Sarah Marie
Sarah Marie asked Gayle Forman:

What made you decide to write a novella for the Just One Day books?

Gayle Forman I thought at the end of Just One Year you all would be able to intuit exactly what happened, as clearly as I had. As I told my readers, Just One Year was like a table that I'd set: all the beautiful china and platters of delicious food. You close the book and gorge.

Then my readers told me that no, it wasn't like that at all. Just One Year's ending was like being invited into the kitchen where a delicious dinner was cooking. You could smell all the smells but not taste anything.

Which sounded horrible and mean. So I sat down to write out the ending to see how it came out and I realized that it needed to be written, not just to satisfy frustrated readers, but because the other characters in Just One Day and Just One Year, those who had helped Allyson and Willem get their shit together, they deserved to see how it all played out.

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