Book Review : One Day By David Nicholls

“‘I can imagine you at forty,’ she said, a hint of malice in her voice. ‘I can picture it right now.’

He smiled without opening his eyes. ‘Go on then.’

15th July 1988. 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” (blurb taken from Amazon”

I’m aware that I’m about five years too late reading this book (still not seen the film!) I picked it up at a book swap and never got around to reading it until last week. At first I found it really hard to get into, and slightly confusing in the way it was written, however once I got past that it was amazing! In terms of the plot it was fairly simple, two people not realising the way they feel etc, but Nicholls has written it amazingly well. It’s quite gritty and near to the bone at times, but what I loved about this book is how flawed and interesting the characters are, and how they aren’t just good looking people who have a happy ending and are perfect all the time. It’s one of those books that makes you really frustrated, and you want them to just get together already, but at the same time I’m glad it wasn’t as predictable as that.

I can’t really say too much without spoiling the plot, but if you’re into books with a twist, you’ll like this.

Have you ever read this book? What did you think?


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