Book Review: One Day

One Day by David Nicholls

The blurb: ‘I can imagine you at forty,’ she said, a hint of malice in her voice. ‘I can picture it right now.’

He smiled without opening his eyes. ‘Go on then.’

15th July 1988. Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew 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 which follows?

One Day is a funny/sad love story spanning twenty years, a book about growing up – how we change, how we stay the same…

My review Wow. What a read. This book landed in my shopping bag purely because of two things – I liked the cover colours (you can’t see in the pic but One Day is in shiny blue foil!) and it was in my three for two selection at WhSmiths! While I was in there I should’ve bought some chocolate and some tissues as you’ll need both to read this book!

One Day is a brilliant read, written from the point of St Swithin’s Day every year, it follows the relationship of Emma Morely and Dexter Mayhew, two people from very different backgrounds who have found in each other a shared sense of spirit.

I couldn’t believe how much I empathised with the characters, especially Emma. This is a book for everyone who’s tried to make it in the big, bad world after university, who’s been disappointed, who’s grown old without realising it and who loves someone without them knowing. It’s a brilliant, satirical piece of fiction of the changing faces we’ve gone through over the past thirty years. An unclassical, unassuming love story that will make you laugh and cry, a true joy to read.

Again 9.5 stars out of 10 *********.5!

BUY ME! One Day

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