Monday, November 19, 2012

Book Review #227 - Every Day by David Levithan

Every Day
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 Rating: 4/5
The premise of this book is what initially drew me in and having read and loved alot of the authors previous works, I knew I would enjoy this book.
I was more interested in the fact that A wakes up in a new body everyday than I was with the love aspect. This is why I couldn't give this book five stars.
I didn't like Rhiannon as much as I was meant to. I think she had fascinating aspects to her, but I just didn't feel any connection between her and A.
I liked the variety of people that A was during the course of the novel. Not only was he both male and female, but he was also a drug addict, an obese person, someone planning suicide and alot more.

1 comment:

  1. I wasn't as into the love part either, preferring the different lives A experiences and the insight that gives to the human condition in general.