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Publisher's Summary

"[A] charming, funny, touching, and relevant comedy." (The Boston Globe)

"A provocative yet sweet romantic comedy." (People, Best of Fall 2020)

This warm, wise, highly entertaining 21st-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, 41-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 22, 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.

©2020 Nick Hornby (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“Effervescent with chemistry and quick dialogue.” (Booklist)

"A hopeful balm for our unsettled postpandemic times.” (Library Journal, starred review)

"Hornby lives up to his reputation as bard of the everyday in this thoughtful romance that crosses lines of race, age, and class.... Hornby is good company on the page and offers insights on his characters with aplomb, demonstrating an investment in each of their voices and an interest in the forces that draw people to one another. This is great fun.” (Publishers Weekly)

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Unbearably boring

I hung in there until 4.5 hours remaining and there just was nothing that held my interest. This story has been done before and even the prose could not save it. A hard pass.

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A Wonderful Surprise

What a lovely story! I couldn’t put it down. Lucy was such a down to earth character that I could relate to. The story was calming in this crazy world we live in while touching on and at times delving into hot topics. A fun and terrific read.

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Boring and weak story

The characters are dull and I didn't understand why these people were even into each other. The story and character development was very weak with a lot of social and political issues thrown in.

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Love Nick Hornby

... but I'm not as much of a fan of this book in particular. His books, About a Boy, How to be Good, and High Fidelity, are among my all-time favorite books. This one was only good. I just wasn't as engaged in the story as I was his previous books. I did enjoy the narration by Ben Bailey Smith and Hattie Ladbury.

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book club fail

audible narration was only good part. crap storyline. clearly meant as screenplay for mediocre movie.

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Began slow and got slower. tried really hard to give it a chance but just couldn't get past the first three chapters.

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Meh!!

The book was a slow start, picked up in the middle but died at the end. Definitely not what I was expecting.

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I love anything Nick Hornby writes

And this book is a winner. Topical, funny, engaging, beautifully mastered for audio. Love, love, love.

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Why print?

I tried to like this book but there is no point to this story ever getting printed.

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Cute, rom-comish

This is a cute novel that is heavy on relationships. It's often very funny, often a little wistful and sad. It has some rom-com aspects though there is a lot of discussion about pre-pandemic recent events (Brexit, Trump). The end of the novel ultimately felt a bit empty to me; like something else ought to have happened. It's light and enjoyable, however. Ben Bailey Smith does an especially good job at narrating the Joseph parts and has excellent comic timing. It's very British, so if you don't enjoy novels about Britain with British references and British terms, you probably won't like this book! If you like books about couples navigating the difficulties of life and modern times, and if you enjoy the trip as much as the destination when you're reasding, and you like some humor with your romance, and of course books set in Britain, then by all means give this one a try.