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Review: One Day

Hello and Happy throwback Thursday! Today I’m going to be reviewing David Nicholls’ novel One Day.

Before I continue I wanted to just update you guys on some things going on my blog. So this is my last Throwback Thursday for a little while, I’m putting it on hold to start another segment called “Flashback Friday”. On Flashback Fridays I’m going to be posting photo blogs of all of my photos. So you’ll get past concerts, past trips, and just random photos. I know it has nothing to do with books, so I hope you guys still like it. So look out for that next Friday (April 7).

On to my review…

One Day

One Day by: David Nicholls: It’s July 15, 1988 and Dexter and Emma have finally met after graduating college. Starting their friendship, the two blossom together, promising to get together every year on July 15, and they do most of the time. This novel is about friendship in its truest sense. The person who is going to be there for you when you’re at your worst, the kind of person who is going to tell you off when you’re being an idiot and complete hardhead. The plot as definitely original and highly engrossing. The story can become so relatable at times that the reader can’t help but fall in love with this story. Reading about two characters for one day each year gives the reader just enough of their lives to keep them wanting to see how their lives turn out year in and year out. The characters are well crafted and completely dimensional. Dexter is hard to like but as the novel continues the reader can see the good in him, and he definitely develops throughout. This novel is a complete love story of love missed, love lost and love found, in all forms.

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6 thoughts on “Review: One Day

  1. Great review for this book Meghan. I’m only really aware of this one because of the film that was released (which I haven’t seen as is actually) but it does sound like an interesting book. I’ve never really come across another story that’s focuses on one day over the course of a few years. I imagine it makes it an interesting read in terms of the character development.
    I’m glad you enjoyed this one! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Beth! It’s over the course of close to 20 years so the character development is extremely strong! You should definitely check it out, or check the movie out. I have to warn you though as much as the book is sad, the movie was worse!

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      1. Wow I guess if it’s a book set over 20 years the character development needs to be strong. I’m glad it turned out that way and wasn’t a disappointment or anything! Thanks for the warning, if I get around to the book or film soon I’ll need to remember that! 🙂

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  2. Flashback Fridays sound fun! One Day sounds like a sweet book, this is the first time I’m hearing about it. Is it just the story of what happens on that same day every year? That’s a neat concept.

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    1. Thanks I’m glad you like the idea!
      It is a sweet book, really? It is, but it also fills in the blanks. Like each chapter is the same day in a different year and we get a little catch up, a little background. It’s one of the reasons I love it so! 🙂

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