by David Levithan
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Available as of August 28, 2012
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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.
Every Day is a remarkable story unlike any other I've ever read. It was unique, heartbreaking and brilliant. It is a story to get lost in. David Levithan went beyond the imaginable and wrote an outstanding novel that left me breathless.
What would you do if you woke up in a new body every day? What would you do if you fell in love with a girl? Would you tell her? Try to be with her? Seek her out? Ignore your feelings? Trust her with your secrets? For A, that is his life. A new body everyday. Then one day he meets a girl. Someone he would do anything for, but what are his limits? How much can she take?
There are so many words of praise bouncing around in my head for this story. So many thoughts and feelings that were aroused by this book. A is a stand up person who tries to keep each body he/she inhibits on their rightful path. Trying not to screw up their lives, never really living for him/herself, but rather the person he/she is temporarily inhabiting.
I was immediately sucked into this story. The plot was fantastic and different from my norm. It engaged me and made me want to turn the page. The need to know how everything would play out and how he/she would treat each body pulled me into a deeper trance. It was enticing.
Overall, David Levithan made me question what I would do in A's situation. It kept me on my toes. Each day meant a new body and new troubles to overcome. I highly recommend this book to everyone.