Dean Martin And Me
Still Me by Jojo Moyes is a wonderful contemporary novel about discovering who you are meant to be. It is the third book in the Me Before You series and could be read as a stand-alone. I would recommend reading the books in order to chart the character progression.
I loved meeting up with Lou Clarke again, with her sunny, unique personality and her huge heart for others. All her life she reaches out to others, spreading goodness and happiness wherever she goes. Will, in book one, encouraged her to live big. In this novel we follow Louisa to New York and watch with baited breath as she discovers the Louisa she was meant to be.
Life is for living. We have one life, we need to reach out and grab it. We must not be hemmed in by others low expectations of us.
Louisa has the gift of bringing out the best in people. Her cheery smile and sunny disposition even brings out the best in a grouchy dog!
Death leaves huge gaping holes in lives. “What use am I now?… Nobody needs me anymore.” We need to find our purpose in life when our raison d’etre is pulled from under us. Now is the time to stretch ourselves and try something new.
I have adored this Me Before You series. The leading lady is kindness personified. It has been a pure pleasure following Lou Clarke’s life. Now the novels have ended, it feels like a hole in my life. Lou Clarke was more than just a character on a page she took up residence in my heart. The ending of the novels feels like a goodbye to a dear friend.