Series: Every Day #1
Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers, Random House
Publication date: August 28th 2012
Target Audience: Young Adult
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Length: 322 pages
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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.
“I wake up.”
What can I say about this book? Every Day is without doubt one of my favorite reads this year. It touched me on a level that I think no other book has in a long time. It is such a perfectly original, captivating read full of depth and wisdom. The lyrical writing style brings A’s world to life in an amazingly eloquent and believable way.
Imagine what it would be like to wake up a different person every day. A different gender, a different ethnicity, a different religion, a different sexual orientation. Imagine living and experiencing that persons life for one day and then simply moving on…unable to maintain any sense of relationship…unable to take responsibility for any actions. What sort of a life would that be?
We explore this life with A, our main character who strives to live each day as simply and with as little impact as possible so as not to disrupt the “hosts” life. A comfortably wears any skin, any culture and teaches us a valuable lesson about knowing and accepting ourselves as we are and accepting others for who they are regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, economic status, religion or sexuality. As A postulates…despite it all, as humans, we are 98% the same.
Due to A’s life experience he is smart, aware and most importantly non-judgmental.
Ultimately A must decide how far to go for love, how much to give up…because although love may transcend all, although love may be unconditional…the hard choices we must make in life are not.
This is a book that I think everyone should read…it’s one of those rare books that has the ability to touch something in everyone. David Levithan has just joined the short list of my absolute favorite authors…and I can’t wait to dig my teeth into some of his previous books.
What are you waiting for? Go get this book? And then settle in for a very emotional and thought provoking evening.