Just One Day- Gayle Forman ++
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.
I have only read three books from Gayle Forman so far but she has catapulted herself into my top authors list. The characters she creates are people that you see walking down the street, or sitting next to you in class. They are unique and relatable.
The first half of this book depicts Allyson (Lulu) and Willem’s adventurous day in Paris. The romance between Lulu and Willem draws you in and completely convinces you. Even though it only depicts one day, you can feel the sparks flying between them as their connection keeps building.
I originally wished that this one day took up a bigger part of the book. I put down the book for a few months as I sort of lost interest in it but I am glad I picked it back up. I felt all the emotions Allyson was going through and felt as if I was in her mind feeling them too.
As soon as I put this book down I went online and ordered the sequel right away.
If you liked The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, you will love this book.