Just One Day

Just One Day

By Gayle Forman

Dutton Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780525425915, 384pp.

Publication Date: January 8, 2013

From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "If I Stay"
Allyson Healey's life is exactly like her suitcase--packed, planned, ordered. Then on the last day of her three-week post-graduation European tour, she meets Willem. A free-spirited, roving actor, Willem is everything she's not, and when he invites her to abandon her plans and come to Paris with him, Allyson says yes. This uncharacteristic decision leads to a day of risk and romance, liberation and intimacy: 24 hours that will transform Allyson's life.
A book about love, heartbreak, travel, identity, and the "accidents" of fate, "Just One Day" shows us how sometimes in order to get found, you first have to get lost. . . and how often the people we are seeking are much closer than we know.
The first in a sweepingly romantic duet of novels. Willem's story--"Just One Year"--is coming soon.

About the Author
Gayle Forman is an investigative journalist who's traveled the world to report for such publications as the "New York Times Magazine", "The Nation", "Glamour", "Elle", "Details", "Travel & Leisure, Budget Travel, Jane", and "Seventeen". Gayle and her husband, Nick Tucker, are back at home (for now) in New York City with their baby daughter, Willa.

Praise For Just One Day

“[Forman’s] very good on travel’s expansive effects, the fluidity of teenage identity and the yearning for reinvention, how fleeting encounters can transform us.”
-New York Times Book Review

* “Offering mystery, drama, and an evocative portrait of unrequited love, this open-ended novel will leave fans eagerly anticipating the companion story.”
-Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Reading like a teen version of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, this tale of romance and mystery engages readers and will cause them to examine their definitions of love and self-identity."
-SLJ, starred review

"Romantics will get swept up in the story, which has it all: true love, Paris, Shakespeare, and yes, hte notion that 'anything can happen in just one day.'"

"As [Allyson] blossoms a. . . the novel becomes absorbing, and readers will find themselves rooting for Allyson’s more autonomous and interesting self."
-Kirkus Reviews