Mini Book Review | One Day by David Nicholls
I am absolutely devastated. Like, DEVASTATED! I usually stay away from the genre romance because I get this cringey feeling and I don't really get overwhelmed with this genre. But, One Day changed this notion. I'm absolutely in love. In love with the story, the settings, the cities and the characters. Damn, Dexter and Emma, Dex and Em, Em and Dex, have absolutely taken my heart and soul.
David Nicholls writes the story of Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley who meet each other on their graduation night. They absolutely love each other (the readers can see that but they cannot. Smh). But they go on their own ways after that night, making sure that they keep in touch with each other. Adamant to their own misbeliefs about their feelings, they decide to be each other's closest of friends. And they do become. Dex needs Em whenever he is at his lowest and Em needs Dex whenever she needs to push her own talents.
David Nicholls narrates Dex and Em's story over the span of 20 years, each chapter describing that one fateful day (15th July) of every year, from 1988 to 2007. The readers get an understanding of the events that have preceded that date, in each chapter.
As I said before, I loved everything about the book. One Day shows how two beings blatantly refuse the importance of the other one, shows the importance of family and friendship, shows raw human emotions, shows how circumstances disrupts the roots, shows how we should never take the important people in our lives for granted, shows how valuable human relationships are, shows how love is such a valuable sentiment, and shows how crazy friendship can be.
One Day is a remarkable read. A definite recommendation from me. For those who dare to fall in love, for those who dare to admit they are in love.