When heartbreak happens we’re told that one day we will be fine. One day, we will be happy again. One day, we will love again.
But what if that one day never comes?
What if that one day becomes several days, and those several days become several years, and those several years become a lifetime of waiting and longing and hoping that they will come back. When does it stop? When do we stop?
What should we do? Because the longing in your heart is tearing you from the inside, begging for attention and screaming. Or is that you? Maybe it is. You can’t tell anymore because that longing has become you and you have become it.
But remember it is just an it and you have so much more ahead of you. You have a whole life to live, look across the horizon and believe that you can get there. Because believing you can get there is what makes you carry on living. And living is what will get us to that one day we’re hoping for. That one day that will make us scream for joy and cry in happiness because it means that it is an it and you are a survivor.
To heartbreaks, friends, and us.
‘I can imagine you at forty,’ she said, a hint of malice in her voice. ‘I can picture it right now.’
He smiled without opening his eyes. ‘Go on then.’
15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways.
So where will they be on this one day next year?
And the year after that? And every year that follows?
Where do I start? This has been one of my favourite reads so far during my summer and one hell of a emotional roller coaster. I applaud David Nicholls for writing such an excellent novel. It was a different and new kind of romance for me and I enjoyed every moment of this book although at one point David Nicholls was playing with my sanity and I really wanted to hunt him down and slaughter him. However, I really like the idea of the book, each chapter revolving around them each year on the day they met and it is such an excellent book because as you work your way through the chapters you grow along with the characters and watch them grow. Just like watching your own children grow and feeling that connection and love grow and I loved it.
One Day also is a movie featuring Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway, I watched it right after I read One Day and although it’s not as good as the book it is an amazing adaptation and I liked the movie immensely too and has now probably become my favourite movie. I loved the emotion and chemistry between the two actors.
Overall, I think it should become a modern classic. It was a great book and you should read it if you enjoy bittersweet romance or romance in general.
My Rating: ★★★★★