5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Really great, funny start but lost it's way a little.,
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This review is from: One Day (Paperback)I picked up this book expecting a bit of light romance and that's sort of what I got. Essentially the story centres on Dex(ter) and Em(ma) who meet on the night of their graduation. Two people who couldn't possibly be more different seem to apparently mesh well and bounce off of each other. The year is 1988 and each chapter steadily progresses through their lives. If you like realistic, life-like plots then you probably will love this - I honestly found the first hanful of chapters hilarious and randomly laughed aloud, rather embarrassingly, in public places.]
But, and it's quite a big but unfortunately, I just felt a bit bored every so often. I'm not sure a book can be considered interesting if you just hear about day to day mundane activities. The romance I was expecting isn't especially sweet or endearing - so basically it's not cliche one bit which is a fantastic twist. There were whole chunks of this book however that I really could have skipped and not missed a thing.
The ending on the other hand is fantastic. I loved it and most definitely didn't expect it. Dexter is such a charming but laughable character it's often difficult to take him seriously and any hint of romance is taken as sarcasm instead. The ending shone a whole new light on both of the main characters and actually it was really exciting.
I wouldnt read this again, I was disappointed with the middle portion of the book, but give this a go if you like books that are very much like real life. As a pre-warning for any younger readers or parents/family members buying for younger readers - probably not a good idea, the characters can be quite promiscuous.