Every Day by: David Levithan (2012)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Genre: Young Adult
Summary: A is a teenager who wakes up every day in a different body. He does his best not to interfere in other people’s lives. Then one day he meets Rhiannon, and everything changes.
Review: Have you read this book yet? If not, go read it. I’m serious. I finally did and I shouldn't have waited so long. I don’t think it is a five star book, I’m giving it four, but it is a notable and can be life altering novel. I know it made me stop and think about my life.
This is a young adult book that every, and I mean every, teenager should read. This book is and has everything. Thought provoking, check. Full of life lessons, check. Interesting, check. Romance, check. Adventure, check. I could go on and on.
So you may be wondering why I am only giving this book four starts instead of five after my last few sentences of nothing but praise. Here is my reasoning. I felt like I would have gotten even more emotionally involved in this book if the relationship between A and Rhiannon didn't grow into love so quickly. I felt like it came a little bit out of left field. Also, I think it could have been a little bit longer, giving us more information on who A is. I’m not saying Levithan didn't give us any answers, he gave us enough, but I would have liked just a few more. In general I wanted a little more depth. Therefore I am only giving it a 4/5, but I still technically think it is a must read.
Now, I have two amazingly awesome things I want to share about this novel. One, the blurring of genders lines in this novel is fabulous. It really makes you pause and think about what really does matter in a person and what makes them who they are. Second, I loved seeing how A reacted when he woke up in different people’s bodies and how he had to adapt. I won’t go into more detail because I don’t want to ruin any of the surprises, but it is very interesting.
This book will make you stop and think about your life, about love, and how you spend every day. I give a round of applause to Levithan and his amazingly unique well written novel. This one will stay with me for a long time.
Rating: 4/5 BUY Every Day