Two best friends face the hardest future of all -- a future without each other. In the tradition of 'The Fault in Our Stars', critically acclaimed author Melissa Kantor. Maybe One Day To read e-books on the BookShout App, download it on: in Our Stars, critically acclaimed author Melissa Kantor masterfully captures the joy . Search. Maybe One Day ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Melissa Kantor A person's whole life, she's lucky to have one or two real friends. Friends who are.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Kantor, Melissa. Maybe one day / Melissa Kantor. — First edition. pages cm. Summary. Melissa Kantor (Goodreads Author) To ask other readers questions about Maybe One Day, please sign up. Popular .. So I downloaded it and read it. THANK. Melissa Kantor has 12 books on Goodreads with ratings. Melissa Kantor's most popular book is Maybe One Day.
With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. In the tradition of 'The Fault in Our Stars', critically acclaimed author Melissa Kantor masterfully captures the joy of friendship and the agony of loss. Zoe and Olivia have always been best friends. And becoming professional ballerinas has always been their goal.
View 1 comment. Jan 07, Sabriena rated it really liked it. This book I'm not talking about slow tears going down or even just my eyes getting teary, I'm talking full on ugly cry. I had to stop reading because I couldn't see the words anymore. Don't let the fact that it's a tear-jerker dissuade you from reading Maybe One Day though. My goodness no, this story is not sad all the way through at all. Maybe One Day is about two friends who have been friends for alm This book Maybe One Day is about two friends who have been friends for almost their whole lives, they are the best that friends could be, they danced ballet together, and did everything together.
Livvie ended up getting sick, which they thought was the flu. It turned out to not be the flu at all and a lot more serious than they expected or dreamed. Zoe is there for her every single step of the way and also dealing with the new way their friendship is, finding her feelings out and how she can go on doing things when Olivia is sick at home or in the hospital. The twos relationship is fantastic because Zoe does stick with Olivia through the whole thing.
They have their ups and downs and it just seemed real to me. Their jokes, their fights, the way they bond, it was all just so real. One of the reasons that I was wishy washy about reading this book after I had been accepted for the eARC was this sentence in the summary: It's not.
It's totally not. While it does touch on the romantic relationship of Zoe and Calvin a tiny bit, the focus is Zoe and Olivia's friendship. There was a part of the book that I didn't agree with at all. I mean, it's kind of messed up and a huge stereotypes to people that play sports.
I know that Zoe is pretty angsty at times but, was that necessary? That was the only thing that annoyed me about Maybe One Day though. Everything else was fantastic. Time passes. Jun 04, Erin rated it it was amazing. This heart-breaking story about friendship really got to me.
It starts out all hopeful, but soon it just keeps on getting worse and worse, making the reader worried about both Zoe and Livvie. I also really liked this book because it also taught a lesson of how when someone knocks you over with your passion, it doesn't mean you can't get back up and enjoy your passion anymore. Overall, this is one of my favorite books and I wish that one day there will be a movie. Karakterleri de sevdim.
Mar 30, Thomas rated it liked it Shelves: Zoe always thought she and Olivia would be together forever. Through getting into one of the most prestigious dance academies in New York, getting cut from said dance academy, and trying to figure out what to do with their lives afterward, they have stuck side by side for as long as Zoe can remember.
Until one day Olivia learns that she has leukemia, and Zoe has no idea what to do. Unsure of how to function in school without her best friend, Zoe ends up teaching Olivia's dance class for disadvantaged kids and trying to keep her act together until Olivia gets better.
But when Olivia's condition worsens Zoe realizes that what she thought she would always have - her best friend at her side - is not a guarantee anymore. I liked Maybe One Day. Melissa Kantor wrote Zoe and Olivia's friendship with honesty and emotion, and I came close to tearing up once while reading the book. She did a good job of portraying Olivia's battle with leukemia by incorporating just the right amount of detail, and Zoe's voice stayed consistent throughout the story. However, I felt that so much more could have been done with Maybe One Day.
Zoe's relationship with dance, Olivia's religious parents, and Zoe's attraction to Calvin all could have improved with more development. Perhaps Kantor could have spent more time showing Zoe rekindling her passion for dance, or maybe she could have created more room for conversation between Zoe and Calvin about how they felt regarding Olivia's illness or their emotions for one another in general.
The concept of God came into the story a few times, but it felt as if Kantor dropped it in to make us think just a little bit, instead of developing the idea of religion as a solid theme in the book. The writing, while nice and non-distracting, did not convey the emotional depth of the characters well enough for me to genuinely care about them.
Overall, a decent read, but not one that will stick with me like The Fault in Our Stars or other young-adult works of realistic fiction. Recommended for those who want a story about cancer or strong friendship between two girls. Thank you to The Midnight Garden for a free copy of this book! Everybody knows how much I love to read realistic stories. I can never get tired of them. I didn't read the blurb so I ignored it altogether.
And then one day, the cover was changed and I had to read the blurb.
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Once I did, I knew I would be reading it sooner of later. It turned out to be later because I didn't read the book for months. I'm not even sure why that happened. Zoe and Oli Everybody knows how much I love to read realistic stories. Zoe and Olivia were inseparable. They've been friends since they were little.
They were thinking about being professional dancers one day and living in Manhattan together and then Olivia got sick. What seemed to be a simple case of flu, turned out to be leukemia. Now both girls need to find a way to stay strong despite everything that's going on. Maybe One Day was a hard book to read. I'm still not sure what to say about it. I did cry towards the end a lot. I was expecting it because Kantor did prepare us for the worst. I was waiting for it to happen a lot sooner but I'm glad it didn't.
Zoe was impulsive and in the moment type of person while Olivia was usually the kinder person who was well liked in every circle.
They complimented each other in every possible way. Their friendship was the center of this novel.
Nothing else came even close. Not even the romance which was believable and hot despite the fact Zoe and Calvin not having a lot of scenes. He was suck a good guy I found myself wishing he was a bigger part of the novel even tough it was obvious he would be there for Zoe, no matter what. I'll be on the lookout for other Melissa Kantor books because she proved herself as a writer with this wonderful story about friendship.
I don't know if I can say that I really finished this book because I literally just thoroughly skimmed through the middle and just read the first 10 and last 10 chapters and mind you, I'm definitely NOT that kind of LAZY reader but this book made me one. I hate it so much I just did what I can do to really finish it. I rarely give low ratings because if I don't like the book, I try to put myself into the mind of its target audience and review it as such but this one is just too disappointing.
I I don't know if I can say that I really finished this book because I literally just thoroughly skimmed through the middle and just read the first 10 and last 10 chapters and mind you, I'm definitely NOT that kind of LAZY reader but this book made me one. I really felt awful through out my reading experience, not just because of the horrible main character or the condition Olivia is in, frustration is what really made me feel bad, I just wanted this book to be good so bad, I tried to forget about how annoying the narrator is.
Some reminders: This is not a dance book. This book is not primarily about friendship 3. This book is about a boy and a girl and their love story. I had nightmares after reading this book. Detailed review to follow.
Jul 10, Hazel Stay Bookish rated it really liked it Shelves: Actual rating: There were tears! Loved how it depicted such a beautiful and strong friendship between Zoe and Olivia! Review to come! Apr 13, Michelle Wrona rated it it was amazing Shelves: How could my friend have cancer? Cancer killed people.
But Olivia wasn't going to die.
We were sixteen. People who are sixteen, people you've known your whole life, don't die of cancer. Why not? Why don't they die of cancer? Cancer stories are my favourite contemporary reads.
They make me cry, inspire me, and crack my heart every single time. That's not the only positives of them--there's many more. Melissa Kantor has absolutely created a gorgeous petrifying read about loss and friendship, and both of those mixing together. The Darlings series by Melissa didn't really please me. It compared too much to Joanna Philbin's Daughters trilogy, and I didn't see the main idea very well.
But when this was released, it got critically acclaimed very quickly and most reviewers were saying that this is the best book of And it really is. In order to read this book, you need to have a good amount of patience. If you don't, well then you'll be crying every minute.
You need to have patience with the author and protagonist because nothing will happen quickly. These types of stories are slow-paced, and that's the way they're meant to be.
You can't be expecting a fast-paced roller coaster with plot twists every two pages. These stories need to build and build up to become something heart-pounding and scary at the same time.
This book is about two dancers slash best friends, Olivia and Zoe. They have been friends for over a decade, and there's no signs of slowing down. When they get kicked out of their studio, they're both devastated but Olivia moves on faster. They both have big plans for their futures involving each other, and when Olivia gets sick with leukaemia, that all changes.
She begins to miss months of school because of chemo-therapy, and Zoe slowly begins to break without her best friend by her side. Then Zoe begins to fall for Olivia's crush, Calvin. Zoe keeps on telling herself that Olivia will make it through this, and everything will slowly go back to normal.
But the alternative ending is still haunting her all the time. I was broken after reading this book. I cried like crazy and I felt so broken like I was Zoe.
This is a very sad but happy book at the same time. Zoe's voice makes everything seem like it's okay and her and Olivia's friendship will always be there. The bond that they have was so unbreakable and so beautiful and I'm absolutely jealous. Olivia and Zoe had one of the most powerful friendships that I've ever read about.
Together, their voices made the bookish world a better place. This book was amazing. The plot was very real and beautiful. The beginning was the only flaw. Everything wasn't sorted out correctly and it fell apart, but the middle and the struggles that the characters had built everything back up and made up for the struggle that the plot had in the beginning. It got stronger by every page, and by the end, my heart was racing and I was unable to leave the book's pages.
Zoe's voice stuck with me, and is still stuck with me to this day. I received an unforgettable book hangover, and I felt like I was in their world for a long time. Zoe's voice makes you feel like you're living the pain and struggle that the characters were going through, and it's so difficult to pretend like you never read this book.
I was seriously broken because of the not-knowing-part. Not knowing how Zoe moved on, and how her life came to be in the end without Olivia. I can't stand to think Zoe without Olivia. It's like one shoe without the other. It just doesn't fit. So as you can see, the characters formed a very relatable relationship with me.
I learned to love them. Zoe was such a strong person, much stronger than I would ever be. She was depressed and tiring out before the end of the book, but she stayed strong and stayed with her best friend until she left her for the angels.
She didn't show her hurting and it was all stuck inside her, slowly falling apart. Olivia was an angel. She was beautiful, and she was amazing and such an inspiration, although she is fictional. I can tell that many people could look up to her and her passion and strength. She knew her time was coming, but she lived her live according to the amount of time she had left, and didn't think about it, although the people around her were slowly hurting inside.
I loved her and you will, too. The romance wasn't needed in this book. I disliked Calvin, and Zoe certainly deserved better. This type of book written by this author didn't need that, but it didn't bother me too much that it was there.
The ending was predictable, but I loved it. You'll love this one. Jul 10, Rabiah rated it really liked it Shelves: Originally posted at: I received this one a while ago and it took me a really long time to finally read it.
Especially at the start of the book. She seemed to constantly make it all about her when her friend was sick. I mean, come on. But making it about you? Not cool. There was also the whole language thing.
But when it becomes part of your vocabulary and you put it in every sentence then it becomes a problem. However, what I did absolutely love was their friendship: Cars pulled in and out of the parking lot, and kids rumbled from the building, taking the stairs two at a time as they raced into the liberty of the afternoon.
The sky over my head was almost painful blue, the grass a bright and vivid green. It was a crisp, beautiful, perfect fall day. All that beauty was completely wrong. The sky should have been black, the grass withered, the students wailing with grief. Olivia is sick! I wanted to howl. What are you people doing? My friend is sick! It was impossible—the sky, the cars, the kids walking around as if it were a day like any other day. Nothing made any sense.
As a reader you can really see the ups and downs that not only Olivia goes through but also Zoe. In one word, Maybe One Day is powerful. Beautifully written, make sure you have tissues on hand when reading this book: Jul 10, Estelle rated it liked it Shelves: Review originally posted on Rather Be Reading Blog Have you ever read a book that was completely addicting, really moving enough to make you cry , and in the end, still had no idea how to rate it?
On one hand, I was so thrilled to have a strong female friendship portrayed in my young adult literature.
And on the other, some rough transitions, offhand comments from the main character football players learning to rape? They were lifers. So I can only imagine how heartbreaking it was for both of them with Olivia got sick. First you guys are both cut from the New York Ballet Company, and now your partner-in-crime is laying in a hospital somewhere — hoping that treatment can zap this villainous disease out of her system.
She visited the hospital, she called, she even took over her dance class on the weekends and Skyped her in when she could. But most of the time, she feels helpless. Truth is, Zoe was kind of lost before this happened with Olivia. I can imagine how out of control everything felt for her. But I really liked him.
Even when Zoe was difficult, he never stopped trying to be her friend. Nice guy. I could have used more of him to lighten up the book and make his story arc a bit more complete. He felt glossed over, and his chemistry with Zoe was just too good to be ignored.
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Or maybe how the first section of the book was substantially longer than the others making it feel a little uneven? Oct 30, Alexia rated it it was amazing Shelves: I received this e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for my honest opinion. Bare with me here as there's bound to be a lot of tears that I will disguise as allergies while I write this review. This book was pretty much near perfection for me.
Actually I would argue that they are extremely similar in a lot of ways. The way Maybe One Day sounded w Disclaimer: Zoe and Olivia were more than just best friends. They were sisters, not bound by blood,but by love and friendship. Their friendship made me jealous. I wished so badly that I could have had a friend like that at their age. They were there for each other in way that their parents and families couldn't understand.
Olivia's mother had the most problems with the friendship. It was implied that Adriana Greco didn't believe that Zoe was a good influence on her daughter.
Once Olivia starts treatment, it becomes very clear how Mrs. Greco sees Zoe. She sees her daughter's best friend as "just a visitor" That was heartbreaking. No one wants to think that their best friend's mom doesn't like them. It becomes clear what Mrs. Greco's motive is. She's gone into protective mama bear mode. Her entire existence has turned into keeping her immuno-compromised daughter as healthy and germ free as possible.
Back to Zoe and Olivia though, Zoe is the perfect friend. She's unbelievably supportive and she spends hours upon hours visiting Olivia in the hospital. Hospital visits are something no teenager should have to do. Yet Zoe does it. She stays unfailingly loyal to Olivia despite the fact that they are living two different lives. That loyalty is tested when Zoe finds herself dancing and kissing the boy who Olivia has been crushing on.
Zoe takes it a step further by not telling Olivia about it until later, a lot later. I am really, really glad that the inkling of romance was just that, an inkling. I think any more romance would have taken away from the beautiful story of friendship that Melissa Kantor had so carefully crafted. That's a new YA trend that I am loving. In the past, the families of YA characters have been difficult to spot in a book.
I really liked Olivia's brother Jake. He was an amazing brother to Olivia and friend to Zoe. Sometimes the friendship between brother and sister's best friend seems forced,but not in this case.
This book was a very emotional read and by the end of it I was crying so hard I couldn't breathe. I was sobbing pretty loudly and violently. Yes apparently there is a way to sob violently.
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All the feels in this book were intense and amazing. This book will definitely be on my list of my favorite books of It should come as no surprise that I'm giving this book, the full 5 stars. If I could give it six stars, I would. Everyone should go pre-order this book now.
I plan on pre-ordering a finished copy for myself. For this review and more visit my blog It takes a lot to make me cry and I mean a lot. I have read books that people have sobbed over but not even suffered a lip wobble.
It has to be super good because I have to lose myself in For this review and more visit my blog It takes a lot to make me cry and I mean a lot. It has to be super good because I have to lose myself in it so much that it hurts enough to make me feel that amount of emotion.
Maybe One Day made me cry and not just a little bit, a lot. I sniffled most of the way through it and at the end when I put this book down I sat on my sofa and I had a good old cry. Even now as I am writing this review a week after reading this book I have tears in my eyes. I found Maybe One Day to be deeply moving, profoundly effecting and in parts extremely beautiful.
Even when Olivia misses months of school. Even when Zoe starts falling for Calvin, Olivia's crush. Reviews 0 Specifications Please sign in to review this product.
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