From the back of the book:
15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their seperate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after? And every year that follows?
First of all, you shouldn't read the book during a train ride. You get addicted to it, you start to cry and people will stare at you. Em and Dex, Dex and Em. A wonderful love story. Everyone knows those jumps forward in books are some kind of stylistic device and often necessary but they leave you with a weird feeling after the jump because you have to remember yourself, time has flown by, a lot has been happening. This felling is constant during the read of One Day. After each skip you can really see the change of the character, how they grow older, how they become wiser. For Dex, how he starts to calm down and get some sense in himself.
I was warned that the book does not end well but still was hoping for the best (especially because of the bright orange on the cover). When you finished the last page there is a little hope but even more sadness, because they came so far and still you start to think about all the missed chances. I also loved the way he described their different periods in live, how they were trying to find themself, how you in some part, especially at the beginning of the book, could identify yourself with them.
It is a wonderful book and one of those where you want to write your comment as well on the back of the book like those magazines or famous people. Just brilliant. Refreshing. Emotional. Sad.
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