Friday, 1 May 2015

Just One Day-A Book Review||❤

Just One Day
By Gayle Forman
Publication Date: August 20th 2013
Rating: 4 stars
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
Gayle Forman' s books never fail to impress me. Not only are they emotionally driven but at the same time they are beautifully written and the message each book gives out is just amazing. I loved how this book felt like more than a day and it felt like I had known Allyson my whole life, I can't even put to words how much I loved this book. Forman is truly a brilliant writer.

Allyson has always followed the rules. she has always kept her grades, she is going to college and is preparing for her pre-med, she is on a teen tour around Europe and she does anything to impress her parents. Allyson has never stepped a toe out of line and has always done what she has been told. Even though the is at the legal age to drink alcohol in London, she refuses. When she is told to write postcards to her family, she posts them. But when she is a mysterious looking blonde guy tells her to go and watch the play which is going on outdoors, she does what she's not meant to do. She goes and after only briefly talking to him she finds herself on a train to Paris. Once she steps on that train, little does she know, this is going to be the trip of her lifetime but how is she meant to experience the beauty of it in just one day?

I didn't really expect for Gayle Forman to write an excellent 3rd book. Usually with authors the first book they write is beyond this world, the second book makes you pull a face and the third has you pulling your hair out but that wasn't the case with this book. I was smiling to myself foolishly reading this book, urging Willem and Allyson to explore Paris and looking for more pages at the end of the book because I didn't want it to finish at all. I feel like Gayle Forman knows how to pull at your heart a bit and make you sigh in adoration.

I don't really have much to say about the book because it is one of those books which you need to read to see how truly beautiful it is. It is almost like a personal story which can't be explained in  one review so I'm going to end it here. Overall, I think that this is a great contemporary read  if you want to pass some time.

Sorry for the disorientated review!

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  1. I didn't like this book as much as I thought I would, I found it to be kind of predictable, but it was very cute.

  2. I just finished this book too and really enjoyed it as well. I have enjoyed both Gayle books I read and am excited to read Just One Year. I almost started it right away but decided that I should take a little break in between the two!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  3. I have heard a lot of brilliant things about this author but I have yet to really try any of their books. Which makes me so pleased to know you could love this one and glad to see that him writing another brilliant book was pleasantly surprising to you.