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message 1: by Kristie, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kristie | 6116 comments Mod
The group voted for After You by Jojo Moyes for our Fiction nominee to read in August.

After You (Me Before You, #2) by Jojo Moyes

“You’re going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit. But I hope you feel a bit exhilarated too. Live boldly. Push yourself. Don’t settle. Just live well. Just live. Love, Will.”

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.

Laura Different story lines. I thought it was well done and enjoyed it.

message 3: by Kristie, Moderator (last edited Aug 15, 2016 07:11PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kristie | 6116 comments Mod
I really enjoyed this one. I went into it with different expectations. A few people had already reviewed it and many were giving it low ratings because it wasn't as good as Me Before You. I agree with that, but I think it is rare to find a book that you love and have any kind of follow up that will live up to the original. So, I went into it as a completely separate story and was able to enjoy it just for what it was.

Here is my review.

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