Just One Day - Gayle Forman (2013)

Allyson "LuLu" Healey expected a lot more from her trip around Europe before college, but unfortunately, it didn't live up to her expectations. She didn't even get to see Paris. That is until she meets Dutch actor Willem, who invites her to go to Paris with him for the day. That one spur-of-the-moment decision will affect Allyson forever. While Paris is amazing and sears so many memories into her mind, the one that remains is the one that she departs with: The fact that Willem left her and she doesn't even know how to contact him. When she returns home, she attends college but her motivation is lacking. She can't help but wonder what happened. Why did he leave without so much as a goodbye? Between her parents' pressure to attend medical school and the weight of her classes getting to be too much to bear, Allyson decides to go back to Paris to see if she can find Willem and get the answers she deserves, but will she be too late? A beautifully written novel that takes the reader through the ups and downs of happiness, despair and true love, you'll no doubt fall in love with Allyson's journey and hope that she can Willem can reconnect. Willem's story will follow in sequel Just One Year. (AS)

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