Friday, August 24

Every Day by David Levithan

Every Day by David Levithan
Release Date: August 28, 2012
Publisher: Knopf Books For Young Readers
Age Group: Young Adult

Pages: 336

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

Every morning, A wakes in a different person’s body, a different person’s life. 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.

My Thoughts: My very first Levithan book! I expected something really brilliant and magnificent things from this novel. While it was ok, I never felt the magic others have.

We are introduced to A who gets to change bodies everyday. Everyday is a new day for A. He becomes a new person and gets to live a day in their live. He is never the same person twice. He’s not even technically he, since we never really know what sex he is, but I’m going to refer to A as he so I don’t have to call him or her “this person.”

This sounds pretty cool, right? And the concept really is.

He then wakes up in a body of a boy named Justin. Justin is a douchebag. He doesn’t appreciate what he has, kind of a slacker. He has a girlfriend named Rhiannon.  A likes Rhiannon from the moment he meets her. He enjoys the day with her.

Than, the next day he contacts her again as someone else. And this becomes the plot of the story. A falls more and more in love with her and she has feelings for him as well, no matter who he is.

Everyday was an interesting concept, it really was. I just didn’t love this story. I don’t know. I appreciated it for what it was, but I didn’t love it. And, the ending, ouch. Wasn’t what I was expecting.

Everyday was interesting to say the least. I can see where some people will absolutely adore it, while others will finish it (like me) and then think to themselves,  thats it? And then what?

Overall: Yes, I can see the bigger picture of this novel. I really can. But I just don’t love it as much as everyone else. You should give the novel a chance anyway and see what you think of it.  Thought I would love this one, but a bit let down. I’ll give another Levithan novel a try and see if I like something else better.

Cover: Its okay. Kind of plain.

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1 comment:

Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

Sorry to hear that you didn't love it. I'm a bit scared of the ending, but I find the concept extremely fascinating. Thanks for sharing your thoughts :)

 

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