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A captivating, heart-breaking love story from the bestselling author of If I Stay.

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.
Just One Day is the first in a sweepingly romantic duet of novels. Willem’s story—Just One Year—will be published in September 2013.

Reviews

I cannot wait to get my hands on the next one!

Daisy Chain Book Reviews

Romantics will get swept up in the story, which has it all: true love, Paris, Shakespeare, and yes, the notion that 'anything can happen in just one day'.

Booklist

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.

Sugarscape

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

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781849415668

    January 16, 2013

    Definitions

    400 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

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    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781448172764

    January 10, 2013

    RHCP Digital

    400 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Also by Gayle Forman

If I Stay
Just One Night
Just One Year
Where She Went

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