You can’t read two books in a trilogy and not the third, so this next book was a search for closure for me. Jojo Moyes captivated me, like many others, with Me Before You. I gave it a 4.5 and was so excited when book two, After You, came out, but disappointed once I read it. It wasn’t going to get better than Me Before You, and I should have known that, but still, I needed to see Louisa Clark’s story out to the end, so I landed here for book 21.
by Jojo Moyes
Romance, Domestic Fiction, Rom Com
Synopsis According to Mandi:
Without spoilers, Still Me is the third book in the Me Before You trilogy. Lousia’s taken a job in New York City and determined to find adventure and find herself, making the most out of each experience that comes her way. Along the way, she’s faced with choices, challenges and changes to her plans that force her to explore who she is and what she wants out of life even more than she’d anticipated.
“Books are what teach you about life. Books teach you empathy. But you can’t buy books if you barely got enough to make rent. So that library is a vital resource! You shut a library, Louisa, you don’t just shut down a building, you shut down hope.”-Jojo Moyes, Still Me
Awards (based upon my brief research):
My Overall Rating:
3 – What I loved about this book was the closure it brought to Louisa’s story. I felt she didn’t have to compromise who she was to live the life she wanted to live, and I think that’s an excellent message to send to readers (though I question whether other characters were compromising who they were to live the life they live). However, as a whole, I didn’t think this book was any more spectacular than the average rom com/chick lit read. It’s worth the read, but it won’t blow your socks off. You probably won’t cry or hug the book at the end… Do other people do that?