After You

After You

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 30/06/2016
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Synopsis

Three years after her novel Me Before You left its five-million-plus readers inconsolably weeping over its closing pages, Jojo Moyes released this sequel in response to requests on social media for insights into what happened to Lou Clarke.

In the writing of the screenplay for the film based on the first book, Moyes said to Vanity Fair, “I’m not really interested in girls who buy things; I’m interested in girls who do things.”

Yet here is Lou, 18 months on from the death of Will, the man she was caring for and fell in love with in the first book, living in a flat she’s bought with the money he bequeathed her and doing absolutely nothing

Her bubbly, life-loving attitude has vanished, replaced with an existence filled by a dead-end job at a bad Irish pub at City Airport, a grief therapy group, and drinking wine on the roof of her building, from where she tumbles to meet her new fate.

If Lou initially hopes her fall has left her paralysed, Moyes swiftly rejects her heroine’s desire for comfort in suffering as Will did, instead giving Lou a new love interest in the form of paramedic Sam and the possibility of a fresh start in New York.

One of Britain’s most popular novelists, Jojo Moyes worked variously as a minicab controller and brochure writer for Club 18-30 before winning a bursary to attend a course in journalism. After a decade as a successful journalist, she turned to writing fiction with her first book Sheltering Rain. She won the hearts of legions of readers with her poignant novel Me Before You, introducing the popular character Lou Clark whose story continues in the follow-up novels After You and Still Me.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781405909075
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 310g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm

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After You
Love for Jojo!
Read this book really quickly as had been waiting for it in paperback for ages. I loved the first one so much that I couldn't wait for the follow up. I li... READ MORE
Carly Allen
After You
Funny and poignant sequel
It's difficult to review this book without giving away the ending of Jojo Moyes's earlier bestseller Me Before You. But suffice to say, all the favourite c... READ MORE
Little Jasmine Flower
After You
A beautiful read
Books that have been turned into movies are not my cup of tea, at all. I would never have picked this up if it weren’t for my grandma, but I read the seque... READ MORE
Georgia Jackson
After You
breathtaking & important
WARNING: SPOILERS OF 'ME BEFORE YOU' (THE FIRST BOOK OF THE SEQUAL) After you was based on the lesson of getting over someone you have lost and learning to... READ MORE
Daisy Paterson
After You
After You by Jojo Moyes
Jojo Moyes never fails to engross me in her story line and in the way that she writes and hasn't disappointed me in this sequel of 'Me Before You'.
Pamela Jack
After You
JoJo Moyes another great book
I absolutely loved Me Before You and was looking forward to reading the next instalment and it did not disappoint. Another well written story of hope and ... READ MORE
Rachel Willis
After You
After You by Jojo Moyes
This is Jojo at her best. Gripping story from page one - a real page turner. Book passed on to friend and recommended to others.
Lorna Hewitt
After You
great price
One of my daughter's many requests on her Christmas list. Always buy from Watersones because of fast delivery and ability to collect from store. Added bon... READ MORE
c
After You
Enjoyable read.
I read this book a while ago so It isn't fresh in my mind.I wouldn't recommend it as I find follow up books can be disappointing.
A Mancunian.
After You
five stars
Characters are well written and follow on from the first book really well. I loved that the author explained British mannerisms and such likes so well, esp... READ MORE
Kristin Davison
After You
Definitely worth the read after me before you!
I sat and read this book in a whole sit-in. Simply because I could not put it down. It gripped me and every single one of my emotions. Keeping the story of... READ MORE
Keeley Emery
After You
Realistic grief and life
It has taken me a few years to feel able to take a step towards this book. ME BEFORE YOU broke me in the toughest way but I valued every word of it. I know... READ MORE
Micky - bookphenomena
After You
After You - Jojo Moyes
I ABSOLUTELY loved reading this book ... When I had finished reading Me Before You I was unsure whether or not I should purchase After You because I was w... READ MORE
Eboni Longworth
After You
“You learn to live with it, with them. Because they do stay with you, even if they’re not living, breathing people anymore”.
“You learn to live with it, with them. Because they do stay with you, even if they’re not living, breathing people anymore”. It’s very rare that I love t... READ MORE
The_secret_bookreview
After You
A not to be missed sequel
I loved reading me before you and was delighted that she had written a sequel which is just as enjoyable and perfectly written, a true master of the writte... READ MORE
Benjamin Michel