[Review] Every Day

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Title: Every Day

Series: Every Day #1

Author: David Levithan

Genre: Young Adult

Published: August 28, 2012

Source: Purchased for Kindle

Quicklinks: Amazon | Goodreads

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.
What is it about the moment you fall in love? How can such a small measure of time contain such enormity?
Every Day is a moving book about A, who wakes up in a different body for one day only. The way that it's explained in the book is graspable, but it brings up questions that I'm seeking answers for. For example, if he was born that way, does that mean he wasn't actually born into the world, but instead... just ended up existing in that moment? If he was actually birthed, what happens to his body?

Anyway, the story and plot, despite unanswered questions, was perfectly executed. I absolutely loved the diversity of lives and seeing how each one lived was different from the next. It really makes you realize that not one life is the same as another.

I loved A's relationship with Rhiannon. It's beautifully flawed and incapable of a future, a new type of "forbidden love" than I'm used to, but it makes it all the more acceptable. I do really love where the story started going, and I cannot wait to read more. I want things to work out in some way for A, and I do hope things work out with Rhiannon, even after the way he left to go for answers.

I have to be honest, the last scenes, I really hoped that he was in that one body and would use it as a way to find the answers. The fact that A pointed out how perfectly it matched him, made me really hope this, but alas, I was disappointed. I mean, it's not a flaw -- it's the way of the story, and if something like this was going on, it'd be a way of life. It just really tugged at my heartstrings. I just hope there's a way.

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