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Just One Year

(Just One Day #2)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  42,704 ratings  ·  4,195 reviews
Just One Day. Just One Year. Just One Read.

Before you find out how their story ends, remember how it began....

When he opens his eyes, Willem doesn’t know where in the world he is—Prague or Dubrovnik or back in Amsterdam. All he knows is that he is once again alone, and that he needs to find a girl named Lulu. They shared one magical day in Paris, and something about that d
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published October 10th 2013 by Dutton Children's
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AmuŠ In Just One Year, you'll get the story in Willem's perspective and in the end - yes, something will happen. But for the whole ending you must read the…moreIn Just One Year, you'll get the story in Willem's perspective and in the end - yes, something will happen. But for the whole ending you must read the last book - Just One Night. (less)

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Feb 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
(No spoilers, I promise)
~Brought to you by a series of unrelated gifs from tumblr~

Starting where Just One Day left off, Allyson's like:

and Willem's like "Who are you again? OH YEAH. Sup Lulu."

*Enter the random chic who gave Willem flowers after As You Like It*

"Um, Willem. Whodafuqisdisbitch?"

And Willem's like, "uh Lulu...Allyson...whoever you are.... you should probably go"

And Allyson's like "Sure, I already "found" myself. I don't need y'all. Laaattteeeerrr"

I melted into Just One Year. In January, I was impressed by Forman’s Just One Day, but not nearly as much as I was impressed by her If I Stay/Where She Went duology. Just One Year, however, ties together these two novels so seamlessly that I find myself unable to choose which duology I love more. And Forman? Forman hits all the rights notes with this novel; travel, Shakespeare, unflinchingly honest characterizations, familial relationships – and my favorite – love that’s meant-to-be.

Just One
2 stars

How do I even start this review? I was ecstatic when Judith told me she would send me her ARC of Just One Year, because it was honestly one of my most anticipated books of this year, after I read Just One Day . I honestly thought there'd be no way in hell that I wouldn't like this book. When Judith didn't give it 5 stars, I thought she must be crazy.

I take back my unspoken thought, Judith. You're not crazy.

WHAT was this book? WHY did it go like this? HOW did Gayle Forman think this was
Dec 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
This book is everything I wanted it to be and more.

before reading:
"Published 2013 by Dutton Juvenile"


shady boots

Really though! How could you end it there?? D: I mean yes, that ending was beautiful, but goddammit, I needed more details! It can't possibly just end there, there's gotta be more to it!

*sigh* Nonetheless, I enjoyed it. At least now I understand Willem's side of the story and finally know what goes on in that head of his. However I find myself still not as satiated as I'd hoped I would be. ._.

Of couuuuuurse. Of course this would happen to me. I reread Just One Day, and I’m all confident and pleased because 2017-me loves a book that 2014-me loved. And I’m all, guess what else 2014-ish-me loved? The sequel. This is gonna be great.
Well, guess what, world? It wasn’t great. It was, in fact, garbage.

You’d think I’d expect this by now, but I am STUPID and I NEVER DO.


So this book takes place over the same span of time that the first one covers, excep
Christine Riccio
Jan 14, 2014 rated it liked it
i was a little disappointed in this book.. a lot disappointed because I thought it was something it wasnt. Here's my full review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNQ_PM... .


I really think even setting aside my misconceptions, that this book would have been heaps more enjoyable if we were to watch Willem develop through a relationship with Allyson. His problems were different from hers. He needed to learn how to stay. How to love things fully without the fear of loss. I fe
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Sarah Elizabeth
2.5 stars
Well this was such a let-down after ‘just one day’. I expected to find out a bit about what had happened to Willem to cause him to disappear, but I also wanted to know what happened to Willem and Allyson once they found each other again!

Unfortunately though, 99% of this book was a really boring recap on what had happened to Willem over the course of the year that he and Allyson were separated, and it was just mind-numbingly boring! I’m not sure how I got through it actually!

The bit tha
Oct 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, read-2013, new-adult
I’m not sure it’s possible to simultaneously love something and keep it safe. Loving someone is such an inherently dangerous act. And yet, love, that’s where safety lives.

Wow! What an absolute treat! I've been looking forward to Just One Year since the moment I finished the first book in this series. Just One Day left me with a craving and curiosity to dive even deeper into the lives of Forman's newest cast of characters, where Allyson and Willem enjoy a chance meeting that unfortunately ends af

Full review will be written as soon as I will be done with my exams.
oh my god!!Cover has finally been revealed.And its so awesome.No wait not awesome.Itts hot.Super HOT!!This is me when I saw the cover first.

and this

okay last one :

Not only cover but excerpt also has been released.Thanks Gayle.I love you Gayle.You are so great.
Okay so I finally read this book, review to come soon.
Mar 15, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, ya
I just don't care about these people. ...more
Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
I really liked this one! It was really interesting to travel the world with Willem and see how many times he was so close to Allyson but never met her. Overall a solid companion!
Rating: 3 stars

When I just finished Just One Year, I gave it 4.5 stars. But the more I thought of it, the more frustrated I became. I think that at first I didn’t realize how many issues I actually had with this book. But the moment I started trying to write my review it hit me: I was disappointed. And conflicted. And very, very confused. This was my most anticipated fall release, one of my most anticipated releases ever. So naturally, when I discovered that Hannah was sweet enough to send it to
Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
Edit after reading: To say I'm disappointed would be an understatement.

As you already know from the blurb, this is from Willem's POV, who I decided was an asshole after the first book, and was still somewhat convinced that I would be proven wrong about that, and is proven right today after finishing his side of the story, and I have never been this disappointed for being right.

Willem's life history was kind of nice to venture, specially the parts in India as it seemed kind of familiar, being th
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing


EDIT - devoured it last night in one gulp. book drunk. woah.

Just One Year was basically just 'Just One Day' but without the few elements I liked from that one.
My favourite part of the first instalment in the series was the fun, romantic trip to Paris. It ended on a cliffhanger, which was pretty much the only reason I decided to actually continue on with this one. But NOPE. Instead of beginning where the cliffhanger left off- we went back to the beginning, retold the story from the guy's pov and then ended ON THE SAME CLIFFHANGER.
I hate open endings, I

“It’s not either or, not luck or love. Not fate or will. Maybe for double happiness, you need both.”

Blurb: When he opens his eyes, Willem doesn’t know where in the world he is—Prague or Dubrovnik or back in Amsterdam. All he knows is that he is once again alone, and that he needs to find a girl named Lulu. They shared one magical day in Paris, and something about that day—that girl—makes Willem wonder if they aren’t fated to be together. He travels all over the world, from Mexico to India,
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A copy of Just One Year was provided to me by Dutton/Penguin Group (USA) for review purposes.

'It was like she gave me her whole self, and somehow as a result, I gave her more of myself than I ever realized there was to give. But then she was gone. And only after I'd been filled up by her, by that day, did I understand how empty I really was.'

Finally. We have Willem's story. Just One Day left readers contemplating what possibly could have gone wrong, why he never came back
Aug 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The year of 'Just One Day' through Willem's eyes. Beautiful book,just like all of Gayle's books!!! ♥ This woman writes masterpieces! Another journey of finding yourself and figuring things out.

I can't write a proper review due to hangover (don't judge,its Christmas!) ,but this is a good book. I think. I know :P And i need to read what happens next!! Will there be a book three? ♥

Oh and happy holidays ♥ (to those who are reading this review now)
Oct 10, 2011 added it
Shelves: contemporary-ya, ya, 2013
I never say this, but I kind of feel like this series needs another installment.

This was not at all the book I expected (I avoided reviews, so I assumed Just One Year would pick up where Just One Day left off, but actually stars at the beginning of the "One Year" timeline in Just One Day). So, if you've read JOD, you know what story I expected.

Anyway, I'll write more about this on the blog, but I really appreciate that this pair of books tackles a lot of unusual themes, particularly related to f
Katrina Welsh
Dec 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-reread, accio
This is nowhere near as good as Just One Day. But companions rarely are, and it had a lot to live up to. That's not to say it wasn't good, because it was terribly so. It probably would've been better for me if I had reread Just One Day before going into this one but can't do anything about that now. I'm more than happy to reread the two consecutively at a later date, anyways. ...more
Katrina Passick Lumsden
When Willem wakes up, he's not sure where he is, he just knows that he's alone and that someone's waiting for him. Someone he has to get back to. Someone he might lose.

Thus begins the year-long journey of Willem, the half-Dutch/half Israeli street actor we all came to know and love in Gayle Forman's Just One Day.

I wish I could say I loved this book. I really do. Because I love Willem. He's amazingly well-written. A perfect blend of faults and virtues. And while his journey of self-discovery is
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3.5 stars

Thank you Random House Australia for sending me this copy. No compensation was given or taken to alter this review.

“Love is not something you protect. It’s something you risk.”

I was rather sad about this book. Not in the way I was saddened by Just One Day—where I had some serious case of sobbing my heart out about the smallest of things. No. I smothered in sadness as I had a lump of disappointment that grew and grew as I read further into Just One Y
"There's a difference between losing something you knew you had and losing something you discovered you had. One is a disappointment. The other is truly a loss."

Just One Year shows off Gayle Forman's specialty: a gorgeous love story that is not actually about love, at least not in the shallow sense. Willem de Ruiter wakes up in the hospital with no recollection of his immediate past - until he realizes he's lost Lulu, the girl he spent one magical day with. For one year he travels in search of h
Vi ~ Inkvotary
4,5 stars

After the first book Just One Day it was kind of certain to me, that I had to know how the story about Alysson and Willem would continue. And to see it through his eyes and discover how that year had been for him was actually a perspective I was curious to discover.

No doubt, this is a beautiful novel and Gayle Forman lets her story sound very harmonic with that language smooth as silk and that hint of melancholy in it. The change of perspective does something additional to it and so thi
Before Reading: I just want Allyson and Willem to get a happy ending.

Feelings after putting the book down:
I don't know how to feel. Honestly. I have waited for this book for so long because I thought it would be the answer to all my questions.

A let down to be honest.

Review to come.
Steph Sinclair
I'll come back to this one a little later. I'm having a hard time getting into it. It's not bad, just slowly paced.

(I'm also a little disappointed this doesn't pick up where Just One Day left off. I was hoping for an after.)
Anouk | (Foxidian_)
3.5-3.75 stars
why isn't this book and just one day collide in 1 book??
that's bothering me.
the whole story was good and I loved to know what was going on in his mind!
and there were too many names
4.5 stars.

Review to come once I've taped my heart back together...

Just One Year had been a book I’d been eagerly anticipating after devouring Just One Day earlier in the year. Allyson was a character whose story had slowly ripped my heart to shreds and thrown it about like pieces of confetti. The way things had ended I needed to know what would happen next, but most of all I needed to know Willem’s story.

Willem was a character who I adored in Just One Day, but he had left me wanting more. He he
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Award-winning author and journalist Gayle Forman has written several bestselling novels for young adults, including the Just One Series, I Was Here, Where She Went and the #1 New York Times bestseller If I Stay, which has been translated into more than 40 languages and in 2014 was adapted into a major motion picture.

Gayle published Leave Me, her first novel starring adults in 2016 and her latest

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