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Title: Every Day

Author: David Levithan
Publisher:
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.


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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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