Just One Day (Just One Day #1)
written by Gayle Forman
published by Speak, 2013
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Did I enjoy this book: I really did enjoy this read. It was sweet, romantic, crazy, heartbreaking, breathtaking . . . you get my point. And I think I read it in about one day.
I flew through this book. I loved every page. I couldn’t imagine going to Europe on my own at Allyson’s age. And her one impulsive move lead to something that would forever change her. Forever shape her life. But can one day really do that? It was interesting to read how that one day changed Allyson and how it made her reevaluate her past choices and future decisions. Her journey . . . changing her mind, pining for a lost love, losing a close friend . . . was real. I’m sure many of us have experienced quite a few of the issues and decisions and consequences that Allyson experiences in Just One Day. I can say that the end left me with a dropped jaw. The whole book left me happy to have read it. Now, I must read the next book, Just One Year. I can’t wait to read about Willem’s year.
Would I recommend it: Yes, it was a fabulous read.
About the book – from Goodreads: 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!