Just Like You

Just Like You

This warm, wise, highly entertaining twenty-first century love story is about what happens when the person who makes you happiest is someone you never expected

Lucy used to handle her adult romantic life according to the script she'd been handed. She met a guy just like herself: same age, same background, same hopes and dreams; they got married and started a family. Too bad he made her miserable. Now, two decades later, she's a nearly-divorced, forty-one-year-old schoolteacher with two school-aged sons, and there is no script anymore. So when she meets Joseph, she isn't exactly looking for love--she's more in the market for a babysitter. Joseph is twenty-two, living at home with his mother, and working several jobs, including the butcher counter where he and Lucy meet. It's not a match anyone one could have predicted. He's of a different class, a different culture, and a different generation. But sometimes it turns out that the person who can make you happiest is the one you least expect, though it can take some maneuvering to see it through.

Just Like You is a brilliantly observed, tender, but also brutally funny new novel that gets to the heart of what it means to fall surprisingly and headlong in love with the best possible person--someone you didn't see coming.

Title:Just Like You
ISBN:9780593191385
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  • Paromjit

    This is the latest from Nick Hornby of About a Boy, Fever Pitch and Hi-Fidelity fame, a story set in London 2016 in the run up to the Brexit referendum where the divisions in Britain are laid bare. Ma...

  • Sam Quixote

    Set in the months leading up to the Brexit referendum in 2016, Lucy, a white 42 year old single mother of two, unexpectedly finds love with Joseph, a black 22 year old man of multiple part-time jobs. ...

  • Andy Marr

    Nick Hornby is undeniably one of the most important British authors of the past 25 years, and this, from the reviews I've read so far, is set to become one of his finest works. Sure, the topic of a Br...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/Talk about all the stars aligning. My turn at the library for this new release from Nick Hornby just so happened to coincide with . . . . ...

  • Anna Luce

    Set against the backdrop of the 2016 referendum (Brexit) Just Like You follows two very different individuals who happen to fall in love. Recently divorced Lucy, a forty-one year old white schoolteach...

  • Nat K

    "She wanted intellectual stimulation and sexual excitement, and if she couldn't have that then she didn't need anybody." As it was beautifully put in the book, this story is like the movie Guess Who'...

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    Does Nick Horny write the best "contemporary fiction" aka "women's fiction" aka "chick lit"? Maybe, even if this wasn't one of my favorites. It takes two people who it's hard to imagine together and p...

  • Marianne

    Just Like You is the eighth novel by award-winning British author, Nick Hornby. When Lucy Fairfax and Joseph Campbell embark on their relationship, neither is looking too closely at the reasons, or th...

  • Tanya

    As a teenager, I loved Hornby's books—I liked A Long Way Down and About A Boy especially, but I've read everything he published up to Juliet, Naked, which didn't do much for me at the time, and is w...

  • Lou

    Just Like You is a poignant, warm, wise and highly entertaining twenty-first-century love story about what happens when the person who makes you happiest is someone you never expected. Lucy used to ha...