Everyday by David Levithan

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! 🙂

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About everburningcinders

So so...where to start? Well, for starters, I can say that I'm one of those kinds of people that don't care about their hair, or desperately need another pair of shoes. In fact, if you see me, you wouldn't notice me at all. I'm just the shadow, sticking to the walls, head buried in a book or eyes glazed over in a daydream. I want to be listened to and I want to be appreciated. My moral in life: Life is life. Believe in it and suck it up. I look forward to meetin' ya all!
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