Dutton Juvenile, 2013
Audience: Older Teens
Source: My Own Bookshelf
I wasn't too sure about this book at the beginning. It seemed a bit... predictable. I LOVED where the author went with it. I was so worried it was going to overrated but it wasn't! It was just as fantastic as everyone said. I am SO excited to read Just One Year.
Also, this made me want to read Shakespeare. It was so important to the storyline and I hadn't read some of the most important plays they were discussing. So I picked up Macbeth and As You Like It. Hopefully I'll work up the determination to read them. But first - Just One Year!
When sheltered American good girl Allyson "LuLu" Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there’s an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up after a whirlwind day in Paris to discover that Willem has left. Over the next year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to terms with the narrow confines of her life, and through Shakespeare, travel, and a quest for her almost-true-love, to break free of those confines.