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Every Day by David Levithan book review

This book… I’m addicted! I need more!!



Each morning, A wakes up in a different body. There’s never any warning about who it will be, but A is used to that. Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.

And that’s fine – until 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 – every day…

It starts with A waking up in Justin’s body. We learn about what he does… he wakes up in different bodies every day. His rules are always the same; don’t get involved.

But when A, in Justin’s body, meets Justin’s girlfriend Rhiannon, A can’t help but become obsessed with her. He spends the day with her (as Justin) and he falls in love with her.

When he wakes up in a different body the next day, he seeks her out. And again and again and again.

Until the one body he inhabited knows he was there and he decides to tell Rhiannon everything.

At first she can’t believe it but every time they meet each other (him always in a different body) Rhiannon starts to fall in love with him too. But its too much.

A finds out that he might not be the only one out there who inhibits a different body every day and he finds that there is a way for him to stay… but he’s conflicted. He wants to be with Rhiannon but he doesn’t want to ultimately ‘murder’ the human.

What will he chose?

This book hooked me from the start. It was a different type of love story and I wasn’t quite sure what genre, other than YA, to put it in. Because its a mixture of everything.

And even though I got to like A, it was still a mystery as to why this happens to him.

And the love story…

It was convincing. Because Rhiannon slowly falls for who he is, even though you don’t know what he looks like. Its his personality and his kindness that she’s drawn too.

And I can see why its conflicting for her. When he’s a guy she doesn’t mind holding his hand or something but when he’s a girl its awkward.

And A… even though he’s not ‘physical’ you can fall in love with him too. Because of who he is and you feel his pain and his upset as its from his POV.

And how it ends… it’s left me hoping that there is another book… although its god as a stand alone novel too.

Most of all though… I want to know more about A bad his life. Why he does this? Is there others like him out there? And can he find a way to stay in one body?

Its a gripping book and I will definitely be reading more of David Levithan’s work. Its gripping and original and there hasn’t been another book like this one.

Definitely a must read.

5 out of 5 stars


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