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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

2018 Challenge - Book #84 - Still Me

Now that company is gone and school is in session, I am hoping to be able to read more.  Although the weather is still beautiful, so it makes it hard to stay indoors.  Thank goodness for long tram rides around the city to help me have time to read.

Today's review is for

Still Me
Author: Jojo Moyes
Pages: 400

This is the 3rd book in the series "Me Before You".  Our main girl - Louisa Clark -has moved to NYC to work for a wealthy family as an assistant.  The wife is prone to depression and the husband feels that if she had an ally she would be more willing to go to public events that are required for their social status.  Louisa likes the power couple, and her new living situation on Fifth Ave, right from the start.  The wife - who was an immigrant to America herself - finds Louisa refreshing.

Louisa struggles with being far away from her boyfriend, Sam, and when he visits her in NYC their weekend is a disaster.  She is torn between her old life in England and her new life in NYC and she isn't sure how Sam and their relationship fit.

Then Louisa is told a secret by the wife, and soon that comes back to haunt her.  She is torn between keeping the secret and revealing it and keeping her job. 

This was a pretty good book.  ACtually - I liked about 3/4 of it very much - couldn't wait to get back to reading it.  But the ending....not so much.  It felt rushed and it felt like she was just filling space.  I was disappointed especially when she starts filling pages with letters back and forth between Sam and Louisa.  I saw this as a waste and I have never liked this style of story telling.  And the ending was very "cliche" that it made me roll my eyes.

I would not skip it - especially if you read the other books before this one.  I just think Moyes probably should quit this character now. 

Stars:  4

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