Wednesday, 13 April 2011

One Day by David Nicholls

You may have seen this book in the bestsellers section of the bookshop recently and deservedly so!

Synopsis: You can live your whole life not realizing that what you’re looking for is right in front of you. 15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet 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?

Where to start with this one…? I was totally gripped by this book. This is a story that manages to wrap its arms around you and hug you close after the first few pages. The story flows effortlessly; it easy to get into but very hard to put down.

 One Day follows the lives of Emma and Dexter. It covers the same day every year over a twenty year period. It is a tale of love, life and friendship and is a truly funny and heartwarming read.  The characters are well drawn; flawed and complex and at the same time easy to relate to. Emma is witty and idealistic, while Dexter is vain and self centered (but don’t let that put you off). Dex and Em are two people who stay with you long after you finish reading. One piece of advice: Don’t skip to the end to ‘quickly’ see what happens. I urge you to read it as it comes.

One of the most moving novels I have ever read. It affected me more than any other book and it stayed with me for days.  This is a book that will never see the inside of a charity shop. 5/5

Describe it in two words? Gripping and Bitter-Sweet

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