Thursday, September 6, 2012
My Thoughs: What would it like to be A? Every day in a different body, living a new life. Sounds fun for a day or two, but living like that for life? Never knowing who you will be (in) the next day? That's just terrifying. I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.
A doesn't know anything else. Utterly alone. No parents, friends, home. No roots. A soul (?) destined to endless "traveling". A subject to the whim of random fate. No past. No future. Living in a present where every day is a new day.
Every day I am someone else. I am myself - I know I am myself - but I am also someone else. It has always been like this.
David Levithan is a fantastic writer, who has once again created something magical. He had a great idea, he ran with it, and turned into an amazing book. I loved Boy Meets Boy, but Every Day was even better. It's my new favorite from him.
I really liked A, no matter what (s)he looked like/who (s)he was. A was a kind soul and it just wasn't fair that (s)he had to live like that. Rhiannon and A's relationship was interesting to follow, but what I liked best were the "side characters", the lives A visited/borrowed. They were all memorable and worth their own book, each and every one of them. And I just loved how different they were from each other. Healthy. Sick. Homeschooled. Goth. Supermodel looking. Gay. Straight. Transgender.
I'd recommend Every Day if you like bittersweet young adult romance with unique twists. And to fans of David Levithan (obviously) and/or The Time Traveler's Wife. And really just try it!! This book is a true gem!
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.
August 28th 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
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