“Let me start with, oh. my. gosh. So this book I was if-ee on reading but as I got into to it love it or more correctly it was an experience. I felt like I wa inside the book the whole time an when the ending came, I wanted to know why happened! Cannot wait to read Willem's side of the story and get to the good part of what happens with these two leadig characters! ”ArtistofDreaming wrote this review Friday, October 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
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Let me just say that this book is partly responsible for my newfound wanderlust, especially when it comes to my European adventures! Having absolutely fallen in love with Forman's If I Stay and Where She Went, this book was a must-read for me. While at times it felt like I was reading a book by a completely different author (because of the lack of such tragic material), I could still hear Forman's inspirational and moving voice throughout the novel. And, being an English major and Shakespeare fanatic, I loved the references to Shakespeare! This book is a great read for any first year college student, and I felt like I could really identify with the main character while she was adjusting to the college experience. Can the next book just come out already?!
Rating: 4 stars - I really liked it. Worth buying.”
“Favorite book of the summer. Reminder of how one day can change everything”Jean K wrote this review Saturday, August 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Definitely a high school book - NOT for middle school. The story involves college students and their "escapades".”Mrs. Newton wrote this review Wednesday, July 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“From the beginning to the end, I really, really enjoyed reading this book.
I thought that Gayle Forman did a great job of creating extremely realistic and relatable characters, each composed of flaws and strengths. In no point while reading this book was I angry at a particular character (which usually happens at least once), which I greatly appreciate.
I also really like the pacing of the book, and the plot as well. The book never had a boring moment!
Overall, this book was a lot of fun, and I think it'll be interesting to hear Willem's part of the year in the sequel!
Also, now I want to get lost in a European city too.
“Travel, romance, and self-discovery. Allyson meets Willem during a school trip to Europe, and leaves her group to spend one day in Paris with him. When she finds herself lost in the City of Lights, her heart broken, and her life turned upside down, she faces the harsh reality of love. But she can't let go, and finds herself searching for Willem across Europe one year later.”Marti Doktorchik wrote this review Monday, July 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One week later and I still can't stop thinking about this book. I loved it. Even with my hatred for epic cliffhangers and the having to wait six months for closure, I loved it. Don't read it till October though, and then you won't experience the ick of waiting for resolution. ”Kira S wrote this review Sunday, June 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“on kindle”Joni H wrote this review Friday, May 31, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“For those of you who read Gayle Forman’s If I Stay duology then you know how life-changing her books are. Just One Day is no different. This book alters my perspective on understanding life and it helps me to understand myself a little better.
I can easily relate to our main character, Allyson, for many reasons: being shy and afraid of doing something spontaneous being the two main ones. I would never have done what Allyson did but if in some reality, I did then the results might be similar to Allyson’s journey. I thought that the first part of the book was cheesy but I knew in the back of my mind that something big was going to happen that would change Allyson’s life. And man, it was brutal. Her hysterical reaction when she couldn’t find Willem was absolutely heart-breaking. If my parents were like Allyson’s parents, I would go crazy. I loved the fact that they did not resolve their strained relationship right away but slowly, step-by-step. Allyson’s journey to discover herself and who she really is was one hell of a journey. The people she met during that journey were all amazing and they all contributed to the overall story. Willem, the person who started it all, was a delicious enigma. My feelings for him are very confusing because I love and hate him at the same time. Through Forman’s writing, I was with Allyson every step of the way whether in Paris, London, Amsterdam or in Utrecht, Holland. I just love Gayle Forman’s writing.
This is not a very long review because I can’t find the right words to describe how this book affected me. I highly recommend this book to everyone and I cannot wait to read Just One Year (from Willem’s perspective!!!!)
“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.”Simone wrote this review Saturday, May 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No