Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Review: One Day by David Nicholls

One Day (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Vintage Contemporaries)Paperback, Movie Tie-in Edition, 435 pages

Released: May 31, 2011

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

ISBN13: 9780307946713

Genre: Adult Fiction/Chick Lit

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It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day—July 15th—of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself.

My Rating: 4.5 / 5

My Thoughts:
If you ever need to find a book that makes you cry, this is the one to read. My review is not going to do it justice because it's hard to put into words! This truly is a book you need to experience.

Emma has always noticed Dexter and after their graduation has a chance to spend the night with him. No one knew this was only the beginning and not just another one of his one night stands. You see, Dexter is one of those guys that has to keep moving. He comes from a rich family, has a cocky attitude and some charisma about him that women love (and boy does he love women!). Emma on the other hand is more plain Jane and nice to her core. He travels the world and wants to be famous, she moves from job to job but really wants to be a writer. One Day covers 20 years of their life after that one night, now leading separate lives yet always staying in touch.

Dexter is oh so broken. He seems to have it all, he is rich and living in the limelight after all, but what he needs and money can't buy is to find himself. He has many ups and downs, battles drug and alcohol,  the only constant in his life is Emma. I found the middle of the book a little slow but then again this is a realistic look at a relationship and well, the middle of those aren't always fun either ;) Get the kleenex ready for the last quarter of the book though. A roller coaster ride of emotions, One Day shows us that love can conquer all.

The movie, starring Anne Hathaway, is out Aug 19th and I HAVE to see it! Just watching the tailer now, I had to hold back the tears.


  1. Aw, heck! Now I really want to read this. I love these kinds of stories. Can't wait to see the movie too, it's got a great cast :)

  2. Maybe its beacause I haven't read the book but I watched the trailer and didn't like it that much.

  3. Jackie ~ we have a date!

    Juju ~ it looks so good!

    Jenny ~ oh noo! Yes, a few of the big parts of the book are in her but maybe knowing the whole story makes a difference?

  4. I'm reading the book right now ... thanks for the heads up on the Kleenex! Now I can be prepared!

  5. I did not like this book, primarily because of the ending, but also because I wasn't very fond of either main character. BUT I very very much want to watch the movie. I'm sure that sounds weird. Maybe it's because this time I'll know what I'm getting myself into when the story begins? There were parts of the book I really liked and I'm curious to see how the story translates on screen. Also, I just really like Anne Hathaway :)

  6. I like Anne Hathaway so I definitely want to see the movie but was going to skip the book. After reading your review, I just may have to read the book first.

  7. The trailer to the movie looks really good. And I just love Anne Hathaway. I bought this book with some one of my graduation gift cards and I can't wait to read it. I love books about relationships and the power of love.