Having nothing to do today, I decided to start it and see how far I
could get. So being a skeptic, it was a surprise to me when I realized I
read more than half the book and I just wanted to keep going!
And I did.
The story revolves around two people- Emma and Dexter, and their
lives during the anniversary of the day they first met for 20 years.
Emma is the everyday girl who loves her classic novels and strives to be
a writer herself. Dexter is the privileged good-looking guy who can be a
I really liked the concept of it being a series of snapshots of their
lives and it shows how significant this day actually is to them. There
were some moments when I wanted to know what happened the day after, but
alas, we skip to the next year. Not to say that it bothered me, but the
story will grab you and you want to know what happens next in Emma and
I absolutely loved Emma. She was a great mix of modest and quick wit
and a character I think a lot of women can identify with. She’s the type
of person you wish you knew because she’s sincere and genuinely
goodhearted, but not without faults.
Dexter, although lovable at times, he was a complete ass most of the
time! I suppose he really did play the stereotypical rich-boy with being
handsome and a womanizer… and though I wished I could’ve slap him at
times, he was a really decent guy underneath that and that’s what Emma
saw and loved.
I actually didn’t see the trailer for the upcoming movie starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess (who I loved in Across the Universe!)
until after I was done with the book. Not sure if I’ll see it, but it
seems like they got it right- at least I recognized some lines from the
Anyway, the book was great! A surprisingly fun and emotional love story.
One Day by David Nicholls
Rating: 5/5 stars