Every Day: Book Review

Novel: Every Day by David Levithan | Goodreads
Release Date: August 28th, 2012
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format: ARC
Source: BookPeople Teen Reviewing
Challenge: None

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl. 

Every morning, A wakes in a different person’s body, a different person’s life. There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.
It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.

With his new novel, David Levithan has pushed himself to new creative heights. He has written a captivating story that will fascinate readers as they begin to comprehend the complexities of life and love in A’s world, as A and Rhiannon seek to discover if you can truly love someone who is destined to change every day.

(Synopsis and Image from Goodreads)

Willa’s Rambles:

David Levithan has the power of transporting to a new world and making you fall in love with characters in the shortest books I’ve ever read and loved. Every Day is no different. A is a character I will never regret, and his relationship with Rhiannon is one that is unique and beautiful in it’s own way. It tests our definition of love, and shows the extents people are willing to go to spend every day with the person they love.

The concept that David Levithan plays with in Every Day made my mind twist and grow. I was suddenly thinking about how I would handle the idea that I never lived in the same place for more than one day, and was a different person every day – one that already existed. I would’ve probably been an emotional mess, unlike A who handled it with poise and understanding – he had accepted it. At least, until Rhiannon showed up. Then he was challenging everything he knew, and was trying to find a way to defy the system – to find a way to stay.

Although I barely knew anything about A’s history, I cared about him just the same. I wanted to befriend him in my neighborhood Starbucks, have a conversation with him about the local developments across the streets. Rhiannon was the girl we all want to have as our best friend, and one I wish I could meet – even if it was for only one day. So I fully understand why A felt the way he did about Rhiannon – she’s sweet, kind, caring, and funny.

I highly recommend this book – it took the attachment we all feel towards people we love, and tested the limits of it. This book is my favorite book by David Levithan, and I can’t wait until it’s out for the whole world to read, because it’s worth every cent.

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