15 February 2014

Review: Just One Year

Reviewer: Kristen
Author: Gayle Forman
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
My Rating: 9 out of 10

Summary (thank you kindly, Goodreads): When he opens his eyes, Willem doesn’t know where in the world he is—Prague or Dubrovnik or back in Amsterdam. All he knows is that he is once again alone, and that he needs to find a girl named Lulu. They shared one magical day in Paris, and something about that day—that girl—makes Willem wonder if they aren’t fated to be together. He travels all over the world, from Mexico to India, hoping to reconnect with her. But as months go by and Lulu remains elusive, Willem starts to question if the hand of fate is as strong as he’d thought. . . .

My Thoughts: It's so bizarre to me that this book has a lower rating than the first one does on Goodreads. I loved this one a helluva lot more than the first one. Maybe it was because Willem was a total wanderer, and it left me with a serious case of some wanderlust. I just absolutely loved learning about Willem's life, and why he did certain things, and getting a clear picture of what kind of character he really is. And Just One Year definitely delivers this. 

You learn more and more about his parents, and why he does the things he does. I can't say much without spoiling it. You get to travel with him, and you get to experience his adventures, which are, suffice to say, amazing. 

We got a little more at the end, which was nice. 

I don't really know what else to say, but I definitely preferred this one to Just One Day. 

Final Thoughts: Go get go get go get! 

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