From the New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay
Allyson Healey's life is exactly like her suitcase—packed, planned, ordered. Then on the last day of her three-week post-graduation European tour, she meets Willem. A free-spirited, roving actor, Willem is everything she’s not, and when he invites her to abandon her plans and come to Paris with him, Allyson says yes. This uncharacteristic decision leads to a day of risk and romance, liberation and intimacy: 24 hours that will transform Allyson’s life.
A book about love, heartbreak, travel, identity, and the “accidents” of fate, Just One Day shows us how sometimes in order to get found, you first have to get lost. . . and how often the people we are seeking are much closer than we know.
The first in a sweepingly romantic duet of novels. Willem’s story—Just One Year—is coming soon!
The love story in Forman's If I Stay and Where She Went was wrapped in the finality of death. This story about the romance between Allyson, a recent high school grad, and Willem, a handsome Dutch actor she meets during a whirlwind tour of Europe is built around uncertainty and a kind of loss that's more akin to an open wound. Upon meeting, the two take an impulsive trip to Paris, but Willem disappears and Allyson is left stranded. Back in the U.S., Allyson is unable to wipe Willem from her mind, and her carefully planned future takes unexpected turns. In a romance that never quite answers the question "Whatever happened to Willem?" Forman explores how travel can lead to surprises and a redefinition of self. In college, Allyson breaks away from her mother's expectations, realizes her passion for theater and language, and tries to gather clues about Willem's whereabouts. Offering mystery, drama, and an evocative portrait of unrequited love, this open-ended novel will leave fans eagerly anticipating the companion story written from Willem's perspective due in fall 2013. Ages 14 up.
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i mean, yeah sure
Nothing really remarkable except for the fact that it’s on book lists for high school reading assignments. I don’t want to disservice forman by giving a bad rating resulting from my own bad experience rather than her writing, so I’m giving it five stars.
Just one day
This book amazing😍👌🏼
OH. MY. GOSH!!! I absolutely loved this book. I just can't explain how much I loved this book. It just filled me with so much joy, I can't even explain it. When I found out that Willem left that note for her, and he was at the hospital and he said he would lose some one important, I could not stop smiling. I just absolutely loved this book. 5 out of 5 stars.