Just One Day

Author:  Gayle Forman               just one day
Publisher:  Speak

Genre: Young Adult
Source: Purchased



Goodreads:   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

Ope’s Opinion:  To me this book is a coming of age book.  It was a very slow start.  The one day seemed to go on and on for me.  I did get bored with it.  After Allyson went to college the book improved some, but never really swept me away.

I was a little tired of being sad in this book.  I like when a character has obstacles to overcome, but it feels good when you see them triumph.  There didn’t seem to be any success in this book.

I liked that Willem encouraged Allyson in the beginning to step out of her comfort zone and do something on the spare of the moment.  But he is self centered and doesn’t really take care of her like he should.  I do not understand what Allyson sees in him.

This book did not keep my attention enough for me to be interested in Just One Year.

Rating:  Three Chairs – I like the book enough to suggest it to a friend or two.
3 chairs

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