One Day by David Nicholls

One Day


Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows?

Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY.

What I Liked

I loved the realism of the book – no ghosts, no werewolves, nothing supernatural, just good ol’ honest-to-God people making their way through life, trying to make the best of what they have. I love how these two people from completely opposite ends of the spectrum meet and become friends – even stay friends for twenty years. Emma is so my kind of person – she’s lovely, intelligent, but she doesn’t know how to make herself happy without destroying those around her, so she settles for less-than-best to make others happy. eventually she realizes that she and Dex are meant to  be together and badda-bing badda-boom they get married and live happily ever after… mostly.

What I Didn’t Like






Everything just happened so fast – which I would have loved because it imitates life, if I hadn’t gotten so emotionally attached to the characters. I just sat there for the final chapters sobbing and just sorta going

And when I’d finished I just didn’t know what to do


It also had some incredibly tiresome moments and the reminiscent feel over the whole novel was a bit blah.

But other than that, I really enjoyed it. Shockingly, I’d also recommend the movie.


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