Every Day (by David Levithan)

I’ve read Will Grayson, Will Grayson which was written by David Levithan and John Green, and I really liked Mr. Levithan’s writing style, so when the local library added Every Day to their YA collection, I knew I had to read this book, the story seemed very interesting and different.

 

Every Day is one of those books that you’ll think about long after you have read it. It’s unlike any YA book I’ve ever read, the concept was amazing, even though it seems like a crazy, strange plot, it worked, it was a beautiful story. I loved reading every page, and I loved A, the main character, A is so relatable and a kind soul.

 

Synopsis from Every Day

 

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Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.

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.

 

Every Day: Thoughts

 

The minute I read the first sentence, I knew that Every Day was going to be a great book. It’s amazing to see that when A wakes up every day, A is in a different body, a different family, a different gender, every day A is not living the same life. I know, the concept might sound dumb, but Every Day has an underlying message. We tend to judge people on how they look, what they wear, how they talk, instead of really looking at people, not judging them, but really paying attention to them, noticing the great qualities and personalities. There are great, good people that we tend to overlook, or look down on. A wants Rhiannon to understand that, that even though A  looks different, in the end, that shouldn’t matter to Rhiannon, because A is a unique person, A has a personality, just like everybody else, even though every day A looks different.

 

Every Day: A, Rhiannon, Justin

 

The story begins when A wakes up in a body, a boy named Justin. So A does everything that Justin would do, wake up, get ready for school, etc. A meets Rhiannon, Justin’s girlfriend. Justin doesn’t treat Rhiannon right, he ignores her, and doesn’t care about her, and A can see that. A notices how special Rhiannon is, and they spend a fun day together, and A falls in love with Rhiannon. A knows that this isn’t good, because every day A is someone different, and how would that work out in a relationship? Would Rhiannon accept A? Plus, Rhiannon is Justin’s girlfriend, not A’s.

 

Every Day: Plot

As the story goes on, A tries to find a way to be with Rhiannon, but multiple problems arise for Rhiannon and A as they struggle to figure out how this relationship could work. Also, A is getting tired of waking up in a different body, and A wants to stay in a body, stay in a life instead of constantly changing. A wants a life too, not just to be with Rhiannon, but to experience and live like everyone else.

 

To sum up

 

This is such a beautiful book, because when A wakes up in a body, A wakes up to family members, to friends, and you see the lives that A sees, and A is very careful about not wrecking someone else’s life, A is respectful.  That’s telling about A’s personality, what a caring person A is. This book was unique, and different, Mr. Levithan is a creative author, and he wrote an amazing, fantastic story, I highly recommend this lovely book.

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