Series: Every Day #1
Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (2012)
Number of Pages: 322 pages
First Published: 2012
Literary Awards: Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee (2014), Andre Norton Award Nominee (2012), Cybils Award Nominee for Fantasy & Science Fiction (YA) (2012), Green Mountain Book Award Nominee (2015)
Every day a different body.
Every day a different life.
Every day in love with the same girl.
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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.
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 his new novel, David Levithan, bestselling co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, has pushed himself to new creative heights. He has written a captivating story that will fascinate readers as they begin to comprehend the complexities of life and love in A’s world, as A and Rhiannon seek to discover if you can truly love someone who is destined to change every day.
I don't know how to think of this story. I mean, every day a different life? Poor A, I pity him/her (not sure the gender) for what kind of life s/he has, really, I do.... but in the same time, not fair for the bodies s/he uses too. Even for a day, life is a life, and had its consequences. S/he should sticks to his/her own guidelines. I know A doesn't have any other choices, not like s/he's happy and enjoying this condition while soooo much in love with R, but that's the point, while reading it, I don't know whether I love this story or hate it....
That being said, whoooa... what a story. It was a love story about A and Rhianon, but also... they're stories about people.
"It's just - I know it sounds like an awful way to live, but I've seen so many things. It's so hard when you're in one body to get a sense of what life is really like. You're so grounded in you who you are. But when who you are changes every day - you get to touch the universal more. Even the most mundane details. You see how cherries taste different to different people. Blue looks different. You see all the strange rituals boys have to show affection without admitting it. You learn that if a parent reads to you at the end of the day, it's a good sign that it's a good parent, because you've seen so many other parents who don't make the time. You learn how much a day is truly worth, because they're all so different. If you ask most people what the difference was between Monday and Tuesday, they might tell you what they had for dinner each night. Not me. By seeing the world from so many angles, I get more of a sense of its dimensionality."
The setting and background was so unusual I could felt -or imagine the feeling of confusion A must feel every morning. And how frustating it is. And every day, inside each host I cold feel different life. It was so vividly describes a life of a 16 yo with all their differences, from mean girl to underage workers, from junkies to over achievers, a "Beyonce" type to a heaaaaavy weights, and in various state of their lifes, a day of happiness, the day of grandparent's funeral, a suicidal ready to commit suicide, or someone so wrecks of guilts after killing her brother.
Near the end, I start to fear that A will actually "murder" the host, so he could be with R. He was so annoying for not just living on bodies, but also hijacking them to get close to her. Every day. It's not right. It's not fair for the hosts, it's not fair to R. But hey.... I can't blame him for falling in love and fighting so hard for his love. Aaarrghhhh.... *and that boy, Alexander, he was waaaaay toooo nice, its really tempting*
But no.... not A. He's much more than that. The ending was such a bittersweet, that makes me smiling and crying the same time. I must bow to the author, and concluded, in the end... I.like.this.story.very.very.much!