Review: One Day


◆ One Day by David Nicholls
◆ Read october 2011
◆ Dutch Edition
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❝ Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows? Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY. 
My god, this book. I could go on and on about how I love it so much. I stumbled upon this book while I was sorting out books in the library and noticed that I had seen it alot of times before, concluding that it must be really popular to be borrowed from the library so much. It got my attention and that very day the book travelled home with me, only to be forgotten about completely and be brought back to the library because I simply didn't have enough time. I had already read a few pages but my lack of time made it impossible for me to continue reading, let alone finish it. Thinking back now that I almost didn't read it back then makes me seriously question myself because I almost missed out on something amazing.

However, I borrowed the book again a few months later, and have not regretted it. Nicholls has an extraordinary way of writing that drags you into the book and you get a front row view on everything the characters go through. There's this wonderful feeling on involvement, and isn't that exactly what good books are made of? Some parts of the story are tragic, but realistic nonetheless. Heartbreaking scenes are interspersed by the comic relief that witty, funny scenes offer. 

This novel has made it to my list of all time favorite books, and I recommend it to everyone. It is romantic, inspiring, but most of all it makes you realize what is really important in life. 

5 stars because:
✓ Contrasting characters with good character development
✓ Beautiful plot
✓ Variation in events, point of view and tone. 

 

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