Sequels are hard. So I write this review carefully, in fact I bought and read it months ago and have had this review in draft for quite a while. I could not dispute the writing style of the author. It was easy to coast along, the pauses were in all the right places and I had no problem keeping up. I enjoyed this book and I was satisfied with the story but certainly not wowed and humbled like I was in "Me before you".
I had a really difficult time believing the characters. The way they were presented and the way their personalities and their antics.
Even Lou was a little of a disconnect with me. She lost her wit and her spunk. I could believe that her mourning would have something to do with it, but something was amiss. On the other hand, there was a part of me that could completely identify with her mourning; her lack of interest in ANYTHING and the way she just went through the motions of the day.
For those of us who read the first book, this is an important book to read whether the good or the bad reviews speak to you. It’s necessary to follow the character Louisa, as she navigates coming back from the death of her beloved Will. We need to see how she recovered, how she managed her days and how she began to rebuild her life. For some, this may be painful and for others, there will be a sense of satisfaction.
I invite you to read it. Love it, hate it or just let it be...
- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Publisher: Michael Joseph; 1 edition (23 September 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0718179617
- ISBN-13: 978-0718179618
- Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 3.6 x 23.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 662 g
- Average Customer Review: 134 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 150,098 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)