Also by this author: If I Stay, If I Stay, I Was Here, I Was Here
Published by Penguin on 2014-05-29
Genres: Europe, Love & Romance, People & Places, Performing Arts, Theater, Young Adult
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After spending one life-changing day in Paris with laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter, sheltered American good girl Allyson Lulu Healey discovered her new lover had disappeared without a trace. Just One Day followed Allysons quest to reunite with Willem; Just One Year chronicled the pairs year apart from Willems perspective. Now, back together at last, this delectable e-novella reveals the couples final chapter.
Why Did I Read This?
When you hear the announcement that Gayle Forman is writing something, you immediately put the preorder in because GAYLE FORMAN IS EVERYTHING. But seriously, I found myself head over heels for Just One Day and Just One Year and I will admit that I was happy with how the duology ended. I was actually totally okay with the ending and in my head, I figured yeah, this is totally a happily ever after. However, I think we need to take a minute to be real and to note that even though I like the ending of Just One Year, there’s not a chance in the world that I wasn’t pumped up for Just One Night. So in sum, I read Just One Night for just more Willem and Allyson.
What’s The Story Here?
Really, Just One Night picks up exactly the moment where Just One Year ends. Okay, so basically we get to see what happens to Allyson after she reunites with Willem. We get to see what happens to Willem. We get to see more of Dee and pretty much the entire cast of characters. There’s lots of kissing. If you’re someone who is into swooning and happy endings without a ton of drama, you’ll love this. ALSO ADULT MOMENTS HOLLAAAAAAA. Pretty much that’s the story and it’s totally okay with me.
Is This Novella Worth Reading?
Yes, yes it is if you are of the legion of Gayle Forman fans, if not please go home now. Seriously. Also? The novella is 40 pages and currently $1. Like, there’s zero reason not to read it. PLUS KISSING AND SEXYTIMES AND EUROPE AND CHARACTERS WE KNOW AND LOVE and all the caps in the world on my end, ALL OF THE CAPS.
Sum It Up With A GIF:
Swoons all the way through, yo.