Just One Night by Gayle Forman | Mini Book Review

June 10, 2014 Book Review, Young Adult 3 ★★★★★

Just One Night by Gayle Forman | Mini Book ReviewJust One Night by Gayle Forman
Series: Just One Day #2.5
Also in this series: Just One Day, Just One Year
Published by Viking Children's Books on May 29, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Romance
Pages: 40
Format: eBook
Source: Bought from Amazon
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5 Stars
After spending one life-changing day in Paris with laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter, sheltered American good girl Allyson “Lulu” Healey discovered her new lover had disappeared without a trace. Just One Day followed Allyson’s quest to reunite with Willem; Just One Year chronicled the pair’s year apart from Willem’s perspective. Now, back together at last, this delectable e-novella reveals the couple’s final chapter.

So… I was not going to review this because it’s so tiny, but HELLO. I was so excited when I found out about this novella! We all know that I was not at ALL happy with how Just One Year ended. I felt betrayed and I was probably the most disappointed I’ve ever been regarding bookish things. But Just One Night saved me. A lot. I love Gayle Forman again, and all is right in the world.

closure

 

THIS is the final chapter we all wanted! And if it had been at the end of Just One Day, I would have been happier than a fat kid on a cruise, partaking in a chocolate buffet (I may or may not have just gotten off a cruise last week that had a chocolate buffet during lunch on the last day…). Really, though, just to have this chapter makes me happy enough. I’m SO GLAD it exists. I’m not going to say much, but let me tell you there are tender moments and steamy moments and answers and everything you could ever hope for. I would have been even happier if this novella were 2-3 times longer, but I know that that’s just not real life. Stories can only be told for so long before the characters need to go and live their own lives off the pages, ya know.

To sum it up, read this novella. If you’re like me and are not a novella fan, make this one allowance. If you’re only going to read one in your whole life, read Just One Night and find out how things really end. Or begin. Because yeah. It’s Allyson and Willem. Thanks, Gayle! My heart is happy now, and I’ve got my closure.

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3 Responses to “Just One Night by Gayle Forman | Mini Book Review”

  1. Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books

    I have mixed feelings about it. I just reviewed it too. I really liked it, but I wish it was the ending of Just One Year. But either way I’m pretty happy that I got this closure. I thought the switching back in perspectives was weird at first, but I got over that.
    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books recently posted…Just One Night (Mini Review)

  2. Kel

    I haven’t read the Just One Day books yet, but it’s good to know if I do, and am ticked off at the end, this novella is there to close it out. Of course, now I want to know why, if it’s such a necessary component to closing out the story, why it wasn’t in one of the two books. :(
    Kel recently posted…The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde (4 stars)

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