Just One Year (Just One Day Series #2)

Just One Year (Just One Day Series #2)

by Gayle Forman


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Just One Day. Just One Year. Just One Read.

Before you find out how their story ends, remember how it began....

When he opens his eyes, Willem doesn’t know where in the world he is—Prague or Dubrovnik or back in Amsterdam. All he knows is that he is once again alone, and that he needs to find a girl named Lulu. They shared one magical day in Paris, and something about that day—that girl—makes Willem wonder if they aren’t fated to be together. He travels all over the world, from Mexico to India, hoping to reconnect with her. But as months go by and Lulu remains elusive, Willem starts to question if the hand of fate is as strong as he’d thought. . . .
            The romantic, emotional companion to Just One Day, this is a story of the choices we make and the accidents that happen—and the happiness we can find when the two intersect.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142422960
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Series: Just One Day Series , #2
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 158,220
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: HL680L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Gayle Forman is an award-winning, internationally bestselling author and journalist. She is the author of Just One Day and Just One Year, and the companion e-novella Just One Night, as well as the New York Times bestsellers If I Stay and Where She Went. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughters.

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Praise for Just One Year:

• “The complexity of Willem’s character, the twisting plot, and far-flung settings (including the Netherlands, Mexico, and India) create an alluring story that pushes beyond the realm of star-crossed romance.”— Publishers Weekly starred review
“As much a travelogue as it is a romance, this novel will appeal to fans of the movie Before Sunrise or Maureen Johnson's 13 Little Blue Envelopes (HarperCollins, 2005).”—School Library Journal

“As [Willem] becomes engaged personally and professionally, readers will find their interest quickening, right up to the satisfying denouement.”—Kirkus Reviews

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Just One Year 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved just one day and eagerly waited for what i thought was going to be a sequel to the cliffhanger i was left with in the last book but when i bought it i discovered that it is just Willems account of what he did in the year before Allyson showed up. After the intense ending of the last book, i was so excited to find out what happened next but this book extends no more than TEN WORDS beyond the ending of the last book. A complete waste of ten dollars not to mention of a potentially fantastic book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope it is just as good as if i stay and just one night
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book from beginning to end. Beautifully written, with beautiful scenery and detail.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book more than I enjoyed the first one only because it had more of Willem and less of Lulu. I liked the Shakespeare aspect going on. I love how Just One Year paralleled with Just One Day and the incidents that happened in both their journeys which shaped them as characters. ALSO, there were so many good sayings and quotes that I always had a pencil near me :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I am glad Gayle Forman lets us see William's side of the story! 
Lisa-Jean More than 1 year ago
Loved that we got both sides of the same story :-)
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Amazing book. Gayle Foreman is such a good writer
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Loved it made everything come into perspective a must read 100%
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book. I read the first book. Want to know what happens next
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Loved the first book and was excited to find out how their story would end, but was a little disappointed that the story didn't continue on. This book was essentially Willems side of the story. Would love a third book that really does continue their story.
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rockygirl1 More than 1 year ago
Let me tell you about this amazing book that I just consumed (because reading would imply that I took my time and read it, consuming is picking it up and not coming up for air until the very end.) This was probably my most anticipated book to come out this year.  I had previously read Just One Day, and I loved it so much. I mean I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved the first book.  Reading this second one? Was just like putting the last pieces in the puzzle. Forman has proven once again why she is among my favorite authors.  This book was just so amazing. One of the great things about this book was all the details that were included and how Forman incorporated them into the story. I was amazed at how Shakespeare played into the story and all the elements that were tied in. I also loved how parallel the stories are.  You just know that Willem is right there sometimes, so close to finding his Lulu. I think that is part of what makes this story so amazing. ‘Sometimes fate or life or whatever you want to call it, leaves a door a little open and you walk through it. But sometimes it locks the door and you have to find the key, or pick the lock, or knock the damn thing down. And sometimes, it doesn’t even show you the door, and you have to build it yourself. But if you keep waiting for the doors to be opened for you… I think you’ll have a hard time finding single happiness,let alone that double portion.’ The other thing about this book, is it wasn’t a true all out love story. It was a story about a boy who needed to grow up. Who needed to accept some things in his live, and most of all, needed to find out who he was. ‘There’s a difference between losing something you knew you had and losing something you discovered you had. One is a disappointment. The other feels like losing a piece of yourself.’ So, in my final round up on this one, if you only read one book that I recommend this year, read this one.  Of course, if you haven’t read Just One Day, read that one first.  And even if you read it before, read it again, cause you will be amazed at what you will forget! Beautiful, wonderful, amazing. Yep, favorite book so far for 2013. No question.
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Andrea17 More than 1 year ago
It's not often that when I finish a book I need the sequel immediately. Normally I can be (relatively) patent enough to wait the year or so until the next release. This was both the case and not the case for the Just One Day series. I immediately needed to read Just One Year after Just One Day, but unfortunately for me, the paperback had not yet been released and wouldn't be for another six months. (My copy of Just One Day is paperback so I needed the same for Just One Year. It's a sickness - don't you judge me) So I waited for my email to come that my preordered copy had been mailed and when it did, I was thrilled. When it came in the mail on release day, I couldn't have opened the package quick enough. Just One Year begins with Willem in the hospital not really knowing what's going on. He'd just been attacked my the skinheads (something we learned in Just One Day) and knows he has to be somewhere, just not where. He has vague memories of the day before and of Lulu (aka Allyson) but by the time he remembers everything it's too late. Willem lives the life of "accidents" that lead him on amazing adventures and introduces him to a rather interesting cast of characters. He meets a woman in Mexico who runs a theater camp out of New York, specializing in Shakespeare. He visits is mother in India and winds up playing the villain in a Bollywood movie. I love learning more about Willem and watching him life is life for this year helps us understand who he is while giving us peeks into his past, family relationship, and friendships; we get a larger picture of this wanderer. I love that this novel is a romance, but at the same time it's not. It is so much more than that. Yes, Willem is searching for Allyson as he finds trouble getting over her, but it's also about him searching for and finding himself. His search for her is a bit tricker as he doesn't even know her first name and despite his almost giving up a few times, he realizes that he can't stop and most likely never will. Something in him kept looking for Allyson and through this search he finds himself and his double happiness. Gayle did an amazing job of introducing us to these two characters and allowing us to spend a year with each of them after the events in Paris. I don't think I would have truly appreciated Allyson's story without Willem's or vise versa. I know that I definitely would not have appreciated Just One Night without Just One Year (but that's a review for next week). I do wish I had read these two books closer in sequence, because while one scene was obvious that they were like 50 feet from one another, I have a feeling Gayle entered more little hints and nods to Just One Day that I missed since I hadn't read them closer together. I guess that's what rereads are for!