Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Review: Everyday by David Levithan

Every Day

Title: Everyday
Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publishing Date: August 28th 2012
Pages: 324
Genre: YA Science Fiction/ Romance
Series: Stand Alone
Source: Audio


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.

I was excited for this book as soon as I saw the premise. Its sounded really interesting and for sure caught my eye. As soon as I could, I grabbed the audio. It wasn’t long before I was in love with the story and the main character. The story was so new and different than anything I have read and I adored this book. A very sweet romance.

A is just a soul. Not male not female just is. A wakes up in a new body everyday where A will live one day as that person. A will get to experience that person’s life, access their memories, and try real hard not to interrupt that particular life. This is a way for A to experience being human. A doesn’t know if there are any others and doesn’t know why it happens. It just does. A ends up in Justin’s body and that is when everything becomes real because A falls in love with Justin’s girl. Now A does everything possible to stay in Rhiannon’s life, even if it is in multiple different bodies.

The concept of this book really blew me away. I loved it! It was thrilling and sad. The creativity and emotions put into this story just amazed me.
The writing was beautiful, the tone was just perfect, and the main character was extremely lovable. While reading this book, I was useless to anything else going on in my life. I was involved 100 percent throughout the entire book.

The love story of this book was just so raw, built upon nothing but emotion from knowing someone entirely. My heart melted with every moment A was with Rhiannon. A loved her so much and wanted nothing more than for Rhiannon to be happy and then for A to be able to apart of her life. The things that A would do just be close to her, talk to her, be with her, and it was always on a time limit.

I fell in love with both characters. A was sweet, lovable, and just well A. It’s hard to really go into A. A was just wonderful and learned to deal with the crazy life A lived. A would move heaven and earth for Rhiannon. Rhiannon was pretty awesome herself. She was in a bad relationship when A came along and was very introverted and a real people pleaser. She would do anything Justin wanted and always put herself last. She allowed Justin to use her and treat her like crap. She didn’t know any better until A came along and showed her what love, friendship, and selfishness was all about. She grew to like herself again, to be happy with her life, and to be secure in herself.

The story really was beautiful. The ending killed me but I would reread it again.

I really want to mention the narrator on this particular book. I think the perfect narrator was established for this reading. It has to be very difficult to find a narrator when the main character is neither male nor female. This narrator pulled if off because I could see the main character in whichever body they were in, male when it needed to be and female when it needed to be.

Loved It! will revisit it more than once for sure.

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