Like all half decent books this one was turned into a movie. Like most half decent books it is probably a mediocre movie. I haven’t actually seen the movie yet so I can’t judge but I got in quickly to read the book before hand.

Emma and Dexter end up in bed together after a university graduation party. Faced with the rest of their lives and the awkwardness that follows after such an encounter these two set off to become life long friends. A tumultuous friendship that encompases many of the issues facing all of us at different stages of our lives, I think most people will see themselves in one or both of these characters. Even though these characters are relatable I warn you they can be frustrating and unbearably annoying.

This book was very easy to read and sucked me in hook, line and sinker, so much so I ended the book in tears, though this is not unusual for me. I felt that I could relate to the problems of the characters in their early to mid 20’s (my age now). I will probably go through the same life dramas as the characters in my 30’s and 40’s but I will have to update you on that later. I felt I could relate to Emma more than Dexter but everyone has a friend like Dexter, the kind of friend that you want to shake and slap upside of the head.

I can’t really say too much about this book without giving it away. I really enjoyed One Day probably more than I should have. Like I said it was easy to read and in certain parts predictable but if you want a good holiday book or a nice escape from reality then this one might be for you.

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