Aug 142012

Title: Every Day

Author: David Levithan
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 28, 2012
Pages: 336

Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Every Day

From Goodreads:

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.


Talk about the ultimate in creativity and imagination! David Levithan has wowed me yet again with his latest novel, Every Day.

The main character, A, is neither male nor female. A wakes up in a new body in a new life every single day, with no control over his/her surroundings. One morning A could be a surly football player in one town, and the next morning a peppy cheerleader in another town. There are so many different scenarios and characters that A experiences throughout the book that you can’t help but be in awe of David Levithan’s imagination. 

The fact that A is asexual creates an interesting dynamic when he/she meets Rhiannon. Because A’s body changes every day, Rhiannon sees a new physical person each time they hang out. I can only imagine how strange and odd that would feel to be attracted to someone soul-deep but continuously see that soul in a new form. There’s that imagination going to work in overtime :)
In addition to his imagination, David Levithan can simply write. He has this unbelievable ability to weave a seamless story that draws you in from page one and keeps you hooked until the very end. Every Day is like nothing I have ever read before. If you are looking to branch out and read something that makes you think a little deeper, I can’t recommend Every Day enough.

  9 Responses to “Book review: Every Day by David Levithan”

  1. David Levithan is a beautiful writer. I cannot cannot wait to read this one. When I first heard him read a bit in March, I was so totally entranced and wish the book was in my hands when I left.

    “There’s that imagination going to work in overtime.”

    I wish more books did this for us.

    Plus, doesn’t David’s books feel sort of genre-less? When I read “Love is the Higher Law” I totally thought so.

    Great review :)

  2. YES this book was beautiful. Levithan, as you know, = my IDOL!

  3. Wow, this actually sounds incredible. The only D.L. book I’ve read was Dash & Lily, and I was underwhelmed by that (only towards the end, though.) But the premise of this sounds REDONKULOUS. And it sounds angsty. I LOVE ANGST.

  4. I started this one right after finishing Love & Other Perishable Items. I think my brain needed a temporary break because I thought sooo much while I read L&OPI (all the feminism talk!). I put it on hold, but I do intend to pick it back up soon. I hope I’m as entranced with it as you were!

  5. I loved this book because although you can sort of imagine where this book will go, you really don’t know and i think levithan is modern artist.

  6. I am SO excited to read this – I love the idea of this book, and I’m curious to see how David executes it. I love the way he writes!

  7. This is such a crazy cool idea. I can’t even.

    I heard about this in Shelf Awareness and was definitely intrigued. NOW I’m totes interested!

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