Title: One Day
Author: David Nicholls
Genre/Themes: Drama, Time jumps, Romance, Emotional Drama, Bittersweet
Blurb from Goodreads
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?
This is one of those books that I just could not put down. It was such a page turner and I completely lost myself in the story of Emma and Dexter.
It was nigh on perfect, and both broke my heart and made it soar in all the right ways. The storytelling was utterly gripping and the characters completely compelling.
I loved the narrative device of just focusing on the events of one day each year as it really helped to drive the plot forward in a pleasing fashion.
If you are in the mood for a modern love story with a little more grit than most then I highly recommend this.
BTW. The film adaptation isn’t a patch on the book. It leaves out much too much and I would only recommend watching it after you read the book.
But Jim Sturgess is such a cutie!