Allyson Healey's life is exactly like her suitcase—packed, planned, ordered. Then on the last day of her three-week post-graduation European tour, she meets Willem. A free-spirited, roving actor, Willem is everything she’s not, and when he invites her to abandon her plans and come to Paris with him, Allyson says yes. This uncharacteristic decision leads to a day of risk and romance, liberation and intimacy: 24 hours that will transform Allyson’s life.
A book about love, heartbreak, travel, identity, and the “accidents” of fate, Just One Day shows us how sometimes in order to get found, you first have to get lost. . . and how often the people we are seeking are much closer than we know.
The first in a sweepingly romantic duet of novels. Willem’s story—Just One Year—is coming soon!
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|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Series:||Just One Day Series , #1|
|Product dimensions:||5.74(w) x 8.08(h) x 1.06(d)|
|Lexile:||HL750L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
About the Author
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He doesn't show up until act two. He's playing Sebastian, Viola's twin brother, thought dead. Which makes a certain sense, because by the time he does arrive, I am beginning to think he never really existed, that I've merely conjured him.
Excerpted from "Just One Day"
Copyright © 2013 Gayle Forman.
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What People are Saying About This
Praise for Just One Day:
“Offering mystery, drama, and an evocative portrait of unrequited love, this open-ended novel will leave fans eagerly anticipating the companion story.” --Publishers Weekly, starred review
“I didn’t just like JUST ONE DAY – I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED, LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it!” --Indie Bookseller
“Terrific—Gayle Forman does it again! Just the sort of experience that pulls so many adults back to teen books.” --Indie bookseller
“Just One Day was a bittersweet story that entranced me, took hold of my heart, and gave it a great big squeeze! My heart still aches.” --Goodreads
“Gayle Forman gets it so, so right (again). It made my heart hurt and hope. This book is magic.” –Indie bookseller
Accolades for If I Stay:
- New York Times Bestseller
- ALA Best Books for Young Adult
- ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
- Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year
“Every moment I spent reading Forman’s masterpiece drew me in more.” –NPR
"Beautifully written." --Entertainment Weekly
"Achingly satisfying." --Family Circle
Accolades for Where She Went:
- New York Times Bestseller
- Amazon Best Book of the Month (April 2011)
- YALSA’s 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults List (BFYA)
- A PW Best Children’s Book of 2011
“An achingly gorgeous portrayal of rejection and rekindled love.” –USA Today
“A page-turner, tearjerker and romance all in one.” –BookPage
"Pitch-perfect...a moving, skillfully crafted novel." --VOYA, starred review