After You

After You

Book - 2015
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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.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2015]
ISBN: 9780525426592
Branch Call Number: MOYES
Characteristics: 352 pages ; 24 cm

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singasong70
Apr 26, 2017

Romantic love saves the day - again!
Something I just don't see in life. Plus where is the spiritual element in all this. Do these people not have souls! P.S. Once you've had sex, do you not have a "relationship" as well?
Just asking

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brittbrew_
Jan 17, 2017

I didn't find the sequel as good as the first book, "Me Before You." It was good, but it lacked that something. I really liked Will in the first book, and I think he made Me Before You, what it was. After You just didn't have the same feel. Still good though.

AL_LESLEY Nov 16, 2016

I liked this one much better than the first. Great characters, fast easy read, with quirky Englishness galore.

AL_SARAH Nov 15, 2016

A grand sequel with lots of plot twists.

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lilyofthevalley3
Oct 25, 2016

I really enjoyed the sequel. A different "feel" compared to 'Me Before You' but a heartwarming story. Louisa has a gift of healing "broken souls".

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lillianagr
Oct 18, 2016

I loved the movie and I gave Me Before You 3 stars because the end was not good for me, but this book?
Awful!!!, everything good that I liked about the movie and Me Before you, this book ruined it!
I should not have read it and just keep the good memory of the movie and other book, now I wont recommend it to anybody. I hated it, UGHH!

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melanith
Oct 09, 2016

This is more uplifting that the first book and funny in parts. It is an easy read but the Louisa is still whiny in parts and it is hard to always 'like' her. It is also hard to understand her position. Overall though it is a nice way to bring some closure after the heart wrenching Me Before You.

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cara123
Sep 21, 2016

Great read, definitely a page turner. I was skeptical of a sequel, but it actually turned out pretty good. However, I found that overall, Me Before You was slightly more captivating than this one. Would definitely recommend for those who enjoyed the first book.

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mstuart05
Jul 27, 2016

This story's lesson on grief will stick with me for sometime.

fatimax Jul 20, 2016

I loved this book, even more so than Me Before You. It was nice to read of what happened to Lou after, but with Lily it was definitely a surprise

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mstuart05
Jul 27, 2016

The follow-up to the hit. The story of what happened to Lou in the first couple years following Will's death.

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readingqueen26
Jul 25, 2016

Louisa Clark is living in London 18 months after Will Trayner passes and is still grieving. He changed her life but when she slips from the roof of her building (falling 2 of the 5 stories), Louisa is even more reserved to work and coming home to an empty flat. She then meets Will's daughter, Lily, a sixteen year old girl who never met Will but is anxious to learn about him. It brings pains for Louisa to talk to Lily about Will and yet Lily is slowly drawing Louisa out, into life again!

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mardscott
Jul 08, 2016

Although not as good as Me Before You, Moyes' novel After You was very good. It continues the story of Louisa Clark two years after Will's death. She has a difficult time adjusting to her current life/world, but she realizes she has grown because of her life with Will and now she fears loving too much and losing that love. . . once again. But, by joining a recovery group, ironically, she discovers she is fine and loves again.

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M_ALCOTT Oct 16, 2015

[New love interest for Louisa, maybe?]

"Who is this?" I said, though I knew immediately who it was. "Sam. Ambulance Sam. I was just passing by on the way home from work, and I just... Well, you left in such a hurry the other night, I thought I'd make sure you were okay." "A fortnight later? I could have been eaten by cats by now." "I'm guessing you weren't." "I don't have a cat." A short silence. "But I'm fine, Ambulance Sam. Thanks." "Great...That's good to hear." I shifted, so I could see him through the grainy black and white of the little entry video screen. He was wearing a biker jacket instead of his paramedics uniform, and had one hand resting against the wall. He took his hand off the wall and turned to face the road. I saw him let out a breath, and that small motion prompted me to speak. "So...what are you up to?"-excerpt, After You

M_ALCOTT Oct 16, 2015

Lily Houghton-Miller: "My dad had the hots for you. How mad is that? Oh, my God! In a different universe, you could have been MY STEPMUM."

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