Book Review: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

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Book Info:

 January 8, 2013

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.

My Thoughts:

First, yeah…I realize that it has been a minute since my last post. Honestly, I’ve read a few things, but I didn’t feel like I had anything worth sharing about.

THIS BOOK THOUGH. I just adore Gayle Forman. I zoomed through the If I Stay books last year and also loved the movie, so I’m glad that I love her other stuff too it seems. I’d been wanting to read more since meeting her last May, but I hadn’t gotten around to it.

That said, I finally read Just One Day and was blown away. Yet again, Gayle provides a story that is just romantic enough to still be believable. I’m a sucker for a good romance. I can’t say much about this one without giving away too much, but I will say this—she KILLS me with her cliffhangers! With that in mind, readers will love Willem and Allyson and cheer them on.

I can’t wait to read Just One Year, Willem’s side of the story, and find out more about what he went through during their time apart.

-M

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