Review: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

As I was leaving my school’s library and after I got Climbing the Stairs, I was told that new books were bought and put out so my instinct was to go check it out. My intention for that day was to go home with only one book, but couldn’t resist borrowing Just One Day because it was by one of my favorite authors. Gayle Forman wrote about one of my passions in her first series, If I Stay, and she started a second series involving  another one of my passions, traveling.

Cover: Interesting

Rating: PG

Thumbs Up: 4.5

Overall: Awesome

Characters: Great

Plot: Fun and adventurous

Page Turner: Yes

Series Cont: Yes

Recommend: Yes

Book Boyfriend: Willem

My Review for Just One Day:

I will give Just One Day 4.5 stars. The start of this book is in Europe and in the 21st century. Allyson has just graduated high school and her mother and father give her a trip to Europe as a graduation gift along with an expensive watch. Allyson was always a good girl and never did things that weren’t allowed, but Allyson and her friend, Melanie, got bored from all the art galleries and museums. They decided to go see a Shakespearean play, and an actor from the play named Willem (He’s Dutch) bumps into Allyson (He calls her Lulu) on a train ride to England. Allyson’s last day in Europe is the following day so she decides to go to Paris with Willem for just one day. He teaches her that accidents can be good, and will happen throughout life. How did they spend their day together? The morning of her return home Allyson can’t find Willem and she believed she was ditched. She got home with the help of her tour guide/chaperon for the whole trip, and Allyson was torn with questions. Her grades slip. What does she do about her grades? So what happened with Willem? How will she be able to get her answers questions?

The watch, Shakespeare, and accidents are major symbols and represent important themes.

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March 19, 2013 · 12:26 pm

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