After a pretty stressful week both at work and at home I needed something to read that didn’t require too much thinking on my part. I chose One Day by David Nicholls for this reason.
It is the story of Emma and Dexter, told by showing us readers their lives on one day, July 15th each year, for twenty years. The book starts in 1988, with their graduation. They are close to starting a romantic relationship but instead become good friends. In the twenty years their lives are vastly different. They are sometimes great, sometimes tragic, and sometimes they are not on speaking terms.
I know the book has been hyped a lot, but I enjoyed it a lot. It was by no means a light read, but it was good. Four out of five stars.