“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” – Paul Sweeney
And how I wish clumsy, caring and charismatic Louisa Clark was my friend…
For anyone who has not yet discovered or read the amazing Jojo Moyes books, I envy you. The bestselling author and screenwriter of ‘Me Before You’ has once again captured hearts with the trials and tribulations of loveable Louisa Clark as she makes the move from her home in England to New York City in ‘Still Me’.
From the initial pages of the novel, I was once again engrossed in Louisa’s life. Rooting for things to work out for her and holding my breath when it seemed life was going to betray her once again.
As in the previous books in the series – ‘Me Before You’ and ‘After You’, Jojo writes with such brilliance and understanding that the readers are transported fully into the lives of each character.
In the latter stages of the book (no spoilers ahead), Louisa questions where she’s going in life and what it is exactly that she wants to achieve, something I’m sure we can all relate to!
I found myself wishing I could be as brave as Louisa as she made the move to the Big Apple. A chance to make a fresh start in the City of Dreams – living the American life, something I would love to do and have dreamt of many times.
Jojo Moyes has mastered the art of taking readers on a journey with her novels, especially in the ‘Me Before You’ series. From tearful goodbyes to feelings of joy for what Louisa achieves, ‘Still Me’ touches every emotion and I can’t recommend this novel enough.
If you are looking to get lost in a good book, or have holidays coming up, I can assure you that ’Still Me’ is the book (or books if you’re lucky enough not to have read the previous two) to take with you. I have to warn you though, these novels will make you want to read from start to finish in one go and create feelings of detachment when you have finished. Enjoy!
Still Me Information
Released: 23rd January 2018
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Find out more about Jojo Moyes here.