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 attached.
Avoid being noticed.
Do not interfere.
Then A wakes 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 after day.
When I picked this book up, I had quite high hopes for it. The settings sounded super cool and unique and I was interested on how David Levithan would make it work for the plot. I was, overall, pretty satisfied and happy. The book even managed to coax a tear from me in the very end.
It was complicated to develop A’s personality while he kept on changing bodies but Levithan managed it very well. I was hooked onto the different situations (or bodies) A kept on finding himself in; a drug addict, a person biologically female, gendered male, the diversity just kept rolling in. It was also interesting too, how Levithan explored A’s thoughts on his/her gender. He managed to capture a true streak of selflessness in A’s personality while also making him different from a Mary Sue.
The only thing I can complain about are the beginning and end. They both felt a bit rushed for some reason, the beginning more than the end. It felt a sudden how A suddenly fell in love with this girl, like bam, straight away. In one day. Well, not like I can say anything about it, I haven’t exactly been in the same situation. The ending also seemed a bit sudden but maybe that added to the charm of it. It might’ve been used to Levithan’s advantage to highlight A’s lifestyle, to give us a true taste of how things can change, shift and move away for somebody like him who lives (literally) very different days.
Overall, I enjoyed the novel; it was a fairly good read and I recommend it for people looking for an interesting and different read, which still incorporates the old elements of drama and romance. Happy reading! 🙂