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Maybe One Day

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  7,604 ratings  ·  918 reviews
Zoe and her best friend, Olivia, have always had big plans for the future, none of which included Olivia getting sick. Still, Zoe is determined to put on a brave face and be positive for her friend.

Even when she isn't sure what to say.

Even when Olivia misses months of school.

Even when Zoe starts falling for Calvin, Olivia's crush.

The one thing that keeps Zoe moving forward
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published February 18th 2014 by HarperTeen
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Aj the Ravenous Reader
2.5 stars

This is supposedly a story that highlights the friendship between Olivia and Zoe. Both are ballerinas and have been best friends since they were little. Just the blurb alone has already caught my attention because I’ve always loved books that focus on friendship and I thought with dancing as an element in the story, this would be something really exceptional except somehow, the plot managed to take a completely different turn from what I have been looking forward to.

I’m not saying it
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Pages Read: 93

Nope, I can't do it. Lots of my friends enjoyed this one, but I cannot force myself through 307 more pages of this. Every single thing the main character does make me hate her more. She's up there with Tris and everyone from Jude the Obscure on the list of characters I would like to punch in the face. If it were 300 pages or less, I might struggle through, but I ain't got time for this.

Maybe One Day actually started out well enough. The ballet is intriguing, but unfortunately not m
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**This is a pre-review.**

4.5 stars

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

This book. Wowza. Just...gosh. If you are looking for a book with an achingly beautiful friendship, this is the one to seek out. Also, if you are interested in a little bit of insanely sweet romance, this is also the book to get. And if you want to be thrown off your feet; this one is your book. Read it and you won't be so
Jenni Arndt
Jul 12, 2013 marked it as did-not-finish
DNF at 17%.

I just can't do it with this book. I am finding absolutely no details about it to be realistic at all. Olivia woke up with a fever on Sunday morning, went in and was diagnosed with Cancer on Tuesday morning and was receiving chemotherapy Tuesday afternoon. Now, I admit I am not fluent in the American medical system but I know my mom had weeks of tests and meetings, fuck there was even a chemo class she had to go to before receiving treatment! I don't find it realistic that she would b
“It would be impossible for any God to ignore that many
prayers, that much love.
He would have to let her live”.

Maybe One Day was a beautifully written story full with hope, heartache and purposeful relationships. If you know my reading style by now, you know that I love picking up books once in a while which shatter your heart in a million pieces and ones which keep you sobbing away in the middle of the night. Maybe One Day was just the emotional endearing book I had been in the mood for. Melissa
Laurence R.
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book destroyed me.
Aug 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-arc, arc
Nose Graze — Young Adult book reviews

I almost didn't read Maybe One Day , and oh my god that would have been a massive mistake! I think my problem was that I like romance books, and this is not a romance; it's about friendship. Those kinds of books usually don't get me as excited as romances. Then I just woke up one day a few weeks later and was like, "Wait a minute.. this book sounds good!" So I downloaded it and read it. THANK GOODNESS FOR WEIRDLY IMPULSIVE THOUGHTS!!!

Maybe One Day has one

Most "cancer books" I've read have either been semi-enjoyable or just plain bad (I recently read Side Effects May Vary which was horrible, and The Fault in Our Stars was cute but lacking), which is why I went into Maybe One Day slowly but surely. Then again, I'm just not the kind of person who reads books about illnesses (they usually make me bawl my eyes out), so it could just be that these kinds of books just aren't for me. Or, maybe the right "cancer book" for me is yet to come. It wasn't
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is so sad it's beautiful. I loved Zoe and Olivia so much!!
This book will forever have a special place in my heart.

Song listened to while reading:
Natalie Taylor - Come to This
Jaime Arkin
”We're not going to be dancers, but one day our lives are going to be amazing, Zoe. Totally amazing.”

Where do I even start. I don’t cry when I read books – I just don’t. I may feel sad and all melancholy for a bit, but I can count on one hand how many books I’ve read where tears were involved. This is now one of them. If you go into this book expecting it to be a book about cancer, well it’s not…not really. At least it wasn’t for me. Instead, it’s about friendship, it’s about love, it’s about s
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Maybe One Day is only the second "cancer book" I've read but, just like The Fault in Our Stars, it made me tear up. Only, unlike Green's renown novel, Kantor's latest is a little less humorous, a little less romantic, and has a little less to take away from it too. Where Maybe One Day excels is in its portrayal of friendship. Olivia and Zoe, two high school juniors, have been best friends since the age of four. Ever since they met in dance class, they've had the type of friendsh
Lara (Bookish_turtle)
Meh. It was okay, it just didn't click for me. A fairly typical cancer book on my opinion.

Zoe the MC was a bit annoying, but not enough for me to hate her. She was just kinda annoying in the background of my mind through the whole thing, but she never did anything for me to dislike her outright.

Olivia was nice, but though I hate to say it, she did kind of become her illness. I just know close to 0 about her character, and I know quite a lot about her leukemia. I think these priorities are the wr
Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
17-year-old Zoe and Olivia have been best friends since the age of four when they began taking ballet together, and even after they got kicked out of their ballet class, they still stayed just as close.
Then one day Olivia phones Zoe with bad news – she has leukaemia. Now it’s a waiting game.
Can Olivia recover from the leukaemia? Will she need a bone marrow transplant? And wi
Jan 07, 2014 rated it really liked it

This book...I don't think I have any tears left because the last 10% or maybe a little bit more I cried. I'm not talking about slow tears going down or even just my eyes getting teary, I'm talking full on ugly cry. I had to stop reading because I couldn't see the words anymore. Don't let the fact that it's a tear-jerker dissuade you from reading Maybe One Day though. My goodness no, this story is not sad all the way through at all.

Maybe One Day is about two friends who have been friends for
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This heart-breaking story about friendship really got to me. It starts out all hopeful, but soon it just keeps on getting worse and worse, making the reader worried about both Zoe and Livvie. I also really liked this book because it also taught a lesson of how when someone knocks you over with your passion, it doesn't mean you can't get back up and enjoy your passion anymore. Overall, this is one of my favorite books and I wish that one day there will be a movie. ...more
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read this a little over a year ago and I absolutely loved it! I definitely recommend this book!
Long Live Wonderland
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 1-or-2-stars
Not my style...
Mar 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Instead of focusing on romance like The Fault in Our Stars, Maybe One Day revolves around the friendship between Zoe and Olivia. Zoe always thought she and Olivia would be together forever. Through getting into one of the most prestigious dance academies in New York, getting cut from said dance academy, and trying to figure out what to do with their lives afterward, they have stuck side by side for as long as Zoe can remember. Until one day Olivia learns that she has leukemia, and Zoe has no ide ...more
Kylie Amber
3.5 stars
Zemira Warner
Aug 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Everybody knows how much I love to read realistic stories. I can never get tired of them. At first I didn't want to read Maybe One Day because the first cover was giving me some fantasy/paranormal vibes. I didn't read the blurb so I ignored it altogether. And then one day, the cover was changed and I had to read the blurb. Once I did, I knew I would be reading it sooner of later. It turned out to be later because I didn't read the book for months. I'm not even sure why that happened.

Zoe and Oli
Biena (The Library Mistress)
I don't know if I can say that I really finished this book because I literally just thoroughly skimmed through the middle and just read the first 10 and last 10 chapters and mind you, I'm definitely NOT that kind of LAZY reader but this book made me one. I hate it so much I just did what I can do to really finish it.

I rarely give low ratings because if I don't like the book, I try to put myself into the mind of its target audience and review it as such but this one is just too disappointing. I
Hazel (Stay Bookish)
Actual rating: 4.5. There were tears! Loved how it depicted such a beautiful and strong friendship between Zoe and Olivia! Review to come!
Michelle Wrona
*4.5 star rating*

"Cancer. How could my friend have cancer? Cancer killed people. But Olivia wasn't going to die. We were sixteen. People who are sixteen, people you've known your whole life, don't die of cancer. Why not? asked an ugly, scary voice in my brain. Why don't they die of cancer? "Because," I said out loud, the sound of my voice startling in the quiet room. "They don't."

MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. Cancer stories are my favourite contemporary reads. They make me cry, inspire me, and crack
Jul 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, arc
Originally posted at:

I received this one a while ago and it took me a really long time to finally read it. SO MANY REGRETS. While I dislike the fact that it’s compared to The Fault in Our Stars (I think nothing can really compare to John Green’s novel), I loved this book. I actually went in thinking I would hate it because of some reviews that I’d read, but thankfully it was the complete opposite. Maybe One Day was full of heart and I couldn’t stop readin

Review originally posted on Rather Be Reading Blog

Have you ever read a book that was completely addicting, really moving (enough to make you cry), and in the end, still had no idea how to rate it?

That’s exactly my relationship with Maybe One Day. On one hand, I was so thrilled to have a strong female friendship portrayed in my young adult literature. And on the other, some rough transitions, offhand comments from the main character (football players learning to rape?), and overlooked charac
Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Disclaimer: I received this e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for my honest opinion.

Bare with me here as there's bound to be a lot of tears that I will disguise as allergies while I write this review.This book was pretty much near perfection for me. As a child I gravitated towards the fictional works of Lurlene McDaniel and Melissa Kantor's One Day Maybe is right in that very same vein. Actually I would argue that they are extremely similar in a lot of ways. The way Maybe One Day sounded w
Jul 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing

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It takes a lot to make me cry and I mean a lot. Some people might say I am cold hearted, this is not true, I feel a great deal about a great many things but I don’t often cry. I have read books that people have sobbed over but not even suffered a lip wobble. For an author to make me cry they have to do a great number of things right, it’s not just about the storyline but the characters and the writing. It has to be super good because I have to lose myself in
Feb 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary-ya
Best friends Zoe and Olivia are devastated when they get kicked out of their ballet school. All their plans of the future seem unreachable now. Then Olivia gets sick and is diagnosed with cancer. Zoe tries to put on a brave face, stay positive for Olivia's sake, because she friend will beat this, she has to.

First, I really love this cover. It's pretty simple at first glance but(maybe I'm reading too much into things because I tend to do that) I like how it seems calm, no wind-blown hair or waves

2.5 Stars

This book is...odd and I feel weird reviewing it. I feel like Karma is going to bite me in the ass if I give this novel anything less than a stellar review. But I can't because I found this novel to be far less than that. It left me feeling bored and apathetic and just all around annoyed. I only found one part containing any redeeming qualities but it's over too soon and everything from there just turned back to mush. Maybe I'm just sick of books surrounding cancer. Or maybe I have
Andi (Andi's ABCs)
Holy broken heart batman! There are very few books out there that can make me have the ugly cry moment and this one has made the list. I cried three, yes, THREE, times reading this…IN PUBLIC! But seriously Maybe One Day may be one of the best friendship stories I have ever read and it was worth all the public humiliation.

Maybe One Day is the story of Zoe and Olivia, two best friends that have a plan for their future. They were both going to become prima ballerinas and live a swanky life in New Y
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