This is not my review of Maybe One Day, but I just needed to share my excitement about this book NOW!
I’ve read a lot of HarperCollins books this year, and unfortunately a lot of them have fallen very, very flat for me. So when I found a HarperCollins book that TOTALLY ROCKED MY WORLD, I knew I had to share it with you guys!
Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor
Zoe and her best friend, Olivia, have always had big plans for the future, none of which included Olivia getting sick. Still, Zoe is determined to put on a brave face and be positive for her friend.
Even when she isn’t sure what to say.
Even when Olivia misses months of school.
Even when Zoe starts falling for Calvin, Olivia’s crush.
The one thing that keeps Zoe moving forward is knowing that Olivia will beat this, and everything will go back to the way it was before. It has to. Because the alternative is too terrifying for her to even imagine.
In this incandescent page-turner, which follows in the tradition of The Fault in Our Stars, Melissa Kantor artfully explores the idea that the worst thing to happen to you might not be something that is actually happening to you. Raw, irreverent, and honest, Zoe’s unforgettable voice and story will stay with readers long after the last page is turned.
Maybe One Day is a cry book if I’ve ever seen one. It’s well written, it’s interesting, and will make you SOB SOB SOB! It deals with an amazing, beautiful friendship that has me insanely jealous. Why don’t I have a best friend like Olivia or Zoe? I want one! Where can I get one? Who wants to be my new BFF?
It also deals a lot with death and how a teenager has to think about death as a real and upcoming possibility. Olivia struggles to accept that her dreams may not come true and she may never experience the future she’s dreamed about. SOB!!
The synopsis compares Maybe One Day to The Fault in Our Stars, which I have not read, but now I am suddenly dying to read it! If there’s anything out there that’s close to the awesomeness of this book, I want in on it!
If you like a good cry book, this book is for you.
If you like a book about an amazing friendship, this book is for you.
If you like a book that isn’t dominated by romance, this book is for you.
If you like a book about letting old dreams go and forging new ones, this book is for you.
I’m so, so glad that I read Maybe One Day and this book makes me really hopeful about Harper’s other upcoming contemporary books! I hope they rock just as hard!
So if you’re like me and have been a bit wary of Harper books lately, HAVE NO FEAR! Maybe One Day is amazing and is DEFINITELY worth picking up!