see review View all 53 comments Apr 12, 2017 Maria Clara added it review of another edition Shelves jojo moyes Terminado y, lo siento, pero no lo voy a puntuar Sinceramente, podr a darle cinco estrellas a la historia, pero qu hago con ese final flag 70 likesLike see review View all 27 comments Nov 27, 2016 ZaRi rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves novel flag 69 likesLike see review View all 14 comments May 19, 2015 Suzanne rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves owned 4.5 stars Only cause it can t live up to book number one, nor should it have to I was absolutely impressed and delighted with this sequel As we all know, this was one hard act to follow Jojo Moyes had not planned to offer a follow up to the perfect Me Before You, but as Lou and Will were so wonderful to read about, we were lucky that she decided to write again for us.My thoughts are that this does not have to live up to its predecessor, it s its own story, and I loved it Lou is unique and w 4.5 stars Only cause it can t live up to book number one, nor should it have to I was absolutely impressed and delighted with this sequel As we all know, this was one hard act to follow Jojo Moyes had not planned to offer a follow up to the perfect Me Before You, but as Lou and Will were so wonderful to read about, we were lucky that she decided to write again for us.My thoughts are that this does not have to live up to its predecessor, it s its own story, and I loved it Lou is unique and wonderful and her continuing journey was a joy to read about Full of quirk and down to earth characters, I was a happy reader I love these attributes Things did fall neatly into place at times throughout, but I was happy this was the case It was sweet, nice and all things good I recommend this continuing tale, it s a lovely story written very well, and I was hooked from start to finish This lady is a talented author and I m glad I ve read a lot of her work even better that I have lots waiting for me Those who ve not read this author should jump on the band wagon quick smart flag 69 likesLike see review View all 21 comments Jan 24, 2016 Christina rated it really liked it review of another edition 4 stars This will contain spoilers for Me Before You, for those who haven t read it yet Sometimes I look at the lives of the people around me and I wonder if we aren t all destined to leave a trail of damage It s not just your mum and dad who fuck you up I gazed around me, like someone suddenly handed clear glasses, and I saw that pretty much everyone bore the brutal imprint of love, whether it was lost, whipped away from them, or simply vanished into a grave Will had done it to all of 4 stars This will contain spoilers for Me Before You, for those who haven t read it yet Sometimes I look at the lives of the people around me and I wonder if we aren t all destined to leave a trail of damage It s not just your mum and dad who fuck you up I gazed around me, like someone suddenly handed clear glasses, and I saw that pretty much everyone bore the brutal imprint of love, whether it was lost, whipped away from them, or simply vanished into a grave Will had done it to all of us, I saw now He hadn t meant to, but even in simply refusing to live, he had This is the sequel to Me Before You I was pretty nervous going into this MBY didn t have the cliche happily ever after ending, but after my re read of it, I ended up liking the way things turned out I felt good about Lou s future prospects Enter in this sequelIt s been 18 months since Louisa lost Will She spent the first little bit of time traveling around Europe before using her money from Will to buy a flat in London She is bartending in an airport bar and just basically going through life day by day She s stopped dressing like her old self and doesn t have much contact with her family A drunken accident forces Lou to return home to her parents house She feels like she s right back at square one and some members of the local community won t let her forget the pastto them, she is still that girl who stood aside and did nothing as another willfully ended his life She is basically in a dark place, internally Now, when I read newspaper stories about the bank teller who had stolen a fortune, the woman who had killed her child, the sibling who had disappeared, I found myself not shuddering in horror, as I might once have, but wondering instead at the part of the story that hadn t made it into print What i felt with them was a weird kinship I was tainted The world around me knew it Worse, I had started to know it too Once she is healed enough to return to London, she goes under the condition that she will attend meetings with the Moving On Support Group through which she meets Sam, the paramedic that had a hand in saving her.Then a very unexpected figure from Will s past, a girl named Lily, comes barging into her life, disrupting her plans and propelling her in a new direction, giving her a new purpose Lou will learn to deal with a bratty teenager and possibly even learn to open up her heart to love again.I ll admit, this went in a very different direction than I was expecting I know firsthand that people deal with grief in many different ways and for varying lengths of time, but I really was very frustrated by Lou for a lot of this book And LilyI wanted to just smack her though not as much as I wanted to strangle Lily s mom Even when the reasons behind her brattiness and behavior were explained, I still wanted to tell her how stupid she had been I didnt really start to warm up to her character until the last few chapters So I m tornI would ve been happy with just Me Before You s ending, assuming that Lou led a big life with a lot of adventures after having her outlook on life changed by her time spent with Will But I m happy I read the sequel, which painted a realistic picture of Lou s life after, how Will s death affected her and the rest of his family as well I do feel like the ending of After You opened up questions rather than closure for me, mainly concerning Lou and Sam and their budding relationshipIt makes me almost curious if there might even be another book about Louisa Clark in the future I didn t quite like this as much as MBY, but it was good, had some humorous moments, and had some tender moments too Would recommend to fans of Me Before You flag 64 likesLike see review View all 22 comments Feb 26, 2015 Carol rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves published 2015, womens fiction, ebook, read 2015 After You is the highly anticipated sequel to Me Before You do read first and I so wish I could say that it blew me away The story is all about letting him go and moving on, a tough topic for sure, but just does not compare to the tremendous impact I experienced after reading Me Before You.

Without giving away any spoilers, I ll just say the beginning is excellent with the introduction of ambulance Sam, and the unexpected appearance of Lily view spoiler Will s troubled daughter hide spoil

After You is the highly anticipated sequel to Me Before You do read first and I so wish I could say that it blew me away The story is all about letting him go and moving on, a tough topic for sure, but just does not compare to the tremendous impact I experienced after reading Me Before You.

Without giving away any spoilers, I ll just say the beginning is excellent with the introduction of ambulance Sam, and the unexpected appearance of Lily view spoiler Will s troubled daughter hide spoiler was a surprise for sure, albeit a bit drawn out, but OMGOSH Louisa s family members and their overly inane antics just did not fare well with me.

Overall, an ok read, but missing the emotional feeling and character connection brought about in Me Before You.

Look forward to from Jojo Moyes as well as the movie version of MBY.

flag 63 likesLike see review View all 29 comments Feb 26, 2015 Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves read 2015 Jojo Moyes has written at the beginning of this book that she doesn t want anyone writing a review to spoil what happens in Me Before you, the first book in the series And, I fully understand that So that left me with a choice to either write a review that or less didn t bring up anything that happens in this book that could spoil the first book or spoiler tag the whole review I have chosen to write a review that doesn t spoil the book.First of all, do I want to say that you need to read Jojo Moyes has written at the beginning of this book that she doesn t want anyone writing a review to spoil what happens in Me Before you, the first book in the series And, I fully understand that So that left me with a choice to either write a review that or less didn t bring up anything that happens in this book that could spoil the first book or spoiler tag the whole review I have chosen to write a review that doesn t spoil the book.First of all, do I want to say that you need to read the first book do not attempt to read this book without having read the first book Some books are standalone, some aren t This one should without a doubt be read after Me Before you.The book is wonderful I had no idea about the story before I read the book No clues about what would happen and that was a real treat not knowing how or if Moyes would be able to write a book as gripping as Me Before You She has I had to fight back tears several times when I read this book, and I pride myself on not being a crier Lou Clark is such a wonderful character and I loved getting to read about her and her family and friends in another book.I loved this book It was such a treat to get a sequel to Me Before You And, I hope for a third book I received this copy from the publisher through NetGalley in return for an honest review Thank you Update 3 9 2015 Approved I m amazed, not only that I got the book from NetGalley, but also that it only took a day or two to get approved Jojo Moyes After You is now on NetGalleyBut you can t request the title yetSo now I have to wait for it to be available to request flag 61 likesLike see review View all 17 comments Nov 06, 2017 Kelly and the Book Boar rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves arcs, audio, cluck cluck mothafucka, dysfunction junction, im a lemming, liburrrrrry book, lifetime television for women, read in 2017, super meh, the great white hype So let s talk a second about my newfound dabbling in the world of audiobooks I have long since learned the words to every single song in the history of the world and wanted something different for my morning commute instead of this That is 100% the look my husband gives me when I insist on singing too Anywho, please note said commute is still not very long so, at best, I get through one part of an audiobook each weekday Despite having both an e version as well as a paper version o So let s talk a second about my newfound dabbling in the world of audiobooks I have long since learned the words to every single song in the history of the world and wanted something different for my morning commute instead of this That is 100% the look my husband gives me when I insist on singing too Anywho, please note said commute is still not very long so, at best, I get through one part of an audiobook each weekday Despite having both an e version as well as a paper version of an advanced reader copy of After You for over two years Dear Publishers, never give me anything because I truly am the worst , I couldn t bring myself to read it I knew I had to be far enough removed from Will s death in order to give this a chance When a combination of me finding out a third book in this series was soon to be released as well as the audio popping up as both available and recommended to me on the library website I figured what the hell it was probably time to bite the bullet.I had every intention of giving After You 2 Stars because Jo Jo Moyes obviously has a ginormo set of cajones to even attempt to follow up the perfection of Me Before You But then ELEVEN FARKING DAYS of listening went by I know my reading log doesn t reflect that, but it s because I m stupid and forgot to add it and everything that was magic about the first book was tainted and cheapened and Louisa wasn t adorable and quirky, but instead insufferable and pretty much a failure at being a grown up and then Lily FUCKING LILY showed up and I have never wanted to smack the crap out of a child as much as I did her little entitled ass and all of the men were vile and WTF happened Jo Jo your husband cheat on you or something Not all men are awful FFS Anyway, this was just gross I am crossing my fingers that this was the filler book although 100,000,000% unnecessary in Lou s story so she can get here happily ever after in 3 This one, though On a positive note, the narrator Anna Acton had the most pleasant voice and I would love to listen to her read again Just not a big stinking pile of turd like this one. flag 61 likesLike see review View all 15 comments Jul 28, 2015 Giselle rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2015, from netgalley, arc electronic, requested for review, 4 star, age adult, genre contemporary An Electronic Advance Reader Copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review.There s this version in my head where the actions from the previous book Me Before You is irrelevant Readers who have read the book know exactly what I m talking about, that moment in the end where things could have ended differently Way differently And then I realized there was going to be a sequel How would life go on after everything that happened How would each and every one of the characters move o An Electronic Advance Reader Copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review.There s this version in my head where the actions from the previous book Me Before You is irrelevant Readers who have read the book know exactly what I m talking about, that moment in the end where things could have ended differently Way differently And then I realized there was going to be a sequel How would life go on after everything that happened How would each and every one of the characters move on I couldn t fully comprehend the need for a sequel, but my friend pushed me to read it, so I ended up requesting it on NetGalley I knew from the moment I read the first paragraph I wouldn t stick to reading it for too long This one would be read quickly and devoured Hoping that I would be released from the clutches of emotional turmoil Me Before You entailed I was wrong of course Jojo just knows how to stick her hands into your heart and wrench it There s one part where I couldn t bare to read that I literally left my iPad on the table for twenty four hours because I had to come to grips with what just happened or what was said It brought up all the emotions that I felt for the characters and I couldn t help but cry Yep, I knew I wouldn t last long Moyes delivers a story that will have you nodding your head along and making sure you ll be the cheerleader the characters need I love her writing I will forever cherish this book only because I remember feeling all the feels for one particular character I have to remind myself that Will isn t real, but the thing is, this person could be anyone in my life, and in a little way it could even be me.Get ready to be brought into a new whirlwind romance, but that doesn t stop there either There s family, friendship and obviously a lot of healing needed to be done This is the story of what happens after someone you love has passed away Don t say I didn t warn you that it has its twists and turns flag 61 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Feb 27, 2015 P u r p l e Masochist marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves i crave this book, very emotional, this author rocks OMG o This is really happening I just hope my heart survives it for the 2nd time flag 62 likesLike see review View all 14 comments Sep 06, 2015 Jasmine rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves happy ending, just fine, light read, movie based, positive ideas, practical methods, skimming through, will reread You never know what will happen, when you fall from a great height. Actual rating 3.5 5 relieving stars I didn t plan on reading this today, or any time soon, but when I suddenly had an entire afternoon in a bookstore, AND this beautiful book happened to be there in front of me how could I resist So I quickly skimmed through the entire book and gladly, many parts of the story caught my undivided attention.Apparently, we followed Louisa Clark s life without Will s company and even You never know what will happen, when you fall from a great height. Actual rating 3.5 5 relieving stars I didn t plan on reading this today, or any time soon, but when I suddenly had an entire afternoon in a bookstore, AND this beautiful book happened to be there in front of me how could I resist So I quickly skimmed through the entire book and gladly, many parts of the story caught my undivided attention.Apparently, we followed Louisa Clark s life without Will s company and even after 18 months, she found herself unable to truly live her life to the fullest For me, a majority of the plot was too dramatic and full of so so events among the new characters like Lily and Sam however, another small part of it reminded me of our beloved Will Traynor and immediately brought back bittersweet, heartfelt emotions to me That s why I liked this book Besides, I loved how much stronger, tougher, braver Lou had become and how she eventually learned to let bygone be bygone As for the romance, I personally think it was a little bit abrupt That is, Lou seemed to just trying to distract herself from facing the music so she was simply playing his heart and didn t really mean to take it seriously Thankfully, both of them plucked up the courage to spill out secrets and deepest thoughts to each other as a result, a firm relationship was established By the way, how their love turned from utter excuses to something real moved me a lot because only the kind of love enduring all the hardship and trials would last longer.All in all, this isn t as disappointing for me as for others, though I do prefer the first book Enough said, it s still a highly recommended series for all of you Here s my most favorite, most satisfying part of the book Lily was the first to step forward, holding her white helium balloon She lifted her arm, then as an afterthought, stooped and picked a tiny blue cornflower from one of her pots and tied it carefully to the string Then she straightened, raised her hand, and, after the smallest hesitation, released the balloon. I watched as Steven Traynor followed, saw Della s gentle squeeze of his arm as he did so Camilla released hers, then Fred, Sunil, Georgina, her arm linked with her mother s My mother, Treena, Dad, blowing his nose noisily into his handkerchief, and Sam We stood in silence on the roof and watched the balloons sail upward, one by one into the clear blue sky, growing smaller and smaller until they were somewhere infinite, unseen. I let mine go. AnecdoteWhen I found this on the bookshelf, I was too excited to bother seeking a comfy seat in the reading area, so I simply stood in the corner and buried my nose in the book After what felt like an hour, a pretty foreign girl walked toward me, pointing to the book in my hands and asked me where I found it Then I took her to the shelf and she was, obviously, excited than I was when seeing the exact book she was looking for And guess what It was Me Before You So I kept telling her how great it was and blah, blah, and she bought it without hesitation Anyway, I felt extremely good after discussing books with someone in real life and I think we indeed all need some bookish friends anywhere and everywhere D flag 59 likesLike see review View all 28 comments Oct 19, 2015 Eda Dax Lahns Golden Tigress rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves dnf DNF 53%so 2 STARS is a rating ONLY for the parts I ve managed to read.Way to ruin a perfect story STAY AWAY FROM IT, GUYS Just read Book 1 and leave it at that flag 63 likesLike see review View all 15 comments Sep 14, 2018 Rebecca Carter rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018 reads, chick lit, contemporary, fiction, humour, romance Incase you somehow missed the fantastic first book Me Before You After You is the follow up Just as tear jerking and funny as the first, After You catches up with Louisa after the events of the first book We discover how she s coping without Will to care for, and whether she s doing as he instructed her to do to just live It s great to catch up and revisit the Traynors and Lou s mad but loving family, and see how they are all coping in the aftermath of Will s decision, as well as Incase you somehow missed the fantastic first book Me Before You After You is the follow up Just as tear jerking and funny as the first, After You catches up with Louisa after the events of the first book We discover how she s coping without Will to care for, and whether she s doing as he instructed her to do to just live It s great to catch up and revisit the Traynors and Lou s mad but loving family, and see how they are all coping in the aftermath of Will s decision, as well as meeting some new characters such as the Moving On Circle Jojo Moyes is one of those authors with a special touch, she can make you tear up on one page and have you giggling on the next I find her similar in style to Marian Keyes, Moyes is just as capable of tackling meaty serious subjects, yet can also look at the little nuances of life and have you laughing out loud Or if reading in a public place, attempting to cover up your laughs so as not to look like the loon in the room on the plane train coffee shopInitially I have to admit i was a little skeptical when I heard there was going to be a follow up to the powerful Me Before You I worried any sequel wouldn t live up to the engrossing and moving first book, and was in two minds about bothering to even read it Sure, there are some as if moments where you think that s totally implausible, and it s not quite as hard hitting or emotional as the first book, which was so unique and raw it stayed with me for a while after finishing it Yet this is still a thoroughly enjoyable read and it works because you want to know how all the characters you got to know in the first book are doing All in all a great follow up to the first story and I m looking forward to the third book Still Me flag 62 likesLike see review View all 28 comments Apr 26, 2018 rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018 reading challenge, contemporary, reviewed books, romance, adult 3 Moving on s You re going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit It always does feel strange to be knocked out of your comfort zone There is a hunger in you, Clark A fearlessness You just buried it, like most people do Just live well Just live Sadly After You was just well It was an okay read I was initially very excited about reading this because I completely adored Me Before You. But it was severely lacking It was really quite boring, with a few funny bits t 3 Moving on s You re going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit It always does feel strange to be knocked out of your comfort zone There is a hunger in you, Clark A fearlessness You just buried it, like most people do Just live well Just live Sadly After You was just well It was an okay read I was initially very excited about reading this because I completely adored Me Before You. But it was severely lacking It was really quite boring, with a few funny bits tossed in Or maybe, it s because I loved Will Traynor from the first book so much and it just wasn t the same without his charisma It was all pretty predictable and the romance felt kinda stiff up against Me Before You But I guess that d be pretty hard to top Me Before You was such a heart wrenching, cry your eyes out for a straight week kinda book It had left me devastatingly broken and has stuck with me all this time Over all i m left feeling pretty disappointed I know fans were dying to know, Whats next for Lou Clark Well guess what She didn t do much of anything Not really anyways Jojo Moyes really should have stopped at Me Before You But Yes, I will be moving on to Still Me 3 seeing as how it looks like it s much better than this one was D Fingers Crossed Our eyes locked And in that moment everything shifted I saw what I had really done I saw that I could be somebody s center, his reason for staying I saw that I could be enough With that kiss, I tried to tell him the enormity of what he meant to me I tried to show him that he was the answer to a question I hadn t even known I had been asking I tried to thank him for wanting me to be me, than he wanted to make me stay flag 60 likesLike see review View all 3 comments previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Choice After You Me Before You 2 February 2019 7 15 Jan 31, 2019 06 12PM Louisa and Sam 1 16 Aug 12, 2018 10 17AM Play Book Tag After You, by Jojo Moyes 3.5 stars 4 13 Aug 06, 2018 06 13AM Will this be a trilogy 30 529 Jul 04, 2018 12 38AM Play Book Tag After You by Jojo Moyes 3 stars 5 14 Jun 15, 2018 02 40PM Young Adult Romance 1 7 Apr 05, 2018 08 11AM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed 307 likes I loved a man who had opened up a world to me but hadn t loved me enough to stay in it 219 likes More quotes renderRatingGraph 49544, 91233, 70989, 17057, 3890 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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  • Title: After You
  • Author: Jojo Moyes
  • ISBN: After You
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  • Page: 147
  • Format: Paperback
  • After You 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 sp

    Emily May

    2 1 2 stars It s hard to have to say this, but it s not completely unexpected either When I finally gave in to the hype and read Me Before You a couple years ago, I absolutely and unapologetically loved it Like many of its fans, I ve been waiting with bated breath for this sequel But it just isn t strong enough or needed.That s what it comes down to After You was written to satisfy a craving in the minds of Lou and Will s fans When we ve loved a book, we all have those questions what w 2 1 2 sta [...]

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    Kristie

    If you have not read Me Before You, please note that there are spoilers for the end of that book in this review I have seen a lot of negative reviews for this book, most of which compare it to Me Before You I get it Me Before You was amazing I fell in love with the characters too This book, however, is not Me Before You So many people loved Lou from Me Before You and wanted to know what happened to her after the book ended Then, when they are given a book that tells them what happen If you have [...]

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    Shelby *trains flying monkeys*

    When I first heard that Me Before You would have a sequel I wondered how Jojo Moyes would be able to pull it off It either could go fairly decently or be a big old hot mess How do you top a book that was perfection to me The author does have a bit at the beginning asking readers to not spoil anything for other readers and I will respect that, because just because a book doesn t work for me doesn t mean that everyone will feel that same way.It s just that.I felt so personally invested in th When [...]

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    Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

    I hate to upset fans of Me Before You hell, I m a huge fan of Me Before You , but this was a very underwhelming sequel I think if you are expecting the emotional punch of the first book you are going to be sorely disappointed.I m not ashamed to say that Me Before You had me up reading until very late at night and then crying my eyes out until very early the next morning It was the kind of book that sticks with you, the kind of book that is extremely hard to follow up It ended on a very po [...]

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    Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more

    4.5 starsI really, really didn t like ME BEFORE YOU.It was heartbreaking, but it was the heartbreak of an impartial observer I liked Louisa Clark, but, for whatever reason, I never connected with her the way I do in a well developed story, and the story itself was so unlikely I suppose it felt like tragedy for tragedy s sake.And that shit pisses me off If you re going to ground my heart into the pavement, there had better be a damn good reason for it.But ME BEFORE YOU was like Moyes tho [...]

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    Danny Phanton

    Bueno, bueno, este libro lo comenc hace mucho pero no me atrapo y porque sent a que no era la Louisa que ya conoc amos y lo deje por casi un mes pero decid darle una oportunidad m s y no me arrepiento, la verdad es que puede parecer un poco extra o leerlo al principio pero conforme vas avanzando te va atrapando y enamorando de nuevo esa escritura de Moyes y por supuesto a Lou, vemos lo que pasa despu s view spoiler Es obvio que despu s de que Will muriera Lou no iba a estar super feliz h Bueno, [...]

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