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.
This book hurt my heart more than the first book. Will Traynor was so selfish! He destroyed Lou's life. DESTROYED IT!
She is a complete mess at the beginning of this book. Physically and mentally. She can't handle life. She is stuck in a ruminating state and can't find anything to be happy about. She wastes her nights drinking herself to sleep and watching TV. She doesn't know how to socialize anymore or have real relationships.
Lou has cracked.
And yet, Sam has come to save the day. In more ways than one. Ah! I love Sam!
Sam has comes in and teaches Lou how to be a normal human being again. He teaches her that it's okay to move on from the death of someone you loved more than life. He taught her what it was like to live again.
Oh Sam, you are a lifesaver.
I also appreciate how Lou's Mom stops being an idiot. Her statement at the end of Me Before You ticked me off. Thankfully, Lou is welcomed back and she begins to realize the importance of family.
I won't give away any spoilers, but I will say this--
The ending is so much better in this book than the first!
4.5 out of 5!