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.
David Levithan has done it again. Every time I read one of his books, I have extremely high expectations- and every time, the books surpass my highest expectations. Every Day was no different. This idea is so original. As soon as I read the summary, I was hooked. Levithan has such inventive ideas that I can’t help but read his books as soon as humanly possible.
Every Day is such a bittersweet book. I couldn’t help but feel bad for A and all they’ve been through, but also all they’ve missed out on. Because of the nature of the book, it’s difficult for me to talk about the things I usually talk about in a review. There aren’t many secondary characters, and the situation that A has been put into is so different that I have nothing to compare it to.
As a character, A is written really well. I like that they aren’t afraid to bend the rules a little bit, and that they are so nice in how they treat the body it’s staying in for that one day. I also really liked Rhiannon. She was really level headed throughout most of what was going on with A. I spent a lot of the book feeling bad for both characters. A because of how their lifestyle doesn’t allow them to really connect with anyone. And Rhiannon because of something that inevitably happens at the end of the book (no, spoilers!).
I am in love with this book. I can’t say that this is my favorite Levithan book, since I don’t have a favorite of his books. However, it’s one of the most original. The writing is absolutely phenomenal. The characters are amazing. The story is beyond good. I have nothing but praise for Every Day.