Monday, January 7, 2013
Just One Day
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!
Oh my gosh!! I had seen this book a lot, and it looked interesting. However, I did not think it would be a book that I would love. I was so wrong though! This book blew me away.
Allyson was very relatable, and I easily put myself into her shoes as I was reading. She had a hard time being spontaneous, but when she is- wow! Their adventure in Paris for a day was crazy!! I always want to visit a foreign country and not see the main tourist spots, but all the authentic local spots. I liked that about their trip to Paris. It was very authentic. Willem on the other hand was a little more mysterious. I found myself having all the same doubts and worries about him as Allyson did. He was hard to interpret, but in an intriguing way.
During Allyson's time back in America, I got a little bored with the book. I wanted to know what happened to Willem!! I definitely think the in between time was necessary for the story though, so I would not count that as a bad thing. It just made me read faster to get to the good stuff!
The second trip to Paris was just as crazy as the first, only in different ways. I could never see myself traveling all over another country completely alone. I would have been terrified, and very lost, but Allyson handled it really well. She went on such a long "hunt" that I was relieved when it ended, but was disappointed in the way the hunt ended. But then!?! The ending. Y'all the ending of the book was crazy! I am dying for the next book already!! So, so good! Read this now!
I received this book for free in return for an honest review.