Just One Day by Gayle FormanJust One Day by Gayle Forman

Just One Day

byGayle Forman

Hardcover | January 8, 2013

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From the New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay

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.
 The first in a sweepingly romantic duet of novels. Willem’s story—Just One Year—is coming soon!
Gayle Forman is an award-winning, internationally bestselling author and journalist. She is the author of Just One Day and Just One Year, and the companion e-novella Just One Night, as well as the New York Times bestsellers If I Stay and Where She Went. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughters.
Title:Just One DayFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:384 pages, 8.6 × 5.9 × 1.25 inShipping dimensions:8.6 × 5.9 × 1.25 inPublished:January 8, 2013Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0525425918

ISBN - 13:9780525425915


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worth the read Overall its a good book and worth the read. Its an easy read
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not for me I really wanted to love this book, but to me it was overhyped. I didn't like the protagonist and I thought she made some dumb decisions. I also found it hard to pick up because once you pass about halfway it gets pretty slow. I don't regret reading this book, but I didn't enjoy it all that much.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book This book was so good, I loved it. Gayle has a way of putting the reader into the story. I can only hope for an adventure like this someday.
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it Not as good as If I Stay but so so good!
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm a fan see the thing with Gayle Forman is, she has a way of making characters unique and I loved the characters in this book (flaws and all)
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Meh It took me two years to read this book. I came back to it again and again because I couldn't get past whatever part I was reading. Eventually had to make it a bathroom read to force myself to read it. Incredibly underwhelming, nothing special. Read the preview for the next one and it's the same thing just from the guys perspective? Lame. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! This is my all time FAVORITE book! Its so relatable to me and I fell in love with Willem and the rest of the characters! I would recommend this book to every YA and romance reader
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I don't usually gravitate towards contemporaries, but my friend gave me this one and I had to at least try it. I was not disappointed in the least - I could hardly put it down! Such a fantastic story.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book I'm so happy i came across this book, very very recommended
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautifully Written I loved this book. The plot and characters were very relatable
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read, but... I have to say, that while reading this book, I thought it was awesome. I loved Allyson's growth as a character, and got to see her bust her box wide open and learn who she really is. BUT... Be forewarned. This book ends on a cliffhanger, something I think only amateur writers do - a trick so that you'll buy the next book, and it's a cheap trick at that, as the sequel is the EXACT SAME STORY but from another character's perspective. AGAIN - very amateur there. Someone needs to tell this woman that she's not writing a Bella & Edward fan fiction and raise her standards a little bit. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved It! I love YA contemporaries and this one definitely made it to my favourites. It was a great romance/ coming of age store that made you fall in love with the characters and their story.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good! I found the concept very interesting and intriguing. This book kept me reading and continuously wondering what was going to happen. Very quick and easy read, would certainly recommend it!
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not what I expected Loved this book, it is a must read. I was expecting a love story but it focus more on self discovery becoming the best version of you.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful What a read! It was super encouraging and it is just such beautiful story. The character development of Allyson was just so amazing. Love it. Though I really wish that there could have been more. So good. Will definitely read the sequel.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A coming of age tale less of a love story and more about finding yourself
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT I could read this book over and over and never get fed up!
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I absolutely loved this book! It had me so emotional and after I read it I wanted to immediately reread it
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just One Day I normally don't read romance, but I'd picked this book up and it looked interesting, so I read it. And I fell in love. It's not traditional, which is part of the reason I love it! There's adventure and self discovery and the story is more about Allyson discovering herself than seeking Willem.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from what a great book! the love and romance just one day was amazing! i mean this is the first book i've read that talks about shakespeare i mean it was truly amazing just the romance details was amazing i mean i think i totally fell in love with this book i always go on and on when i talk to my friends and bring up books it was a great read and i hope they decide to make a movie because it was truly amazing!!!
Date published: 2014-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW This is amazing book to read if you love kinda love story but a different like love story. It's a light story and you can learnd different language like french etc. You can easily see you as a teen with the principal character .
Date published: 2013-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gayle Forman has done it again! I will be honest. It took me a little while to start this book simply because I was afraid. I was afraid this book would have me in a ball of tears. I was afraid that I had hyped it up too much in my head and it wouldn't live up to Where She Went. I was afraid that this book would carve a little hole in my heart and ache for years to come. And you know what? I did cry. It did live up to the hype. And it has left a stain on my heart I doubt will ever let go. And it was, without a doubt, more beautiful and impacting than I could have asked for. You have to understand, this book is what I've always wanted to do. This is book is what I did do in a sense, when I traveled to Ireland back in October. To get away from the world, to redefine yourself, to live the life you choose. I connected completely with Allyson because I was exactly like she was. And just like Allyson, I went traveling and it opened up a door in my heart I didn't know I had shut. It is an honest to goodness beautiful experience, and reading about Allyson reminded me just how important my own trip was to me. I love to witness growth in a character and Allyson transformed before my eyes. She was a beautiful, dynamic young girl who pushed herself beyond the limits people had set for her. From her adventure in Paris, to learning to live life for herself, Allyson amazed me. And then there was Willem. Gorgeous, poetic, Willem. He was the kind of guy to change your world. And he definitely did that with Allyson. The banter and chemistry between the two of them had my heart on a string. I loved reading about them evolving together and almost daring each other to break out of their molds. Another of the things I really enjoyed about Just One Day was all the little bits of Shakespeare. I'm such an English geek so Willem preforming Twelfth Night had me swooning like nothing else. Setting the novel in Paris was perfect. Paris is a city rich with history, coated in romantic ideals, and filled with possibility. It's a place anyone could reinvent themselves, and a place riddled with opportunity. Gayle Forman effortless described this gorgeous city and transported me to it. Once I finished, I felt like hopping on a plane straight for Paris so I could experience the wonder myself. I have never been there before, but Forman's writing made me feel like I left a part of my heart there. Which brings me to my next (and most abstract) thought. There's something more here. Something big hidden within the pages of the story. Behind the ink and paper, tucked neatly inside this book is hope. The hope that you can change your life and you can do the things you've always dreamed of. This precious hope burrows into your heart, and makes Just One Day an unforgettable book. When I finally flipped that last page I burst into tears. Then I started laughing and smiling so wide my cheeks hurt. This book broke my heart then sewed it right back together. Gayle Forman destroyed any doubts I had about this new book. It was more than I could have imagined and I loved it with abandon. This book will enchant you. This book will blow you away. And this book will make you believe beautiful things can happen in just one day. - Ciara (Lost at Midnight)
Date published: 2013-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!! This book is a real ride. I could almost picture the places in the pages. Can't wait for Just One Year!!!
Date published: 2013-01-14

Read from the Book

     He doesn't show up until act two. He's playing Sebastian, Viola's twin brother, thought dead. Which makes a certain sense, because by the time he does arrive, I am beginning to think he never really existed, that I've merely conjured him.     As he races through the green, chased after by the ever-loyal Antonio, we chase after him. After a while, I work up my nerve. "Let's get closer," I say to Melanie. She grabs my hand, and we get to the front of the crowd right at the part where Olivia's clown comes for Sebastian and they argue before Sebastian sends him away. Right before he does, he seems to catch my eye for half a second.     As the hot day softens into twilight and I'm sucked deeper into the illusory world of Illyria, I ffeel like I've entered some weird otherworldly space, where anything can happen, where identities can be swapped like shoes.

Editorial Reviews

“[Forman’s] very good on travel’s expansive effects, the fluidity of teenage identity and the yearning for reinvention, how fleeting encounters can transform us.” — New York Times Book Review* “Offering mystery, drama, and an evocative portrait of unrequited love, this open-ended novel will leave fans eagerly anticipating the companion story.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review"Reading like a teen version of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, this tale of romance and mystery engages readers and will cause them to examine their definitions of love and self-identity." — SLJ, starred review"Romantics will get swept up in the story, which has it all: true love, Paris, Shakespeare, and yes, hte notion that 'anything can happen in just one day.'" — Booklist"As [Allyson] blossoms a. . . the novel becomes absorbing, and readers will find themselves rooting for Allyson’s more autonomous and interesting self." — Kirkus Reviews