Series: Every Day #2
Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Random House Kids
Publication date: August 25th 2015
Target Audience: Young Adult
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Romance
Length: 300 pages
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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.
“…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.”
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.