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Thursday, December 6, 2012

My Thoughts: Everyday by David Levithan

In his New York Times bestselling novel, David Levithan introduces readers to what Entertainment Weekly calls a "wise, wildly unique" love story about A, a teen who wakes up every morning in a different body, living a different life.

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

The only other book that I have read by David Levithan has been Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and as many of you know I absolutely loved that book. The premise for Every Day was interesting to me. The idea of waking up in a different body, a different town with different memories every day was very intriguing. It sounds fascinating and horrible all in one. I wanted to be a part of the phenomena. Prior to the novel's release it garnered a ton of amazing reviews and I was so eager to read it. I could barely wait. I was so sure I was going to love this book, but when I finally got around to reading it I wasn't completely thrilled with it.

While reading Every Day I felt incredibly sad for A, this gender-less being was so lonely, and I found this really heartbreaking. Levithan did a wonderful job of making you feel how lonely A was. How tired this entity was of the constant travel and having no one to confide in. It was sad. But then A falls in love with Rhiannon and no longer feels so lonely. It happens very quickly and when this happens in a book-It's not something I'm usually a fan of. But in this case it was necessary.

I loved Levithan's writing in this novel. There is no doubt that he is a fantastic writer. What bothered me a little was how the story became a little redundant and stagnant. It sort of stayed where it was and never progressed. A was always trying to find it's way back to Rhiannon. Having to prove that what it was saying was the truth and trying to figure out how to maintain this odd friendship it had developed with the girl.

I can't say I loved Every Day, but I did enjoy it. I just wanted more. There were certain things that were started but never completed. There were somethings I would have liked to see more of, for the end to be a little more complete. To me the end felt abrupt and rushed. Which was a little disappointing.

~Happy Reading Everyone!


  1. I can of go back and forth between wanting to read this one and not. But your review is very encouraging :D

  2. Oooh, I really want to read this book so badly :_(

    I'm sorry that you didn't love as much as you expected. Well, at least, you like it.

    I recommend you to read Nick and Norah's infinite playlist and Dash and Lily's book of dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn. I really love them. They are awesome!

  3. I haven't read this book yet and I'm not really sure if I will. But I completely get what you said about being really excited about reading it because of all the buzz it was generating and everything and then feeling a little disappointed when it didn't match your expectations. That's why I try to avoid this kind of book, because I'm always scared of being let down. Although, sometimes it is completely worth the try. When a lot of people said something is good, well, it has to has at least something, don't you think? But I would said that's less than 50% of the time.
    Well, there's something for every taste :)

    Thanks for stopping by my review of Easy by Tammara Webber. If you post a review about it, let me know, I'm really interested in what you thought about it.

    Have a nice weekend!
    Kar @ Pause Time

  4. I haven't read this yet. I saw this yesterday at the bookstore and I was contemplating whether or not to buy it. A lot of people tell me it's good, but I'm not completely sold on the premise.


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