One Day: David Nicholls.
About this book:
One Day is based on the lives of best friends Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley. Each chapter is centered around St Swithin’s Day each year, which falls on the 15th of July.
Emma and Dexter first meet on the night of their university graduation. The next day they are to part ways. However they become good friends and decide to stay in contact with each other despite them not always living in the same city or country.
After graduating from university in July 1988, neither Emma or Dexter have any set plan for their lives going forth. They both go through many unsatisfying jobs during the course of the book. Dexter tries his hand at being a television show host, while Emma eventually studies further and becomes a teacher.
Both Emma and Dexter go through many ups and downs in their lives. Dexter goes through many relationships with lots of different woman. Emma on the other hand only goes through one serious relationship. They also have to deal with their families who come with a lot of drama of their own.
Can Emma and Dexter remain such good friends? Or will distance, time and everything else come between them? Find out what will happen on the 15th of July 1988 and every year after that, when you read this enthralling novel. One Day has also been adapted for a film of the same name staring Anne Hathaway and Jim Scurgess.
Why I recommend it:
I actually saw the movie trailer first. When I realized it was based on a novel of the same name. I couldn’t wait to read it. I had quite high expectations of the book after seeing the movie trailer. I can honestly say that the book exceeded all of my expectations.
There were moments where I wanted to cringe, there were times when I laughed out loud and when I cried. David Nicholls really has a way of tapping into peoples emotions so well. He couldn’t have portrayed the friendship between two people any better, it really feels as if you have known Emma and Dexter your whole life. This book should definitely be one to read this summer, or cosy up with, as you sit sipping your hot cocoa by the fire place if you are gonna be somewhere wintry in the coming month.
” Destined to be a modern classic.”- Mirror
Star Rating: goodreads.com. Rates this book 3.73 out of 5.
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