Saturday, October 13, 2012

Review: Every Day by David Levithan

Title: Every Day
Author: David Levithan
Format: Hardcover; 336 Pages
Source: Library
Published: August 28, 2012
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Purchase: Amazon
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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.


Everyday A wakes up in a new life, a new body. It has been like this since he was born and he has no idea why. But, he has accepted this as his life. Trying to maintain the daily rituals of those whose lives he is interrupting for the day. Until he meets Rhiannon and all of his rules go out the window.

A is an androgynous example of pure love. Our bodies are just shells for beautiful souls (or horrible ones). Unfortunately, the shells usually get more attention and merit than do the person inside.
I thought that was a fantastic message continued throughout Every Day. I thought that the message of living in the moment was interesting as well.

I thought there were quite a few strong messages throughout A's involvement with his inhabited bodies. I think it was interesting how A had to always fight to try to have a sense of self in each new body. 

I was intrigued and kept following A into this journey of trying to find a place for (his/her)self, even when none exist. Until….Rhiannon. The love of his life. The sparkle of his eye and all that jazz. Until Rhiannon comes into the picture and possesses A completely with the love he holds for her.

The whole plot was exquisite. The writing kept me interested in the characters. Bonus!

I loved the flow of Every Day. It really felt like it was building up to a fantastical ending. Well, the ending was not what I expected. I don't understand the very last page. I would prefer it end without that since I can't figure out what it really means!
If anyone has read this and has an idea of what the END meant, please email me or comment below!

5 stars to Every Day for switching it up!

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