One Day Topics for Discussion

David Nicholls (writer)
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Discuss the importance of communication in the novel "One Day" by David Nicholls. Why is communication so important to Emma and Dexter? How do they correspond? What is the effect of this correspondence?

Discuss the theme of love in the novel "One Day" by David Nicholls. What is love like in the novel? Between which characters does love occur? Where is love strongest? Is the love that exists between Emma and Dexter true love? Why or why not? Provide evidence to support your claim.

In Chapter 5, Emma tells Dexter, "I think our moment passed some time ago." (Chapter 5, p. 98) Is this an accurate statement? Is this a statement repeated again in the book? Why does Emma believe this to be the case?

Discuss the theme of self-discover in the novel "One Day" by David Nicholls as it pertains to Emma and Dexter. In what ways does each character experience self-discovery and grow? How does this affect them and their relationship? Provide evidence to support your claim.

Discuss the theme of friendship in David NIcholls's novel "One Day," especially as it persists between Emma and Dexter. Are Emma and Dexter good friends? In what ways? How does this friendship affect each of their lives? How does this friendship ultimately impact their romantic relationship?

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