Twenty years, Two people
Under strict orders, One Day is packed ready for a visit home and a delivery to the Mother (There is always something lovely about sharing stories with loved ones, literature is something that’s better discussed with friends)
Having gained huge popularity through the release of Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgees’ version, I thought I would not have time to read the David Nicholls novel before seeing the film. But the minute I unwrapped this Birthday present, it was a page turner that I couldn’t put down.
I truly connected with the inter-linking relationship of two best friends which with every chapter, the longing for them to finally be together grew. Meeting Dexter and Emma every St Swithin’s Day (July 15) gave the book a real element of uncertainty and surprise at each stage.
A beautiful story touching on issues which I hadn’t ever really read in such a sensitive way, the personal account of drink, drugs, loss and love. How true friendships can develop into the strongest of love, and its power to overcome all else.
One Day, has become my favourite book of the year, get yourself lost in the maze of emotions and expect that life sometimes doesn’t have those fairytale endings but embrace the beginnings that do.