Just One Day

Just One Day

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From the New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay Allyson Healey's life is exactly like her suitcase--packed, planned, ordered. Then on the last day of her three-week post-graduation European tour, she meets Willem. A free-spirited, roving actor, Willem is everything she's not, and when he invites her to abandon her plans and come to Paris with him, Allyson says yes. This uncharacteristic decision leads to a day of risk and romance, liberation and intimacy: 24 hours that will transform Allyson's life. A book about love, heartbreak, travel, identity, and the "accidents" of fate, Just One Day shows us how sometimes in order to get found, you first have to get lost. . . and how often the people we are seeking are much closer than we know.
The first in a sweepingly romantic duet of novels. Willem's story--Just One Year--is coming soon!
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 369 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 30mm | 359.99g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0142422959
  • 9780142422953
  • 34,548

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Praise for "Just One Day"

"Offering mystery, drama, and an evocative portrait of unrequited love, this open-ended novel will leave fans eagerly anticipating the companion story." --"Publishers Weekly", starred review

"Absorbing." --"Kirkus"

"I didn't just like JUST ONE DAY - I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED, LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it!" --Indie Bookseller

"Terrific--Gayle Forman does it again! Just the sort of experience that pulls so many adults back to teen books." --Indie bookseller

"Just One Day was a bittersweet story that entranced me, took hold of my heart, and gave it a great big squeeze! My heart still aches." --Goodreads

"Gayle Forman gets it so, so right (again). It made my heart hurt and hope. This book is magic." -Indie bookseller

Accolades for "If I Stay"
"- New York Times "Bestseller
- ALA Best Books for Young Adult
- ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
"- Kirkus Reviews "Best Books of the Year

"Every moment I spent reading Forman's masterpiece drew me in more." -NPR

"Beautifully written." --"Entertainment Weekly "

"Achingly satisfying." --"Family Circle "

Accolades for "Where She Went"
- New York Times Bestseller
- Amazon Best Book of the Month (April 2011)
- YALSA's 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults List (BFYA)
- A PW Best Children's Book of 2011

"An achingly gorgeous portrayal of rejection and rekindled love." -"USA Today "

"A page-turner, tearjerker and romance all in one." -"BookPage"

"Pitch-perfect...a moving, skillfully crafted novel." --"VOYA", starred review
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About Gayle Forman

Gayle Forman is an award-winning, internationally bestselling author and journalist. She is the author of Just One Day and Just One Year, and the companion e-novella Just One Night, as well as the New York Times bestsellers If I Stay and Where She Went. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughters.
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68,071 ratings
4.01 out of 5 stars
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3 19% (12,761)
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What I liked most about this book was Allyson. The transformation she makes throughout the book is so satisfying. I could really relate to her. At the beginning, she’s all introverted and regimented, but she forces herself to open up and become the version of herself she wants to be. Only the first half of the book focuses on her day with Willem, which is something I also really liked. The rest of the book is about what Allyson takes away from that experience—for better and worse. It’s about her personal growth. I’ve never been to Paris and I haven’t read a lot of travel-related books. It was interesting to jump on board of Allyson’s international adventure. I kind of wish I knew a little bit more about Paris, though. I think I would have connected better with Allyson’s physical journey if I had. (One day I’ll make it to Paris.) Forman is such a great writer. She writes such realistic and interesting teenagers. I love her writing style. Although my favorite book of hers is still If I Stay, this is an enjoyable and cute read too. I’m interested to figure out Willem’s journey during that year, so I’ll have to check out the companion novel called Just One Year. I really liked If I Stay’s companion novel Where She Went, so I have high hopes for this companion novel too!show more
by Ryann Dannelly
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