Monday, October 05, 2009
REVIEW: One Day by David Nicholls
Let me just say this right away - I loved this book, One Day by David Nicholls. I loved the characters, I loved the format, the dialogue, the humour. I read a review over at Five Minutes Peace (link below) the week before my birthday, hadn't even had a chance to add it to my (much ignored by everyone) wishlist, and a wonderful friend read my mind and bought it for me for my birthday anyway (thanks A)! I flew through this book, and when it finished I wanted to read it again.
One Day is the story of Emma and Dexter, who meet on the last day of university, sort of get together but don't really. Then every year for the next 20 years, on this one day, July 15, we follow their lives as they struggle in careers and relationships and their own friendship with each other. I loved how Emma starts off with such high ideals and expectations of what to do after university and instead struggles with a lack of direction. In fact, I just loved Emma as a character altogether. I read something about this book somewhere that said that no matter which place in life you are in at the moment you will find a way to relate to this book, and I agree with that.
I'd love to write more, but I don't want to spoil this for anyone. If it means anything, this book comes highly recommended from me! It's incredibly sweet, very funny and just a beautiful book.