Title : After You
Writer : Jojo Moyes
Translator : Lulu Wijaya
Publisher : Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Pages : 608
Copyright : July, 2016
Jojo Moyes done a great job in her first novel, Me Before You. It was an epic and heart-breaking novel that anyone couldn’t imagine. In the first novel, Moyes got the best plot twist ever and successfully make her readers cry during every chapter in the novel. Doesn’t feeling satisfied after realeased Me Before You, Moyes come back realeased After You. The new series of Moyes’s heart-breaking story. In this story line, Moyes still shown one main character like in the last novel. It is lead by Louisa Clark, and there is a new character here, Sam Fielding. The last main character who died in Me Before You, William Traynor, his story will be explain in this novel.
“How you continue your life after losing your most beloved one? How you rebuild the life that destroyed by your own fault?”
Louisa Clark is not an ordinary girl again with an ordinary life. After six months lived in her fairy tale with William Traynor, Lou has to faced the truth that her loving one is lost. Will decided to end up his life eventhough Lou is loving him so much. Too much. After Will’s death, everything’s changed too fast for Lou, but she wants to fight for her good. She doesn’t want to stuck in her imaginary world. Will is gone, so she has to step up again. Without Will, she rebuild her life again.
Unfortunately, she got an accident when she was drunk. After an accident that made her physically, and mentally down. Lou still eager to step out and stand on her feet again. She started to join ‘Moving on, support group’. A group where she’ll meet a lot of people with the same condition as hers. Mental down and losing the most loveliest person in her life has made her drowning in sadness. In that group, she met Sam Fielding. She thought Sam would understand her. ‘Cause she wants to move on with her life. Everybody needs to. She’ll love someone again, she’ll cheer up again. She promised to herself. But her life doesn’t go as plan, when someone in Will’s past is trying to ruin everything.
For Lou, her life after Will Traynor has made her forced to love someone again with all the risk.
In this novel, Moyes still doing a good plot twist ever. Her novel is full of meaning. I think the readers will open-minded when they read this novel. Moyes wants her readers to understand the meaning of the story. Well, her story indeed full of the meaning. We have to learn to still alive, without depending on someone. Because, everybody and everything is temporary, there is no way those would be ever-lasting. She led her readers with the crazy life that Lou’s goes on because she loved someone too much. She thought us to love ourselves more than anyone.
With a good, page-turned, and heart-breaking words, Jojo Moyes has a special part in her reader’s heart. But, no matter how good it is. There is always the weakness. This story is too twisted. There is a lot of things that come up that the readers wouldn’t imagine. And sometimes, those things is not link and related to the first novel. It makes the readers confused. Many people say that the first series is much better than the second one. But, after all, this story is great.
Jojo Moyes will teach you the most important things in life. In this novel, you will know how good to live in your own world and not rely on to someone. This novel has a good meaning.