Thu, June 19, 2014

Just One Night by Gayle Forman Review

Just One Night book cover

Just One Night book cover

Just One Night (Just One Day #2.5)
By Gayle Forman
Publication date: May 29, 2014
Viking Children’s Books, 40 pages
Source: Purchased

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 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.

— Goodreads.com description

Well, if that wasn’t just the best 99 cents I’ve spent in a long time!

Just One Night is an eBook that picks up where Just One Year leaves off. It’s just 40 pages, but oh is it worth it.

I’ll be honest: I wasn’t 100% sure if we needed this novella. I usually hate when books leave us hanging or wanting a little bit at the end of the series, but given how much of Allyson & Willem’s story was about yearning and waiting … it made sense for them for Just One Year to end where it did.

But!

I’m glad this quick little read exists because it was so lovely. Just like a dollop of whip cream & a cherry on top of a sundae. Necessary? No. But delicious? Oh, heck yeah.

If you haven’t started this series, get on it. Who else has read all the way through? Gayle Forman continues to solidify her spot in my Top Authors of All Time list.*

Anna Reads young adult book blog

*Which I should totally write out and post sometime, huh?

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Posted by: Anna   •   In: gayle forman, romance
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2 Comments

  1. Ginger @ GReads! said:

    I like how we both described this book in reference to food (you: sundaes, me: cake) LOL! I agree, it was definitely delicious 😉

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  2. Kamie said:

    Absolutely LOVED it! Just One Day is one of my favorite books. I really liked Just One Year, but I was just a little disappointed with the ending not going just a little further. I was sad my extremely high expectations weren’t quite met, because Gayle Forman is one of my most favorite authors. Those 40 pages were exactly what I needed! I may go back and read it again right now, for the third or fourth time. 🙂

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