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Review: One Day by David Nicholls


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.


My thoughts

I've been meaning to read this book for ages because people told me how good it was but never quite got round to it.

I liked the concept behind one day. The story follows the friendship of Dexter and Emma over 20 years and comes back to them on 15th July and catches up on their lives and relationship. I liked this approach and seeing how things changed for them over time and getting to know them over the course of the entire book. I did find parts of it really funny and quite thoughtful which kept me wanting to read through until the end of the book.

However for me I found this book didn't quite live up to the hype. I found it to be a bit dull at times and I found the main characters could be quite irritating at times which just annoyed me rather than made me root for them. I also didn't like the ending at all and although I can't say why because it'll spoil the book but it really made me quite cross and I wished I'd stopped reading the book a chapter beforehand and left the story as it was before then.
 

Comments

Bookworm1858 said…
I had similar feelings to you especially about the SPOILER-so pissed off about it and it immediately dragged down my rating of the book.