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Review: Me Before You 2: After You
Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2018
After You by Jojo Moyes is the second book in her series, Me Before You . This is the story of Louisa Clark and her life AFTER Will Traynor. It is refreshingly nowhere near as heartbreaking as as it's predecessor, Me Before You, and picks up after Lou's time in Paris AFTER Switzerland and (view spoiler).
The book quite literally begins with a bang (or crash?) with Louisa taking a bad fall and being collected by the paramedics. Intense and sad when we see just how (view spoiler). Once she is out of the hospital her parents insist she go to a support group for grieving people and she reluctantly agrees. Then, a teenager named Lily shows up on her doorstep with a surprising revelation and Louisa's life is embroiled in Lily's teenage drama. Then, she meets the paramedic that helped piece her back together after her fall and finds him just as wonderful as he was the night he saved her. Things are slowly turning around for Lou and she doesn't feel like she is letting Will down as much. But this is just the calm before the storm and while she tries to move on with Sam, can he deal with hr still painfully mourning Will? Can Lily ever get ehr head around her family issues and can Lou help her or is she just a punching bag for this hormonal teen with, rightly so, abandonment issues.
People looking for another heartbreak like Me Before You will be sorely disappointed. This is Lou's life moving on from that epic romance/tragedy. Why anyone would want to put her through something like losing Will a second time is beyond me. The story is intriguing and entertaining and no less Louisa Clark than the first book but it is MUCH more lighthearted (in comparison). Up next, Still Me. Enjoy!