By Gabriella Cafaro '22
In the novel, One Day in December by Josie Silver, protagonist Laurie is pretty sure that love at first sight does not exist and only appears in the movies. But one snowy day in December, she sees a man who she instantly knows is the one for her on the bus. When their eyes meet, a struck of electricity runs through Laurie and suddenly, her bus drives away. Her feelings were so deep that she went on a search for him for the next year.
Laurie’s roommate and best friend Sarah unknowingly ends the search for Laurie’s “mystery man” by finding Jack and falling in love with him herself. Laurie cares deeply for Sarah and wants to see her happy, so she decides to tell her heart not to love Jack. However, Jack feels the same deep connection to Laurie. He doesn’t act on his feelings because he feels that Sarah is the total package and he doesn’t want to give her up. Laurie accepts that she needs to move on, while Jack turns into a bigger jerk. However, Laurie and Jack do end up together after all at the end of the novel.
I felt that One Day in December by Josie Silver was not the most interesting to read. I found that the beginning of the book was definitely too slow. I felt that the beginning was repetitive and sort of boring. Overall, it was just not one of my favorites to read. Alongside the other book choices Bonnie Bluestockings have read, this is definitely one that not many enjoyed.