Just One Day

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A captivating, heart-breaking love story from the bestselling author of If I Stay.

 
Just One Day, Gayle Forman

When sheltered American good girl Allyson 'LuLu' Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there's an undeniable spark. After Just One Day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up after a whirlwind day in Paris to discover that Willem has left. Over the next year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to terms with the narrow confines of her life, and through Shakespeare, travel, and a quest for her almost-true-love, to break free of those confines.

Just One Day is the first in a sweepingly romantic duet of novels. Willem's story—Just One Year—will be published in September 2013.

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  • Paperback
    $16.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9781849415668
    Published: 16/01/2013
    Imprint: Definitions (Young Adult)
    Extent: 384 pages
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"Romantics will get swept up in the story, which has it all: true love, Paris, Shakespeare, and yes, the notion that 'anything can happen in just one day'." - Booklist

"A sweepingly romantic new love story from the If I Stay author" - The Bookseller

"Offering mystery, drama, and an evocative portrait of unrequited love, this open-ended novel will leave fans eagerly anticipating the companion story" - Publishers Weekly

"Just One Day is a character rich exploration of that time in life when you need to re-examine who you are. It’s about clarity, and love, and heartbreak, and angst. It’s the reason I love reading Gayle Forman’s world." - Victoria State Library Blog

"Sweepingly romantic, this book is a living, breathing memory of the whirlwind of emotions that go hand in hand with falling in love." - Sugarscape

"Offering mystery, drama, and an evocative portrait of unrequited love, this open-ended novel will leave fans eagerly anticipating the companion story" - Publishers Weekly

"Just One Day is a character rich exploration of that time in life when you need to re-examine who you are. It’s about clarity, and love, and heartbreak, and angst. It’s the reason I love reading Gayle Forman’s world." - Victoria State Library Blog

"Sweepingly romantic, this book is a living, breathing memory of the whirlwind of emotions that go hand in hand with falling in love." - Linds Foley, Sugarscape

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Gayle Forman

Gayle Forman

GAYLE FORMAN is an award-winning author and journalist whose articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Seventeen, Cosmopolitan and Elle in the US. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

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