Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Just One Day

Author:  Gayle Forman

Series:  Just One Day, Book 1
Year:  2013
Publisher:  Speak
Pages:  369

Goodreads Summary:
A breathtaking journey toward self-discovery and true love, from the author of If I Stay

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 coming soon!

In my opinion, this isn't so much a story of romance as it is a story of growth and self-discovery. I have to admit that I got annoyed with Allyson's depths of depression from her one day in Paris but once she started recovering and finding herself, I found myself liking Allyson a lot. I loved watching Allyson grow and take control of her life and find herself. The idea of traveling around Europe (even penniless) appeals to me so much. I would love to take just a summer and do that. What I didn't like was that ending! I need the next book now!


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