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JUST ONE YEAR
by Gayle Forman

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Young Adult

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Picking up from Just One Day, Forman gets into the mindset of complicated Dutch actor Willem. It’s another epic novel, literally spanning the globe, with sharp writing and great characters. Willem is a playboy, but his relationship with his mother is lovely to watch.

Willem wakes up battered and bruised with no idea where he is or what has happened to Lulu, the girl of his dreams. With the help of his friends, he journeys to find her. This is no easy task since he doesn’t know her real name — only the nickname he gave her. Traveling the world and bumping into some girls he’s hurt in the past opens his eyes on his quest to find true love, making him wonder what his intentions toward Lulu really were after their night together. (DUTTON, Oct., 336 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9780525425922, HC, 14 & Up)

Reviewed By: Lauren Spielberg

Publisher: DUTTON

Published: October 2013

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