Just One Day

Gayle Forman, New York Times best-selling author of If I Stay has a new novel coming out Jan. 8, and we have the exclusive first look. Just One Day is the first of a duet, with the companion novel to follow in fall 2013.

Here’s the official description: “Sheltered American good girl Allyson “LuLu” Healey has always followed the rules. Laid-back 20-year-old Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter has never been given too many rules to follow, so he just makes them up as he goes along. But when the two first meet in England at an underground performance of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, there’s an undeniable spark. As they spend just one day together in Paris, that spark bursts into a flame of love, or so it seems to Allyson, anyhow, until the following morning, when she wakes up to discover that Willem has disappeared without a trace. Over the next year, Allyson is forced to come to terms with the narrow confines of the life that has been built for her, and, haltingly at first, through Shakespeare, through travel, and through looking for Willem, to break free of those confines.”

Check out an exclusive excerpt and the cover reveal after the jump:

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