Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Review: Just One Day by Gayle Forman


Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Just One Day #1
Release Date: January 8th, 2013
Number of Pages: 368
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Source: Bought
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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! 
Wow. It’s been a while since the last time I read a book that left me really speechless. I have to say, Just One Day did just that. I find it hard to put words on the amazingness that is this novel, the beauty of the story. It took me only a few chapters to fall in love with the characters, but not in a swoony “that guy is totally hot” kind of way. I fell in love with the characters because their story, the truth behind who they were charmed me.

I found myself recognizing myself in some aspect of Allyson, but I also found myself understanding the differences, and this made it so easy to understand and believe the choice she makes. Maybe I’ll sound weird for saying this, but I did not feel like she was falling for Willem per say, but I say a young woman falling for the idea he represent, the freedom he has that she does not. I saw her wish for more than her little life back in the U.S., with her parents’ dream to live up to. That’s what made me like Allyson, and that’s what made me fall for her story.

I didn’t see Wilem as a bad boy, maybe because I had heard he was.  I found him to be a character that simply lived for today, no thinking about tomorrow, and I liked that. The world was his to take, and it was easy to see the skeletons hiding in the back of his mind, easy to know that there was much more we did not know about him. That’s what made me like him. What I saw in him was someone chasing the unknown.

Gayle Forman doesn’t fail to impress. Once again, she has charmed me from book, making me fall for the story and the characters, leaving me begging for more. The sequel comes out in less than a year, but it feels like torture to have to wait. As the ending leaves you needing to know, in a good way. This book will please fan of Gayle Forman, that is a given. If you still haven’t read any of her work, it is absolutely worth it. This is the kind of books that leaves speechless by the end of it.

About the Author
(from NetGalley)

Gayle Forman is an award-winning author and journalist whose articles have appeared in such publications as Jane, Seventeen, Glamour, Elle, and The New York Times Magazine, to name just a few. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.


4 comments:

  1. AH!! My pre-order is at my college address, and I can't wait to read all of it. I read the first ten chapters online, and I definitely agree with you on falling in love with the truth of the narrative that Gayle Forman has given us. Also, I too believe that she fell in love with the idea of Willem; I'm not sure any author can convince me of love within a day. I'm so excited to get my hands on this! Thanks for the review!

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