Saturday, September 25, 2010
After You by Julie Buxbaum
Lucy's husband, Greg, Sophie and Ellie all live under the same roof while dealing with their grief over the loss of Lucy in their own ways. Sophie stops talking for a while and Ellie just knows she cannot leave Sophie to go home. They start reading The Secret Garden together at night and it seems to help both of them.
Ellie then discovers things about Lucy that she never knew and her marriage starts falling apart when she refuses to go home to her husband.
I don't want to give away too much but this book covers a lot of issues from losing a mother, child, wife, husband to discovering secrets you never knew your best friend had. I fell in love with the characters and appreciated that the author didn't just wrap everything up in a nice little bow or take the predicted path with the story.
I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars! Highly recommended!