Just One Day (Paperback)
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DescriptionFrom the author of the international bestseller, IF I STAY, is now a major film starring Chloe Grace Moretz. When sheltered American good girl Allyson "LuLu" Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there's an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up after a whirlwind day in Paris to discover that Willem has left. Over the next year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to terms with the narrow confines of her life, and through Shakespeare, travel, and a quest for her almost-true-love, to break free of those confines. Just One Day is the first in a sweepingly romantic duet of novels. Willem's story-Just One Year-is out now.
- Published: 10 January 2013
- Format: Paperback 400 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781849415668 ISBN 10: 1849415668
- Sales rank: 5,228
Reviews for Just One Day
Just One Day!
Favourite Quote: “We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day.”
I loved Gayle Forman’s ‘If I Stay’ duology so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book! And I was not disappointed, I loved this book and give it a 4/5 stars!
Let me start by saying this book gave me so much wanderlust! I want to go to Paris and travel the rest of Europe and just be a wanderer, and just be free. It made me want to learn French and date a Dutch man. This book made me want the world!
Onto the plot, I liked that it took place over the course of year, it kept the plot on a steady pace. The first section of the book was my favourite because it was just like a dream, a somewhat realistic dream and I just fell in love with it. The next section was a slap back into reality and I appreciated that because the book would have bordered on cheesy if the dream affect lasted the entire novel! The final section was a mixture of both which was a great conclusion to the novel! Can I just say this book leaves on a massive cliffhanger! On of the worst ones I’ve ever read! There are numerous different topics and themes addressed in the novel from finding your true self, to overbearing parents, to first love and so on and I feel they were done really well!
As for the characters, well this is were I took a star off! The main character is Allyson and in the middle section of the book she really irritated me because she was too depressing and sombre and I just wanted to hit her! However in the beginning and end sections of the book I just loved her, she developed into a strong, open minded young lady and I was rooting for her! Then there is Williem who we only see a little of but I liked most what I saw, but there was just something about him I didn’t like, I don’t know what but it makes it hard for me to think of him as a good love interest! As for the other characters, Allyon’s mum was so annoying and pushy, I couldn’t stand her and Allysons ‘best friend’ was also not that great but I did love Dee and the other travellers Allyson meet!
Overall this book was great and I cannot wait to the sequel! by Moodyno1