Friday, September 7, 2012

Every Day by David Levithan

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.

First line:
"I woke up."

Very unique story.
A love story from the viewpoint of a different person. Every day.
"A" wakes every morning in a different teen body. "A" can access memories of the host's body and figure out the daily routine. "A" is very conscientious of not getting in the host in trouble, going along with the flow, until "A" meets Rhiannon. "A" falls in love with her and wants to see her everyday. But every day "A" is someone new. How will this work out?
Each chapter gives us the day number (6028) and the person and soon the person's life. One parent, grandparent, clothing, school, friends, obese, gay, depressed etc. Yes, Levithan shows us extremes of teen society but he writes their stories well.
"A" is respectful to the host body and family. Sometimes he helps them, other times he restrains himself from teaching them a lesson.
The ending was abrupt, like there is a sequel. I loved the ending with "A" and Rhiannon. Very thoughtful.
I couldn't put this book down.

Rating PG 15
V: No
L: No
S: No. Gays kissing. A non-detailed make-out session

Clean read. No sexual details, no language,
Intriguing story
Explored a little bit of different teen societies
Gift at the end

"A" couldn't stop thinking/seeing/obsessing about Rhiannon
Trying to get Rhiannon to break up with her boyfriend


Thanks Netgalley!

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