I have read several of Nick Hornby’s novels and they never disappoint and neither did this one. This is the story of two people falling in love against the ‘norm’. it isn’t a romance as such, but a look at everyday life and how people meet.
Lucy is a 42, an English Teacher (Head of Department), separated from Paul, with two sons, Al and Dylan who are 10 and 8. She is white. Joseph is 22 and lives with his mother, keeping himself afloat with several jobs here and there. He is black. He is serving in Lucy’s local butchers, which is how they meet and Lucy asks him to babysit the children.
It is an unusual read for me as I mainly stick to crime/thriller novels. However, it is brilliant. Touching on racism, love, drink, drugs and how people relate to each other within a family and their circle of friends.
Many thanks to NetGalley, Penguin General UK and Nick Hornby for the ARC of ‘Just Like You’ in return for my honest review.
Lovely read. Highly recommended.