For the past two weeks or so I've been reading the book One Day by David Nicholls and I literally just finished it. I made my brother keep on his light an hour past bed time so that I could finish the last Part. This book is/has been made into a movie and I can't wait for that to come out because based on the trailer I think that this movie will definitely be one that I will want to add to my mountain of a DVD collection with in the first 20 minutes of viewing it. Now here's the synopsis of this beautiful story, after that I'll give you guys my review.
"After one day together – July 15th, 1988, their college graduation – Emma Morley (Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess ofAcross the Universe) begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground.
For the next two decades, key moments of their relationship are experienced over several July 15ths in their lives. Together and apart, we see Dex and Em through their friendship and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. Somewhere along their journey, these two people realize that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along. As the true meaning of that one day back in 1988 is revealed, they come to terms with the nature of love and life itself."- Taken from the experienceoneday.com
I fell in love with this book before I even read the synopsis on the book cover (sadly yes I tend to be one of those people that judges a book by it's cover) I'm working on it. I dove in almost as soon as I got it and only put it down, unwillingly, when I had to work or go do other mundane things that daily life demands out of us. I'm such a hopeless romantic that I wanted to be Emma and every time I read I escaped into their world and was transported back in time and traveled where ever the characters went, lived their lives and felt like more than just a fly on the wall. It's hard to believe that this story was written by a guy. It's not the type of "romance" novel that is full of smutty sex scenes, snobby women and boorish men. Well it has a boorish guy or two but through out the novel they change radically and sometimes for the better.
So I think that whether your a guy or a girl you will fall head over heels, ridiculously, in to that deliciously tumultuous state of love.
*Even the book cover is beautiful! I want to travel and fall in love, and I WILL One Day.