A breathtaking journey toward self-discovery and true love, from the author of If I Stay
When sheltered American good girl Allyson "LuLu" Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there’s an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up after a whirlwind day in Paris to discover that Willem has left. Over the next year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to terms with the narrow confines of her life, and through Shakespeare, travel, and a quest for her almost-true-love, to break free of those confines.
Just One Day is the first in a sweepingly romantic duet of novels. Willem’s story—Just One Year—is coming soon!
About the Author
Gayle Forman is an award-winning, New York Times--bestselling author and journalist whose articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, The Nation, and The New York Times Magazine. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers If I Stay and Where She Went, as well as Sisters in Sanity (HarperTeen).
Praise for Just One Day…
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