This Blog is Dedicated to our dear friend Karen.
When she left this life she left a hole in our hearts as well as several to be read books.
We, her friends, will read these books for her.
This blog will be a sort of book club for us to post our thoughts and feelings about the stories and feelings we have of Karen while we read.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

#31 Just One Day by Gayle Forman


Karen would have loved this book. It's the YA type book she preferred.  It had me putting all my other books down so I could see what happens when I just planned to skim the first chapter while eating breakfast. 

It starts out with Alyson and her childhood best friend being sent to Europe as a high school graduation present. The girls are trying to figure life out.  One reinventing herself over and over and the other stepping out of her comfort zone and surprising herself.  While in London Alyson meets a boy and the boy talks her into going to Paris for the day.  So, she goes.  The two have adventure after adventure and then the next day she wakes up and he's gone.  She goes back to London and eventually to Boston, where she goes to college, and she is haunted by that one day in Paris.  She can't let it go. (which actually got on my nerves.  Let it go.  Move on already! But she needed closure.)  So, after a year of college she ends up gong back to Paris to find that boy and to try and figure things out.

The book is about self-discovery, I suppose.  It is filled with clich√©'s and unrealistic scenarios, but I enjoyed it.  Maybe I just needed a light, nonsense page-turner right now.

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