Series Review: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Series Review: Just One Day by Gayle FormanTitle: Just One Day Series
Series: Just One Day
Author: Gayle Forman
Also by this author: I Was Here
Publisher: Speak
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: August 20, 2013
Rating: three-half-stars
Series Rating: three-half-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

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Series Review: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Just One Day is a series by Gayle Forman that has been sitting on my bookshelf for years now, and I am glad that I was finally able to pick it up. It is a story about travel and identity, and the main character is so real. I tried reading the sequel, but it didn’t compare to the first book at all, so I set it aside. Continue reading

Review: I Was Here by Gayle Forman

Review: I Was Here by Gayle FormanTitle: I Was Here
Author: Gayle Forman
Also by this author: Just One Day Series
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Rating: five-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Cody and Meg were inseparable.
Two peas in a pod.
Until . . . they weren’t anymore.

When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. About her old roommates, the sort of people Cody never would have met in her dead-end small town in Washington. About Ben McAllister, the boy with a guitar and a sneer, who broke Meg’s heart. And about an encrypted computer file that Cody can’t open—until she does, and suddenly everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend’s death gets thrown into question.

I Was Here is Gayle Forman at her finest, a taut, emotional, and ultimately redemptive story about redefining the meaning of family and finding a way to move forward even in the face of unspeakable loss. 

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Review: I Was Here by Gayle Forman

I Was Here by Gayle Forman is a masterpiece! The book is such a pleasure to review as it is a unique story. There is a whole ball of emotions that will arise as you read this wonderfully written story. Continue reading