Series: Every Day #1
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on August 28th, 2012
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Magical Realism, Young Adult
Source: bought in-store
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
With a character named A who has no gender whatsoever. A doesn’t know how it happens and doesn’t know why things happen but it claims only his self. Every day he inhabits a different body, a different life. And out of the blue, he falls in love with the girlfriend of one of the souls he’s taken over. His life is never the same again because as we all know love is complicated and timeless.
This book is written very well. Straight to the point with tons of quotes that I marked in this review. It starts off beautifully. David writes with a clearly skilled hand and an originally idea that makes his writing one to watch. He writes with abandon and I can’t help but feel his published works are written with experience.
I loved the simplicity and the depth of emotion the characters feel on a day to day basis. Ultimately I also had such love for A. I almost pitied the poor character because all it wanted was love.
The one thing I had a problem with was that it was one sided. I would have loved to read from Rhiannon’s point of view. There was so many things we could have learned from the characters that I only wished it was written in dual perspectives.
A great read and I’m sure this book won’t be my last David Levithan book!