Another day, another review and blog post. I don’t want to blow my own trumpet but I am on fire at the moment! It’s a sign that the nights are drawing in, I always read so much more through the winter months.
Still Me by Jojo Moyes was something I had to read. No question, no choice. I’ve read the first 2 books in the series and I’ve watched the film adaption of Me Before You, so it’s just a rule that I have to continue on Louisa Clarks journey.
Louisa Clark has embarked on a new journey, moving to New York to start her “say yes” life. She has landed on her feet by bagging a job working for the super rich Gopnik family and dives head first into their world, determined to make New York work. Obviously, it’s not all that simple as she tries to navigate her way around her new life and keep a hold on her relationship with Ambulance Sam from across the pond. Louisa is quickly forced to put herself in charge of her own life and try to discover who Louisa Clark really is.
I’ll start by saying that I love Louisa Clark. I think she’s such an endearing character and in each of the books I’ve been routing for her. The third book in the series is no different and I was just as in love with her as I was from the beginning. That said, I don’t feel like anything quite as life changing or dramatic has really happened to her since Me Before You. I’m not sure if I have just put that book up on a pedestal as I LOVED that book and I mean LOVED. But then I suppose if she went through anything on that scale again, how believable would her story be?
I enjoyed the new characters in this book, Mrs De Witt especially. That woman was a force to be reckoned with but such a bloody sweetheart all at the same time. I started off by liking Joshua, but my feelings towards him did sour. One thing I wasn’t expecting was that I didn’t really like Ambulance Sam in any part of this book. Not even the nice parts. Something about him just grated on me but I can’t quite put my finger on it.
Reading another book about Louisa Clark is a little bit like sitting down and having a catch up with an old friend. I really want to know what’s been going on with her and get all of the gossip. I think the emotional depth for this series came and went with Me Before You and that is what hooked me to start with. But I am hooked now, which means I had to read this for the catch up with Lou.
I can’t say that I was disappointed with Still Me, but at the same time I’m not ranting and raving about it to anyone that will listen. It was a nice, easy reading Jojo Moyes novel that I enjoyed and did put a little smile on my face. If Moyes decides to write more for Louisa Clark, I’ll certainly read it, I just won’t be perched on the end of my seat waiting for it.
“All this nonsense about women having it all. We never could and we never shall. Women always have to make the difficult choices. But there is a great consolation in simply doing something you love.”
Still Me by Jojo Moyes