5 stars · fiction · romance · young adult

Every Day by David Levithan

Every Day

author : david levithan

pages : [hardcover] 336

memorable quote : “I wake up thinking of yesterday. The joy is in remembering; the pain is in knowing it was yesterday.” 

favorite characters : a & rhiannon

summary :

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.

review :

I’ve been looking forward to reading this book for so long! I’ve heard nothing but good things about it but even before that the entire concept of Every Day was fascinating; how are you supposed to build a love story if the main character doesn’t stay the same any two days in a row? Not just that: A doesn’t have control over whether he’s a girl or a boy, which makes things even more complicated.

A is such a sweet character, even with all of the complexities. A always strives to leave each person he inhabits exactly the same as they were the day before, without interfering in their lives or making anything any worse for them. This also means that A is susceptible to experiencing all of the horrible parts a person’s life can contain and, sometimes, not being able to do anything about that.

This is a book that will hook you in and not allow you to stop reading until you’ve reached the end. And what an ending this has. This book will make you laugh, cry, and experience both the horrors and the hope of humanity. David Levithan has definitely executed this idea perfectly and this is now one of my favorite books of all time. I recommend this for anyone; there are so many important themes and ideas here that no one should miss!

5/5 stars

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6 thoughts on “Every Day by David Levithan

  1. It did not take much coaxing to convince me to read David Levithan’s new novel, Every Day . While I was initially pulled in by the book’s description — “Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.” — I ultimately kept reading because of Levithan’s masterful ability to craft a wonderful story. Full disclosure: I cried upon reading the last few pages, which does not happen often.

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