BRR: Every Day by David Levithan

 

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Title: Every Day

Author:  David Levithan

Other books in series or Standalone:  Standalone

First Impressions:  Very unique concept.  “A” wakes up in a new body every morning and has to live that person’s life without making any changes or being noticed.  Everything is turned upside down when A, after waking up in the body of a teen named Justin, meets Justin’s girlfriend Rhiannon and is immediately drawn to her.

Last Impressions: I tore through this book in one sitting, and while I had a lot of questions at the end about the mechanics of it all, I did overall enjoy reading it.  It’s very original and thought-provoking; A is always a 16 year old but can wake up on any given morning looking like a completely different person, and so the book sends some strong messages about love, empathy, and acceptance.

Favorite Moment (SPOILER ALERT):  The first time A tries to explain the situation to Rhiannon.  As you can imagine, it’s tricky.

Dream Cast:  Since A is so many different people, the options are endless!  I would love to see someone like Emma Stone circa Easy A play Rhiannon; she could really bring the combo of feistyness and vulnerability.

People who should read this:  The bonus of A inhabiting a lot of different bodies is that it makes this book appealing to lots of people, since the main character is going through so many unique experiences based on the body he/she is in.  If you’re looking for something totally different from any other YA book you’ve read, and if you’re looking for a quick read, this is for you.

If you like this book, you may also like: some more of David Levithan’s books (like Boy Meets Boy and Will Grayson, Will Grayson), Ask the Passengers by A.S. King, Getting the Girl by Markus Zusak

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