Posts Categorized: All Aboard For Europe

Oct 13
Review: Just One Year by Gayle Forman

Review: Just One Year by Gayle Forman

I have been dying to read Just One Year ever since I read the last word of Just One Day.  (You can see my review of that book here.)  Just One Day gave such a realistic portrayal of love and heartbreak, and it took us through Allyson’s (Lulu’s) journey as she struggled to get over Willem.  And then that last moment of Just One Day when he opened up the door… What an amazing cliffhanger!  It left me so eager… Read more »


Mar 22
Review: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Review: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

“So Lulu?  What do you say?  You want to go to Paris?  For just one day?”  Fortunately for us, Lulu (née Allyson) says yes.  Good thing for Gayle Forman, too; otherwise her book would have ended on page 30.  High-school student, Allyson, impulsively takes off for Paris with Willem, a Dutch actor whom she’d just met in England.  She spends the day and night with him, and in the morning he’s…gone.  Allyson is shattered and flees Paris.  These events are… Read more »


Feb 28
Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

I’ll admit it.  I did not believe I would love The Fault In Our Stars.  Yes, I’d read all of the rave reviews.  But a book about kids dying of cancer?  And not only would I love this book, but it was going to make me laugh, too?  Well, this doubting Thomas is here to tell you that my answers are a very emphatic YES and YES. “Cancer books suck.”  So says sixteen year-old Hazel, the wise beyond her years… Read more »