One Day by David Nicholls is a delightfully engaging fictional read. Featuring a unique writing style that only tells the tale on one specific day. Dexter and Emma first meet each other on July 15th, and during this one encounter the two realize that they can not forget each other. Nicholls then shows a glimpse of each characters’ life on the anniversary of the day the two first met. This means that over time the reader is able to see how each character has grown over the years while still remaining close to each other. Nicholls does a great job with his character development, giving a wide range of emotions from humor to serious life issues. A well written novel with a surprising twist at the end.