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One Day (Vintage Contemporaries)


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ISBN13: 9780307474711
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catfish, July 11, 2011 (view all comments by catfish)
Read this book before the movie comes out! They are bound to ruin it-- it is a funny, sweet, charming, smart story of 2 friends and their near misses as romantic partners. Part Nick Hornby, part Harry Met Sally, it traces the friendship of two college classmates and the ups and downs of their lives, separately and together. A hard book to put down and hard to forget.
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childoftheblood, January 28, 2011 (view all comments by childoftheblood)
One Day is a book I didn't expect to enjoy as much as I did. The story showcases the lives of two people on the same day every passing year and the their subsequent ups and downs as they grow. Not only are the characters believable but their flaws are endearing, to the point where I cared to find out what happened to them. By the time it reaches the end I was completely hooked and sad to leave the story behind.
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cmdoduck, January 21, 2011 (view all comments by cmdoduck)
There were many things I enjoyed about this book. For example I loved how the author took the date of these two people meeting, July 15, 1988, and for the next 19 years we see a glimpse of them during each year on that date. You find out what Dexter is doing and then also what Emma is doing. Sometimes they are friends, sometimes they are not, sometimes they are more than friends. As you explore each new chapter you never know where they will be in the next one. I felt myself wanting to read faster but at the same time to want to take it slowly and enjoy the book.

The only thing I didn't enjoy about the book was the bittersweet ending, it came too fast and was unexpected, but then again not every ending is going to be all cake and ice cream. This story definitely made me happy and sad, I laughed and got even angry at the characters for some of it. I would definitely recommend this book, it was a great read.
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JDB, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by JDB)
Excepting the professions of the Em and Dex, this book takes two very normal people, and shows how an amazing friendship can stand the test of time and mistakes. No matter how many "wrong" choices Dex and Em make, they are there for each other through all of it, leading to the ending you expect - and the one you don't. I haven't had a book make me bawl like a kid in eons, and I'm so glad to find one that touched me as much as One Day did.
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Shenaniganizer, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Shenaniganizer)
A most excellent and engaging book about how love can withstand the test of time, distance, and other people. I thoroughly enjoyed the book right up to its bittersweet ending.
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Nicholls, David
Vintage Books USA
Forman, Gayle
Romance - General
General Fiction
Love stories
Literature-A to Z
Love & Romance
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Vintage Contemporaries Original
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Grade Level:
from 9
8 x 5.19 x .97 in .715 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 384 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780307474711 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[An] instant classic....One of the most hilarious and emotionally riveting love stories you'll ever encounter."
"Review" by , "Big, absorbing, smart, fantastically readable."
"Review" by , "[Nicholls] has a gift for zeitgeist description and emotional empathy that's wholly his own.... [A] light but surprisingly deep romance so thoroughly satisfying."
"Review" by , "Nicholls offers sharp dialogue and wry insight that sounds like Nick Hornby at his best."
"Review" by , "Fluid, expertly paced, highly observed, and at times, both funny and moving."
"Review" by , "Those of us susceptible to nostalgic reveries of youthful heartache and self-invention (which is to say, all of us) longed to get our hands on Nicholls's new novel....And if you do, you may want to take care where you lay this book down. You may not be the only one who wants in on the answers."
"Review" by , "Who doesn't relish a love story with the right amount of heart-melting romance, disappointment, regret, and huge doses of disenchantment about growing up and growing old between quarreling meant-to-be lovers?"
"Review" by , "A great, funny, and heart-breaking read."
"Review" by , "Funny, sweet and completely engrossing....The friendship at the heart of this novel is best expressed within the pitch-perfect dialogue/banter between the two."
"Review" by , "A wonderful, wonderful book: wise, funny, perceptive, compassionate and often unbearably sad...the best British social novel since Jonathan Coe's What a Carve Up!...Nicholls's witty prose has a transparency that brings Nick Hornby to mind: it melts as you read it so that you don't notice all the hard work that it's doing."
"Review" by , "Just as Nicholls has made full use of his central concept, so he has drawn on all his comic and literary gifts to produce a novel that is not only roaringly funny but also memorable, moving and, in its own unassuming, unpretentious way, rather profound."
"Synopsis" by , This international bestseller that follows an unlikely couple for one decade — on the same day each year — is soon to be a major motion picture from Focus Features/ Random House Films.
"Synopsis" by ,
After spending an amazing day and night together in Paris, Just One Year is Willem's story, picking up where Just One Day ended. His story of their year of quiet longing and near misses is a perfect counterpoint to Allyson's own as Willem undergoes a transformative journey, questioning his path, finding love, and ultimately, redefining himself.
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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, theres 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. Willems story—Just One Year—is coming soon!

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