Just One Day

Just One Day 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 ju

  • Title: Just One Day
  • Author: Gayle Forman
  • ISBN: 9780525425915
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 thWhen 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.

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    • Zoë says:

      THIS WAS SO GOOD! I read this while traveling which was the BEST idea. I love how we got to experience so many different countries and meet so many different people without the story getting confusing. Allyson grew so much as a character and ahhhh I just loved it! Now I definitely have to go out and get Just One Year and read it ASAP.

    • Ariel says:

      January, 2016: "My first read of the year is always a reread and this year I've chosen to reread this book which I loved my first time round! I want to go back into the love of travel and growth of the main character! Hope I love it as much this time!" I tried to read this but had to stop. I wasn't enjoying it and it was tearing up a loved memory for me. Here's a video about the idea of reading books at the perfect time: t/1k7Ox6fSRFOctober, 2013:Just One Day blew my mind. It took me all over th [...]

    • Keertana says:

      Rating: 4.5 StarsNearly a decade ago, someone once told me that books are like memories; within their pages, they store your emotions and thoughts, a document of sorts of your experience. I still don’t know how true that statement is, but I dearly hope it is – at least when it comes to Just One Day. Nothing better than this book itself can summon up the whirlwind of emotion I felt when I read it. Although I cracked open its spine with trepidation – there are, after all, a plethora of mixed [...]

    • Tatiana says:

      As seen on The ReadventurerJust One Day is a story of self-discovery sandwiched between the romance-heavy beginning and end, two stories in one if you will. High school graduate Allyson meets an amateur Dutch actor Willem during her post-HS culture tour of Europe and with a spontaneity unnatural to her throws away all her caution and embarks on a day trip to Paris with him. They spend a day (and night) together, and then it's over, abruptly. Allyson goes back home then, starts college and succum [...]

    • Emily May says:

      "Ain't such a line between faking and being."My heart is saying yes but my head is saying absolutely not. So I guess it's only fair that I appease the two of them and rate exactly down the middle. To be honest, I have come to expect more from Ms Forman's characters. I found it extremely difficult to care about either Allyson or Willem, especially the latter. While I came to appreciate Allyson's story more in the second half and had my heart singing along to the sad tunes of heartbreak, I never c [...]

    • Wendy Darling says:

      4.5 stars I don't know how this author consistently writes such beautifully crafted stories of personal growth, but the level of emotional maturity in this one just astounds me. But sheesh, what a place to stop the story! Can't wait for the next book this fall.

    • emma says:

      I THINK THIS IS THE BEST CONTEMPORARY OF ALL TIME AND IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ME EVEN SLIGHTLY I MIGHT CRY A LITTLE BIT AND IT WILL BE SO, SO UNCOMFORTABLE FOR US BOTH SO YOU SHOULD PROBABLY JUST AGREE.emmareadstoomuch.wordpressI genuinely love this book. I have for four years now, but like. A lot has changed in that time. Perhaps most significantly, I had braces four years ago. That doesn't have anything to do with why my feelings on this book would have changed, but I believe it had the most sign [...]

    • LolaReviewer says:

      Leaving everything behind to follow a complete, but oh so handsome and charming, stranger?As Claire Dunphy, from Modern Family, would say, ‘‘That’s how girls end up dead’’.No, no, no, no, no. This is not okay.The possible truth is that I should not have given this book a chance, but how was I supposed to know that Willem would not stir my heart?I’m against anything resembling what Allyson is doing, because I don’t believe it’s alright for someone to trust a complete stranger so c [...]

    • Laura says:

      “But I’m also starting to wonder something else. If maybe the point of this crazy quest I’m on wasn’t to help me find Willem. Maybe it was to help me find someone else entirely.”Blurb: 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 [...]

    • Thomas says:

      Are you looking for a whimsical romance filled with love songs and fiery kisses? Are you searching for a story with constant adventure, brimming with beauty and overflowing with passion?If so, stop. Just One Day is not one of those books. It is not shallow. It is not like Anna and the French Kiss. It is beautiful, but in a bittersweet, lyrical, and oftentimes melancholy way. This is a book for people who have ever felt lost, for those who know what it feels like to be unsure of who they are, or [...]

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    • Sarah says:

      "Why are you making a bucket list then?""Because if you wait until you're really dying, it's too late."I really liked this book! Which is quite shocking considering that I really didn’t like ‘If I Stay’/’Where She Went’.Allyson made some bad decisions in this book, and as a parent you would want to ground her for life. Jumping on a train to Paris with a man she’d only just met? Leaving her suitcase with someone she doesn’t know (who could plant a bomb in it)? Not telling anyone whe [...]

    • Siena Mirabella says:

      I enjoyed this book! Definitely not what I expected but I'm pleasantly surprised. I really did enjoy the story line and progression. The character development was amazing. Although, I found myself skimming a bit during the middle due to the fact that I felt that some parts just dragged on. However, the last several chapters were fantastic which made up for it!

    • Hailey (HaileyinBookland) says:

      4.5*I really, really loved this, much more than I had anticipated. I didn't enjoy If I Stay as much as everyone else seems to and I read The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and didn't really enjoy it and this book is pretty similar, but it wasn't just a love story, it had so much more depth to it. I loved the pivotal role Shakespeare played in the story and how his plays all tied into the identity struggle Allyson was having. The love story was also insta love but not annoyingly s [...]

    • ♥Rachel♥ says:

      After reading and loving If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman, I was thrilled to hear Ms. Forman was working on a new novel, Just One Day. Just One Day was a bittersweet story that entranced me, took hold of my heart, and gave it a great big squeeze! My heart still aches. Allyson is almost to the end of her graduation present, a three week trip touring Europe. She’s spent the time speed traveling through Europe, and is now in London on the last leg of the trip. On a whim and an acciden [...]

    • Steph Sinclair says:

      I'm really starting to think I need to spend more time in the Contemporary genre. While I'm there I might as well finally read If I Stay and Where She Went. Yes, I can't believe I haven't read them yet either. No, I'm not sure what my malfunction is. But what I am sure of is how happy I am to have finally read a Gayle Forman novel. Just One Day came complete with a charming cast of characters, Parisian backdrop and such a relatable coming of age story.Right from the start I knew I would love thi [...]

    • KAS says:

      Exceptional author and loved this duet!

    • Hira says:

      MY DAY WAS JUST MADE: If the book's coming out in 2013, then the world will obviously not end in 2012, pff.

    • Christine Riccio says:

      Really enjoyed this book!Read it in JUST ONE DAY, here's my full detailed review: youtu/mbnVejUX0Bc =)

    • Ari says:

      My reaction upon finishing this book: Son of aThe book started off great at first, it was easy to get into. And then I got bored and wanted to "solve the mystery" of what went wrong, plus I was tired of the main character being so annoyingly mopey so I started speed reading. And then skimming. And then finally I had jumped to the end And it was over. No real answers to any of the questions. Just a blatant, "buy the sequel to have any sort of resolution to this book". Which I think is pretty lame [...]

    • Jasprit says:

      Post reading thoughts: Oh gosh this book just took my heart and stomped all over it. I need Just One Year now! Full review to come once I've got all my feelings in check.Please excuse my meagre attempt at gathering my chaotic thoughts and trying to write a coherent review, but Just One Day just evoked so many different emotions within me. So many books come around that leave just a deep lasting impression and without a doubt Just One Day is one of those books.Allyson was meant to be on trip of h [...]

    • Bonnie says:

      My rating: 3 of 5 starsA copy of Just One Day was provided to me by Dutton/Penguin Group (USA) for review purposes.'We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day.'Admittedly, I do believe I started this when I was in the completely wrong sort of mood. I totally killed this story for myself in the beginning and could not get into it. I was mentally flashing to scenes from 'Taken' and kept waiting for he [...]

    • Arlene says:

      Rating Clarification: 3.5 Stars“We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day.” This is a quote from an uncorrected proof.Just One Day by Gayle Forman is what I would consider a worthy start to what I truly believe will have an epic continuation. This book delivered in all the ways Forman knows how, which is a great premise, a likable cast and a primer for a promising part two. I think the early re [...]

    • Blythe says:

      Actual Rating: 4.5 starsQuite a few months ago, in my early reviewing days, when I was just a new face in the world of reviewing and book blogging, I read a book called Die for Me. Although it had an interesting and original premise (which, ultimately, was revealed to be poorly executed), a pretty cover, and some mixed to positive reviews from friends of mine, the main reason I really wanted to read Die for Me was because it took place in Paris, and I'd hoped that the author would take advantage [...]

    • Fenia says:

      This book iseraputic. Its a journey. and you come out of it like a different person. Like Allyson. Gayle Forman writes differently in each of her books which is quite magnificent!!! Her characters are all unique but you can relate to them so easily!! Just One Day is NOT about just one day. Its about what happens after that one day. I love love love it!!! The ending leaves you a bit in a 'what just happened?' but at the same time you don't really need to know. because everything will work out now [...]

    • Amy (Foxy) says:

      ***2.5 well written stars***JUST ONE DAY is the first book for me by this author. I have a lot of friends who love If I Stay so I thought I would give her new series a try. Reading this story I realized something about myself - I like my characters to be together. The characters were separated at 35% and didn't reunite until (view spoiler)[ the very last page and it was a cliffhanger ending. (hide spoiler)] For my taste that was too long and boring for it to be told in one POV and not know what [...]

    • Maria Espadinha says:

      Um Dia é quanto bastaAo fechar este livro, veio-me à memória uma frase esquecida:Este é o primeiro dia do resto da Tua VidaPor vezesum dia é quanto basta para nos perdermos e encontrarmos!

    • Dija says:

      3.7/5 stars[image error]Being a huge fan of Forman's, I was absolutely ecstatic when I heard she'd be writing another 2-book story centered around a couple and told from both their POVs. I'm happy (and more than a little relieved, considering my track record so far this year) to report that Just One Day lives up to the hype, and while I had a few minor problems with the story, I still ended up immensely enjoying it.I wasn't too impressed with Allyson at the beginning, and with "Lulu" even less. [...]

    • May says:

      Sólo un día es la primera parte de la bilogía que lleva el mismo nombre de Gayle Forman. Forman es una de mis autoras favoritas y lo cierto es que empecé esta novela con altas expectativas y esperando que no me decepcionara. Pero admito que no ha cumplido mis expectativas. Aún así me ha gustado bastante y la he disfrutado.Es cierto que Sólo un día no ha cumplido mis expectativas. Sobre todo porque la novela vende algo diferente a lo que contiene y esperaba otro tipo de historia. Además [...]

    • Carrie says:

      Allyson Healey has always been the good girl and rule follower. She's been on a tour of Europe with a her school group which ended up missing their stop in Paris. When Allyson meets a sexy Dutch actor, Willem De Ruiter, after seeing him perform in England she is immediately intrigued by him, especially when he offers to take her to Paris for the day. Now sneaking off with a stranger is something Allyson would have never thought of doing but she wants to be a bit more daring in her life. Leaving [...]

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