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Us by David Nicholls
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it was amazing

This is the first book I have read by this author and it will certainly not be my last. I loved it so much I ignored a million other things I should have been doing and read it from beginning to end in one day. The story is of a family breaking up and it should have been sad. In fact tears came to my eyes a few times. But overall the book is packed with humour mostly due to the lead character's inability to empathise fully with the rest of the human race. He frequently put me in mind of Don in The Rosie Project. The story is not sentimental and the ending is quite practical. I found myself feeling sorry for the three people involved as though their story was real. Definitely a five star read.
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Reading Progress

September 27, 2014 – Shelved
September 27, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
January 1, 2015 – Started Reading
January 1, 2015 – Finished Reading

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Marianne As always, Phrynne, a great review. I think you put it very well, and I'm glad you loved it too. I recommend One Day but have the tissues ready. I have Starter for Ten and The Understudy in my TBR....

Phrynne I'm putting One Day on my TBR list for starters:)

Belinda Carvalho I've just started, I want to read it and then watch the current BBC adaptation but yes, I thought of Don immediately!

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