Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Every Day

by David Levithan


In his New York Times bestselling novel, David Levithan introduces readers to what Entertainment Weekly calls a "wise, wildly unique" love story about A, a teen who wakes up every morning in a different body, living a different life.

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, bestselling co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, 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.

My Thoughts:

Imagine waking up everyday with absolutely no idea what to expect.  That is A.'s life. A. wakes up and has to figured out if he (and I use the term loosely) is a girl or a boy, if he is short or tall, where he is now living in the world, and so many more things.  This has been A.'s life and he has learned to adapt to it.  He tries to live a version of the person whose life he has for the day as close to normal as possible and most of all tries to not interfere because his biggest fears are that someone will find out about him or that he will ruin someone's live permanently.  That is until he meets Rhiannon and all the rules that he made no longer seem that important.  After a full day with Rhiannon, A. starts to really think about what he is missing out on and decides that what he wants more than anything is a relationship with Rhiannon and for her to know the truth about him.  Telling Rhiannon presents its own set of problems, mainly that it is a hard truth to believe and it takes a few days of A. in completely different bodies to finally convince her of the truth. As A. and Rhiannon grow closer they are faced with Rhiannon's difficult to see A. through the varies bodies that he inhabits.  David Levithan's Every Day makes you question so many things.  On one hand you want A. to have a real life and be able to fall in love and stay with that person but on the other hand you want A. to stick to his moral code and not take someone's life away from them.  You want Rhiannon and A. to connect and be a couple but at the same time you are right there with Rhiannon questioning how you can love a physically different person every single day.  This book doesn't try to figure out how to fix A.'s life; it's not about the how or even the why and frankly if the author had tried it would have been a very different book.  This book is about hope and the many versions of love that are out there.

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