Every Day by David Levithan

SummaryEvery 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.

Review: Every Day definitely took me by surprise. It shouldn't have. I've heard nothing but great things about this book, but it's only my second David Levithan book so I didn't know what to think. I liked A as a character. Sometimes he came across as selfish, but for the most part he handled his situation well. I greatly disliked Rhiannon. Her attitude was one of the worst things ever. I think the worst part was that she wasn't overly hostile about certain things, but her reaction in some parts of Every Day got to me. All of that being said, she might have been the most honest character in the entire book. I don't want to spoil anything, but reading Rhiannon made me respect David Levithan so much as a writer. I can't imagine it was easy to write her out the way he did, but he did an excellent job of showing Rhiannon's opinion. With a book like this, where so many characters are introduced, I don't have a "favorite". The character I related to the most was Kelsea. That's all I'm going to say.

I loved the story. Absolutely loved. The idea was unique, and it was done very well. What's funny is I had a bunch of questions about A that I figured would be answered somehow, and suddenly Rhiannon was asking all the questions I wanted answers to. I love when authors do that. To me, this story read like a "find your skin" kind of novel. Obviously, A didn't have his own skin as he kept switching, but it still felt like that kind of book. I liked how the different characters had variety. Single people, people in relationships, pretty people, not pretty people, happy people, and people with issues. This book was phenomenal. I definitely recommend it.

5 howls


Ruth Hill said…
I have not heard of this book--might be an interesting read. I have to look it up.