Book Review: Another Day (Every Day #2) by David Levithan

Posted August 26, 2015 by Melissa in Book Review | 21 Comments

Book Review: Another Day (Every Day #2) by David LevithanTitle: Another Day
Series: Every Day #2
Also in Series: Every Day
Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Random House Kids
Publication date: August 25th 2015
Target Audience: Young Adult
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Romance
Length: 300 pages
Source: Publisher
Format: ARC
Find It: Goodreads
Buy It: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository
My Rating:

The eagerly anticipated companion to David Levithan’s New York Times bestseller Every Day

In this enthralling companion to his New York Times bestseller Every Day, David Levithan (co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green) tells Rhiannon’s side of the story as she seeks to discover the truth about love and how it can change you.

Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin, even established guidelines by which to live: Don’t be too needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up.

Until the morning everything changes. Justin seems to see her, to want to be with her for the first time, and they share a perfect day—a perfect day Justin doesn’t remember the next morning. Confused, depressed, and desperate for another day as great as that one, Rhiannon starts questioning everything. Then, one day, a stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who made her feel like a real person . . . wasn’t Justin at all.

Book Quotes

“…I read it a lot, whenever I find it in a library. Partly because I find new things every time I read it, but also because these books are always there for me. All of them are there for me. My life changes all the time, but books don’t change. Your reading of them changes–you can bring new things to them each time. But the words are familiar words. The world is a place you’ve been before, and it welcomes you back.”

 Another Day Quote

Why you should Read Another Day

Was Every Day was one of your favorite reads of 2012? Did it give you all the feels?? ♥ I can definitely answer a resounding yes to both of those questions.

(If you haven’t read Every Day yet…just stop right here and go pick it up and read it!! I promise I’ll wait for you!)

Another Day is a wonderful companion and I loved getting to experience everything from  Rhiannon’s perspective. I worried that I might be bored or that the plot might feel tired since it’s essentially the same story as Every Day just from a different perspective. (Despite it being so popular lately – this is my first companion novel read) That worry however, was completely unfounded. There wasn’t a moment where I felt like I was rereading the same story.  Perhaps the two year gap between books helped, but I really think that I would have thoroughly enjoyed this even had I read it right after Every Day.

Levithan‘s writing is just brilliant.  I don’t know what else to say about that.  He really digs deep and comes up with characters that challenge how we think and feel and I love that!

A’s story was so heartbreaking and emotional for me that I just couldn’t stop thinking about Every Day.  Rhiannon’s story in Another Day is almost as compelling but in a very different way.  A has had a whole lifetime to adjust to this situation, while Rhiannon struggles daily with the challenge.

If you love great writing and thought provoking characters and situations, please don’t hesitate to pick this one up.

 

About David Levithan

David Levithan

David Levithan is a children’s book editor in New York City and the New York Times bestselling author of several books for young adults, including Another Day, Every Day, Boy Meets Boy, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green). In 2016, David was named the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award, given to honor an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.

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21 responses to “Book Review: Another Day (Every Day #2) by David Levithan

    • Melissa

      Me too Heidi…and I think the two year gap helped me a lot. I might not have enjoyed it quite as much had I read them back to back.

  1. I was curious if this companion novel was going to be worthy of the first book or not and I’m tickled to hear it IS!!! Great review!! Your’s is the first review I’ve read but I know you’re right 😉 so no need for me read any others!!!

  2. I have an arc of this and I’m not even going to lie, I was a bit nervous to pick it up. I knew it would be good, because HELLO we’re talking about David here, but I was a little worried that I’d feel as though I was reading Every Day all over again. I actually didn’t know it was in the perspective of Rhiannon until I started flipping mindlessly through the pages, but I will say I’m so excited to get back into the world with A. David has beautiful messages engraved in his stories, and I wish his books, especially Every Day weren’t so damn underrated!
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    • Melissa

      Exactly…such beautiful writing and messages! And it is different enough from her perspective that you don’t feel like you are reading the same book!

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