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Growth mindset this week covers what it is to be resilient. Optimism, ambitious yet realistic, hardworking and having a positive support structure, are just some of the things that helps to make someone more resilient. https://t.co/Qq8mBBd9a3

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Posted on May 14th 2018

Book Review - One Day

One Day, by David Nicholls

 

Dexter and Emma meet on their last day of college, in England, in 1988 and share experiences over their lifetime; sometimes together but mostly apart. Each chapter of this book tells the story of the same day over a twenty year period, July 15th, St. Swithin’s Day

The novel visits these characters lives, year on year, following their geographical relationship as well as their emotional one. The two are somehow always tied together, whether just thinking of the other or in some other tether. As with all stories with a similar theme, the reader knows that they should be together, long before this happens.

At first glance the story strikes a surprisingly similar note to that of ‘When Harry Met Sally’, with a similar format to that of ‘Same time, Next Year’. However, well before the half way mark, it is clear that this story develops away from these, becoming a story of its own; with descriptions and dialogue giving great laugh out loud moments.

Although a funny read, the actual subject matter is not uplifting as it often seems that the characters are determined to be unhappy – especially with the ending leaving me both shocked and unsatisfied (don’t worry, no spoiler alert).

‘One Day’ (a popular selection for club books), is an enjoyable read that is likely to keep you wanting to see how the story of Dexter and Emma plays out. The writing and characterisations are excellent. As long as you go into this book not thinking it’s an upbeat, heart-warming tale, you probably won’t be disappointed.

NB: The author has developed a screenplay from the book and the feature film ‘One Day’ was released in 2011 starring some recognisable actors.

 

By Melisa - Year 9