Book Talk: Just One Day by Gayle Forman
I should have never picked this one to read. I have realized that I have long outgrown this genre and yet I made this mistake. Don’t get me wrong. My younger self would have loved this book but my 30 something-year-old self just can’t.
It is a less than impressive book with a storyline that I don’t see as a realistic one even in the fiction world where anything can happen.
I was completely turned off by the protagonist’s mopey character.
'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.'
Well, the storyline is kind of interesting, but it didn’t pull in the story. It’s hard and unrealistic. I’m not saying it’s not possible, but it didn’t reflect well in this story. There is nothing that happens in that one day that’s strong enough to have that kind of an impression on anyone.
I don’t think I’ll be picking up the next one in this series.
My rating is 3 stars.
Other books by Gayle Forman.
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.