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Tags: Book, David Nicholls, February Book Challenge, Literature, One Day
Tags: character, David Nicholls, June Book Challenge, One Day
Today’s question: If you could bring one character to life from your favorite book, who would it be?
Emma and Dexter (“One Day”, by David Nicholls)
- “One Day” has become my current favourite book, and i’d bring both the protagonists to life because they are so interesting and have such a complex relationship. I just want to bang their heads together and make them realise they belong together!
Tags: Books, David Nicholls, June Book Challenge, Literature, One Day
Seeing as it’s a brand new month, i’m going to attempt to blog everyday for the next 30 days!
I have set myself the June Book Challenge!
Today’s question: Current Favourite Book?
“One Day” by David Nicholls
- I haven’t read anything that made me feel so emotionally involved in a book for ages, and the gripping plot and surprising twists made this book a wonderful read!
Tags: Book Review, Books, David Nicholls, Literature, One Day, Relationships
I have literally just finished reading “One Day” by David Nicholls, and i have to say, i have never finished a book feeling more upset. It is just such powerful writing and my emotions have been tugged in every direction since i started reading it, something that doesnt happen very often.
The plot basically follows Emma and Dexter, two people who meet on graduation and have a night together, and then live their lives in their seperate ways, their lives intertwining every now and then as they keep in contact as friends or fall out.
It is a tale of growing up, realising how much you change over the space of 20 years (the timespan of this book), and all the issues and worries which affect you along the way. The protagonists are just so different and their relationship/friendship is just so complicated, but they work so well together as they are the perfect match.
All the way through, you are aware that eventually they will be together, but so much happens to keep them apart: as soon as one realises that they want the other now they are free of other commitments, the other drops a bombshell. There are some moments which made me want to cry for the characters, and others where i just wanted to bang their heads together.
This book keeps you guessing until the end, with the ultimate twist bringing the story to a climax which is welcomed after everything that happens. But i won’t spoil the ending for you!
I felt a range of emotions while reading this: sadness for the losses suffered and the unfortunate conclusions to bits of the story; happiness for the true friendship that comes throughout the book; depression for the difficulty the characters have with trying to sort out their lives and careers; and irritation that it takes so long for the characters to work it out. It made me think about my own life, and how i can avoid losing people, how to take chances, and how to live my life in a better way so i won’t settle for second best.
Reading this book has been an education, and i won’t say it was overly enjoyable given the content, but its kept me hooked for the last 3 or 4 days that i’ve been reading it.
I give it 10/10 for originality, for the suspense and anticipation all the way through, and the rollercoaster of emotions it puts you through. I would definitely recommend this book as it is utterly amazing writing and hard to put down!