Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Size: 55 pages
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 29, 2014
Stand Alone or Series: 2.5th book in the Just One Day series
Rating: 3/5 stars
This book picks up exactly where Just One Year left off. It took me a long time to get around to reading this because I wasn’t a huge fan of Just One Year (although I loved Just One Day). However, finally I read it and it was okay.
Allison (aka Lulu) has finally tracked down Willem. How will their reunion go? What will the future hold for the two of them?
This novella was well done, it is actually kind of between short story and novella length. It basically lays out what happens when Allison and Willem reunite. It also lays out the groundwork for whether or not their relationship will actually work in the future.
There were really no surprises here. The book alternates (kind of randomly) between Allison and Willem’s point of view. I have mixed feelings about this novella. I liked how Forman handled both their reunion and the discussion of their future. However, I also kind of enjoyed having all that be up to my own imagination. That being said Forman wrote a “close” to this series that was exactly what I expected and what I imagined it would be.
Overall this was a decent close to the Just One Day series and does a good job wrapping up the major cliffhanger that Just One Year left us with. That being said I kind of enjoyed how Just One Year left things to the readers imagination and actually thought that was a decent way for that series to wrap up. This novella pretty much goes exactly how you would hope and imagine it would. The jumping between Allison and Willem was a bit sloppy but it was nice to hear from both points of view. I would recommend reading if you are a huge fan of this series and really felt let down by the cliffhanger at the end of Just One Year.