My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Cleverly set-up, One Day by David Nicholls gives close and lively insights into the relationship of Emma and Dexter by visiting their lives only on the 15th of July over the course of almost 20 years – with other events described in flashback. The set-up actually doesn’t feel too forced – but works mainly because the events or significance of those days are quite different. The characters become so real over time, with great attention to detail and many resonating facts about growing up from your early twenties into your early forties. I was sad to see it end and kind of miss the characters. It’s actually the kind of book, I wish I would have written.