Friday, November 21, 2014

The One Plus One By Jojo Moyes

It's been a month since I read this book. The One Plus One is a lovely story written by British novelist Jojo Moyes. She is an awesome writer and I started loving her books after reading "Me Before You". I am so glad that found a lovely, new, modern author. The story is about a single mom - Jess, her stepson - Nick, her math genius daughter - Tanzie, their dog - Norman and Ed - a man with big problems of his own. Ed decides to offer to drive Jess and her family to Scotland to Tanzie's math competition. This book has a bit of everything, the characters are so real (people with problems, mistakes) and also has valuable life lessons to be learned. 
I laughed, I cried, and I cheered. 
Would definitely recommend to any of my friends, followers!!!

Some of my favorite lines:
"Because even if the whole world was throwing rocks at you, if you had your mother at your back, you'd be okay."

"He felt her injustices more fiercely than he had ever felt anything for himself. He realized, as he held her to him and kissed the top of her head and felt her cling to him, that he would do anything he could to make her happy, and her kids, and to keep them safe and give them a fair chance".

"Do you know what my name is, converted to binary code?"
He looked at her. "Is Tanzie your full name?"
"No. But it's the one I use."
He blew out his cheeks. "Um. Okay. 01010100 01100001 01101110 01111010 01101001 01100101."
"Did you say 1010 at the end? Or 0101?"
"1010. Duh."

“I know I shouldn't be," he murmured, "but I woke up really happy." His face scanned hers. "I mean, like, really, stupidly happy. Like even though my whole life is a disaster, I just...I feel okay. I look at you, and I feel okay.” 

“Convinced that if she wished hard enough, good things would finally happen.” 
Keep yourself happy!!!
Much love
Liuba G


  1. Sounds like an interesting book, I love books with mixed emotions humour, sadness and thrilling Lucy x

    1. It is darling and as you already know Jojo's style you have to read it, you will love the whole story. Have you started to read "Me Before You"??? Liuba x

  2. It sounds good, Liuba. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. I loved this one :) Thank you for your visit Linda x

  3. I'm exhaustead! I have never work my mind as I am doing now!:)) I realised I can't understand English as easy as I expected.... But this is a lesson for me: I will try more hard than I did until now.

    I like that book, as it looks through your post and I'm sure it's how you wrote :) , and I really hope I will find time sometime to read it.

    Tomorrow I have a contest.... Wish me luck!;)

    Have a beautiful weekend, Liuba! Kisses!xxx

    1. My lovely Maria, wishing you best luck with your tomorrow's contest. I am sure you will pass it easy and you will get the best result :)

      Enjoy the weekend doll!!!
      Love you my cute girl, Liuba xxx