– Review: Every Day (Every Day #1) by David Levithan

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Genre: YA Romance, Contemporary, Fantasy

ISBN: 0307931889
Published: August 28th 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Series: #1 (Every Day)
Length: 322 pages
Source: ebook, borrowed via Overdrive

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.

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What really set this book off for me was that I have never read anything like it. Every day, just switching bodies but keeping the same mind is such an unique idea for A, the main character.

What I loved about this novel was the wonderful portrayal of different lives, all simultaneous but different. A gets to see all these different sides and secrets of all these people he “accesses” every day, such as homosexuality, depression, relationships, et cetera, and it is so beautiful. 

Despite the wonderful themes of the novel, I did not like Rhiannon. Rhiannon is the girl that A is desperately, and I mean I’m-following-you-to-your-school-every-day-and-basicallly-stalking-you-desperately, in love with, on the borderline of absolutely psychotic. Yes, I get that she’s special and she understands A, but she did not sit well with me. I also understand that Rhiannon and “true love” was definitely the way to actually set off the plot, but I did not think Rhiannon was worth A’s time. But that’s just me.

Regardless, I still loved the themes and the portrayal of different lives that everyone lives. It really personifies that saying, “Spend a day in my shoes, and you’ll understand.” Or something like that. The novel really makes you think: treat people right, because you don’t know what they’re going through.

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If you’ve read this, what did you think of this book? Leave a comment below!

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