Some of my very best reads are the Harry Potter series, Lord of the Ring trilogy and A Song of Ice and Fire series.
One Day is not your typical love story and readers who don't like surprises will not enjoy it. It is a very realistic love story that is very dark at times. It will make you laugh, cry and ponder about missed opportunities in life. It's one of those books where the characters still linger long after you've finished reading their story.
Nicholls' unique concept of revisiting the flawed yet endearing Emma and Dex on the same day every year is beautifully crafted in this novel. When I wasn't laughing at their witty banters my heart was breaking because the characters still had a lot of growing up to do and messy situations to clean up. The ending was unexpected but still satisfying (to me at least).
A wonderful, bittersweet read even if it was a struggle to understand some of the British lingo.