Me Before You, After You and now, Still Me – the progression of these book titles satisfies me immensely. It has been a long and fulfilling journey with Louisa Clark, the fictional main character of this series written by Jojo Moyes. Most people will know her from the first book, Me Before You since it gained a lot of attention after being adapted into a movie in 2016. The third book in the series, called Still Me, was published this year (2018) so it is fresh on the shelves and, let me tell you, it does not disappoint! Usually when I read a book during term time, it takes me quite a while to finish it, but I smashed this one out really quickly.
The novel follows Louisa as she embarks on her newest adventure to live and work in New York. It is a story about adventure, taking risks and feeling lost, but how ultimately, life is about constantly growing, learning and finding out who we are. As the protagonist learns this, so do the readers. We learn of the ability that we all have to define who we are – no matter who surrounds us or where we find ourselves in the world. It is an inspiring and empowering message.
With Moyes’ excellent writing, the words flow effortlessly and paints the most vivid story. I highly recommend getting your hands on this one.