Book review: One day by David Nicholls
One Day, I’ll Marry You
Okay I don’t know how to put this into words….
I’ve finished reading One Day (by David Nicholls) one year ago n and I was remembering this book now, and it’s so….it’s so fantastic, totally brilliant! I give 5 stars and it is the best book of the year.
Writing a review here is going to be difficult, you know, when you love a book this much there doesn’t seem to be enough correct words to do it justice. This is one of the most hilarious, perceptive, witty, moving and heartbreaking books I’ve ever read. I insist you guys to get this book and read it!
Spoiler Alert: Next three para contains the story knot, skip it if you want to read the story on a clean slate of mind.
Dexter and Emma meet in 1988. Em has just graduated from university and hooked up with that boy she’s seen around for ages. He’s Dex, handsome. They’re so different but they really have one thing in common: they’re both mad for each other. The frustrating thing is though, that however much they love each other, they maintain a “friends only” status.
Distance, missed opportunities, and even a letter that never gets sent, are all obstacles that determine their romantic fate and life that they may have led together when they’re young. They don’t always get along but they do think about each other every day in some way.
They only confess their feelings after so long they’ve been friends, and finally get married. But after 2 years of marriage, with no child, Em dies in an accident on a day when Dex wants to surprise her with a new house. Emma remains in Dex’s heart forever.
This is ultimately a love story. I would say an epic love story.
Love is really difficult, yet beautiful. Now I’m telling you, don’t limit yourself and if you truly want something, don’t hold back. If you’re in love, go for it, tell that person. Missed opportunities are hard to overcome. Don’t let the years go by in vain. You wouldn’t want to wait 20 years to be with someone you love. We never know what will happen in our 40′s. Life happens and it doesn’t always go as planned. But if you think that love would make a difference, so be it.
And for sure One Day, I’ll Marry You ♥
- Each chapter of the book covers the life of the Dexter and Emma on 15th July, for twenty years.
- The book was also adapted into a movie of the same name and released on August, 2011.
Book review submitted by guest writer Helen Thaila