The third week of Booktober is well and truly over and I am finally posting the review for Just One Day by Gayle Forman- an awesome novel. I have been reading a book a week (which you can read about HERE), and HERE is the last review.
Just One Day is a tale of taking chances, travelling and unanswered questions. The novel begins with the event that inspires the storyline of the novel. Allyson doesn't take chances- doesn't want to take chances. Then, on a tour, whilst in England, a Dutch actor, Willem, asks if she will go to Paris with him for the day. And she does.
As it is said on the back this is not a spoiler (but you may think it is so look away now if you so wish), Willem is not there when Allyson wakes up the day after a beautiful, romantic and eye-opening day in Paris. Allyson finds herself in Paris and we quickly see a character change from how she is perceived initially in the novel.
Flash forward and we are reading about the effects of the day in Paris. Allyson is struggling to break free from fear and general apathy whilst her studies aren't going well and she just isn't that happy college student that everyone else around her just felt and it was good to read and relate to. Allyson's character progression is an interesting one to read. We want only the best for her and we are, too, trying to understand the Paris trip.
. I liked reading about this aspect considering how homesick I was last year at university. Some of the things she was feeling I
The novel includes awesome bursts of culture and travel and literature- things I am very much into! I read reviews which said this novel has a lot of depth to it, and this is definitely true! It's a really eye-opening read, with lots of lessons to learn!
Travel & Culture,
The Girl in the Moonlight.
P.S. I am blogging every day in Blogtober which you can read about HERE; HERE is yesterday's post!
P.P.S. I have not had much time to put together a well-written review (but hey that's what Blogtober/Booktober is about so that's okay!), but please remember this book is AWESOME.