Written while Drunk on Thoughts

17 Dec 2014

One Day

Seems like the theme of my blog as of late is "Appreciate! Appreciate! Appreciate!". So, might as well continue the streak of appreciation and write something on the romantic novel "One Day". Its  a slightly older "The Fault in Our Stars" but without the illness, death does play a part in this story as well but the 2 characters , Emma & Dexter, had 18 years more than Hazel & Augustus. Not so star-crossed more like both are being idiots not going after someone they knew they wanted all along.

*Spoiler ahead!*

The story started on their undergrad graduation day. The book is essentially describing the lives of Emma & Dexter for that ONE DAY every year for the next 18 years. Its rather predictable. Boy likes girl, girl really likes boy. Life intervene. Didn't get together until 15 years later. Girl dies shortly after.

The story begs the reader to appreciate while sending the message that "What's yours will never go away with time." Although it is a rather cheesy story line, it does serve its purpose on being a constant reminder of living in the present and of course, appreciate. It hits the hearts of many as anyone would have that near missed in romantic love. To me that is not the only reason, it is set around UK: Edinburgh, London, Oxfordshire, and those British reference, London streets, London pubs.

Am not going to lie, tears threaten to shed when I read the letter from Dexter to a deceased Emma, after what seemed like a lifetime of denying the tension and passion with each other, just to get together after all those heartbreaks to have Emma taken away by a car accident. And I am a toughie that only cried once in my reading life.

While this is a sappy love story, I think its quite a good read during this festive season when patience may run thin while busy hustling and bustling over holidays preparation. Or if you are a closet hopeless romantic like me.

No comments :

Post a Comment