We begged and begged and begged. And Gayle Forman and publisher Viking heard us. Viking Children’s Books will release Gayle’s new novella in the Just One Day and Just One Year world on May 29. Just One Night will be a e-book that’s about 50 pages long. You’ll be able to buy it for $0.99 through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iTunes.
“I sensed readers would respond this way, and I even tried writing a longer ending onto Just One Year, but it just sucked all the joy out of it,” Gayle told Publisher’s Weekly. “It felt so anticlimactic. When I started writing Just One Night as its own thing, I realized there was a story to tell. Not just Allyson and Willem and the juicy bits there but all the supporting players, who had been so invested in these two finding each other. They deserved to see Allyson and Willem through. And I realized, the readers did, too.”
Not a bad surprise to hold us over ‘til If I Stay hits movie theaters this August, right?