I tried to finished reading the three books (Gayle Forman) because I can’t simply wonder what happens next after reading each of their pages. I like the story of how you travel to different country, meeting different people and making possible things to reality.
First book : JUST ONE DAY
“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.”
Just one day is showing us the start of Allyson & Willem’s love story. It is also the part where Alyson decided to stop agonizing herself for nine months, but instead starting to search William to find all the answers she needed to hear.
“Part of me knows one more day won’t do anything except postpone the heartbreak. But another part of me believes differently. We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day.”
Second book : JUST ONE YEAR
“When he opens his eyes, Willem doesn’t know where in the world he is—Prague or Dubrovnik or back in Amsterdam. All he knows is that he is once again alone, and that he needs to find a girl named Lulu. They shared one magical day in Paris, and something about that day—that girl—makes Willem wonder if they aren’t fated to be together. He travels all over the world, from Mexico to India, hoping to reconnect with her. But as months go by and Lulu remains elusive, Willem starts to question if the hand of fate is as strong as he’d thought.”
The second book ties together. Absolutely, it answers all the questions from Just one day. For me, it was a boring recap on what had happened to Willem over the course of the year that he and Allyson were separated, but of course I just couldn’t leave it there.
“There’s a difference between losing something you knew you had and losing something you discovered you had. One is a disappointment. The other feels like losing a piece of yourself.”
Third book : JUST ONE NIGHT
“After spending one life-changing day in Paris with laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter, sheltered American good girl Allyson “Lulu” discovered her new lover had disappeared without a trace. Just One Day followed Allyson’s quest to reunite with Willem; Just One Year chronicled the pair’s year apart from Willem’s perspective. Now, back together at last, this delectable e-novella reveals the couple’s final chapter.”
Finally I get some damn closure. I enjoyed the journey!
“And the kiss feels like something completely new. But it also feels like something deeply known.”
“You win some, you lose some. And sometimes you win and lose at the same time. Life’s a bloody cockup.”
“Stains are even worse when you’re the only one who can see them.