Sunday, February 16, 2014

From the Shelf: Just One Year

Title: Just One Year
Author: Gayle Forman
Genre: Young Adult, Romance
Date read: Jan 12-18, 2014
Dawn Rates:  (4.5/5)

Summary (cr: goodreads)

Just One Day. Just One Year. Just One Read.

Before you find out how their story ends, remember how it began....

When he opens his eyes, Willem doesn’t know where in the world he is—Prague or Dubrovnik or back in Amsterdam. All he knows is that he is once again alone, and that he needs to find a girl named Lulu. They shared one magical day in Paris, and something about that day—that girl—makes Willem wonder if they aren’t fated to be together. He travels all over the world, from Mexico to India, hoping to reconnect with her. But as months go by and Lulu remains elusive, Willem starts to question if the hand of fate is as strong as he’d thought. . . .

The romantic, emotional companion to Just One Day, this is a story of the choices we make and the accidents that happen—and the happiness we can find when the two intersect.

 My Review: (also in goodreads)

This isn't what I expected to be my first full read of 2014. But I'm glad it was. After that frustrating cliffhanger on Just One Day I immediately dove into reading the sequel. And this is Wilhem's side of the story. Before I wring his neck on what he did to Allyson/Lulu, I guess we have to give him the benefit of the doubt. This is his story. A story set on the time skip before he meets her again. His journey on self-discovery, forgiveness and knowing clearly what he wants. I think this was for me the best ending of his journey onward to the beginning of their story together but at the same time such a huge cliffhanger. I especially loved how the author mentioned Adam Wilde from the 'If I Stay' series...a small cameo.

Oh, by the I was writing this review, I'm waiting for my turn to get my books signed. Gayle Forman in Manila. Yay!

Till the next read...

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