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One Day by David Nicholls
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Jul 11, 11

Read in July, 2011

This book is full of interesting contradictions--it's fluff reading (romantic) but pretty realistic (unromantic) about love and life in general. I think it's quite a page turner for a book that's supposed to cover 20 years of these two people's lives. I don't think I loved either of the main characters (Dexter is an ass and Emma's not exactly a saint herself) or necessarily rooted for them to be together, but the author's insistence of their bond was undeniable. I liked the honesty, the ugly sides, where you got to see the characters grow and change. You really could feel the energy they had in their twenties and contrast that to the slightly more calm "settling" period of their mid to late thirties. So, growing up = lessons learned, love redefined, simply just too tired? (See, I told you it can be unromantic.) And yet, it was nice to see how serendipity can sometime work in your favor, if even for a little while. If even for one day.

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