Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Just One Day (Just One Day #1) by 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.

I haven't read Gayle Forman before but I was excited to read this book.  The cover art for this book is beautiful.

The main character Allyson meets a Dutch actor Willem on her last day of travels. He asks her to go to Paris with her and she agrees.

The book was so slow at the beginning...at times I had to put this book down because I was getting bored. There is a lot of self pity and thoughts by Allyson which at times got to be annoying.

It gets better by the second half of the book but it leaves me wanting more. I guess I wanted a little more romance or building of the relationship between the two of them. This book makes me think it would be better as a movie for Lifetime or some teen channel. I am hoping that the second book which will Willem's point of view will be much better.

I will have to read the author's other books to see how they rate to this one. I am giving this book a "5" .

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Connie

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