From the author of the international bestseller, IF I STAY, now a major film starring Chloe Grace Moretz.
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.
Perfect for fans of John Green,
Just One Day is the first in a sweepingly romantic duet of novels. Willem’s story –
Just One Year – is out now.
GAYLE FORMAN is an award-winning author and journalist whose articles have appeared in numerous publications, including
Elle in the US. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.
"A sweepingly romantic new love story from the If I Stay author" The Bookseller "Offering mystery, drama, and an evocative portrait of unrequited love, this open-ended novel will leave fans eagerly anticipating the companion story" Publishers Weekly "Just One Day is a character rich exploration of that time in life when you need to re-examine who you are. It's about clarity, and love, and heartbreak, and angst. It's the reason I love reading Gayle Forman's world." Victoria State Library Blog "Author Forman explores "the line between true self and feigned self," the multiple personae, roles and identities that coexist in a single soul." Kirkus "Sweepingly romantic, this book is a living, breathing memory of the whirlwind of emotions that go hand in hand with falling in love." -- Linds Foley Sugarscape