Book Review: One Day

19.2.11

Image taken from Waterstones
Brace yourselves, I've been a slack blogger and there are a whole host of Book Reviews coming your way.

I finished this book a while ago and it was one of those reads that leave you stunned and wishing it could have gone on forever.  It tells the tale of two best friends who met at their grad ball and had a one night stand.  All chapters subsequently take place on that date over the next 20 years and give updates of the Emma and Dexter's lives.  A really unique idea that I absolutely loved.

Perhaps not so unique is the "will they or won't they?" theme that runs throughout.  The developments in the story do leave you guessing though; the outcome is not as straightforward as you would assume and there is a twist.

This has become one of my favourite rom-com books, and what surprised me more was the fact that it's written by a man.  Not that I'm implying men can't write romance, but I'm not generally drawn to books written by guys.  I like my chick lit written by, well...chicks.

Definitely one to read, it's being made into a film which I cannot wait to see.  The screenplay has been written by the David Nicholls again which should mean it stays true to the novel.  Very excited about that!

Has anyone else read this?

6 comments

  1. I read this book at the start of the year and loved it! So happy to discover that it's being made into a film :) x

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  2. Oh will put this on my "must read" list :)

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  3. @LilyLipstick - I was so excited too! Can't wait to see it x

    @Nic's Notebook - you must, such a touching story x

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  4. I LOVE this book, I loved everything about it, and I loved how it ended and how it makes you feel.
    Love love!
    Problem with the film is I heard Anne Hathaway is to play the lady, in my head she is nothing like what I thought the character to be, what are your thoughts?
    I hope the films good! nethertheless the book is incredible, i've told so many people to read it, not what I was expecting but so easy and brilliant to read! x

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