Yes, I've dedicated an entire week (or so, probably more) to reading nothing but books written by Gayle Forman. Why? Because If I Stay is coming out in theaters at the end of August, and I had yet to read any of her books.
Already a few days into the week, I haven't been able to read as much as planned, because of a vacation I took with friends. I was hoping to maybe read during the long car ride, but didn't really get the chance. But since I've been back, I've been reading non-stop (between unpacking, cleaning, and trying to get back into my workout schedule).
With only a few pages left, I'm almost finished reading Just One Day! And plan on getting a good way into Just One Year tonight!
Just One Day has a 4.08 rating on Goodreads, and has numerous AMAZING reviews throughout the book blogging world; absolutely everyone seems to be loving, just like the rest of Gayle Forman's books!
I'm one of those people.
I'll have to admit, I wasn't too sure how I was going to feel about this one at the beginning. Allyson is a quiet girl, does all the right things to please her parents, but out of nowhere decides to take off with a strange to spend the day in Paris with him.
But after reading a bit more, because I couldn't put the book down, I started seeing why Allyson did what she did, and the repercussions of the choices she made. It's interesting and emotional.
Like I said, I still have a few pages to read, and I want this to be more of update and not an entire review, so I guess I'll just leave it at that! But I did find a few quotes that were either interesting or made me laugh....
"I clap until my hands sting. I clap as if doing so can prolong the evening, can translate form Twelfth Night into Twenty-Fourth Night. I clap so that I can hold on to this feeling. I clap because I know what will happen when I stop. It's the same thing that happens when I turn off a really good movie-one that I've lost myself to-which is that I'll be thrown back to my own reality and something hollow will settle in my chest."
"'La beaute est une enchanteresse, et la bonne foi qui s'expose a ses charmes se dissount en sang.' he says. 'It's from Much Ado About Nothing.' 'What does it mean?' Willem gives me that look of his, licks his lips, smiles. 'You'll have to look it up.'"
"'Tell your grandma to send some more of those twisty ones [cookies] with the poppy seeds.' 'Rugelach.' 'I can't say it. I just eat it.' 'I'll tell her.'"