Sunday, October 28, 2012

Book Review: Every Day by David Levithan.

Every Day Every Day by David Levithan.
Book Summary: 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. 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.

Liana's Summary: A has no specific gender. A has no specific identity. Just A. A wakes up as a different person every day- literally. One day he's a guy, one day he's a girl. But he's always 16 years old. One day, A wakes up as Justin, a total jerk, and meets his girlfriend, Rhiannon, and falls in love with her. As days and days go on, A wakes up as different people, always trying to keep in contact with Rhiannon. But will she love him all the way to the end?

Rate(1-10): 10

If I read this book before I met the author, I would have been fandoming so hard when I actually did meet David Levithan. Like, seriously. This book was fantabulous- so much better than I thought it would be! It's actually a 10. Just wow.

Before I read this book, I heard from some of my friends either that they loved it or didn't really like it. I just decided that I should read it before I get any spoilers, because I hate it when that happens. I so hate it when I get spoilers. Anyways, one of my friends didn't like it because, well, she said that the ending was very abrupt.

So, when D Levithan came, he did Q&A. So he said that he wrote this book to answer two questions for himself.
-What is it like to live life as a different person every day?
-Is it possible to love someone who changes every day?

And my friend just said, he answered the questions, and boom, the story ends. However, I didn't really think it was like that at all.

Also, I think Justin, Rhiannon's boyfriend, is supposed to be the jerkiest jerky jerk I've ever met in a book. But, oh, not really. That role is taken by the main character of Alex Flinn's Breathing Underwater. I dislike that character so much I forgot his name. Rhiannon is convinced that Justin is going to change for the better later, but A is convinced that he won't, and then things get all complicated.

The thing that mostly attracted me was the sexy cover. Liana loves pretty covers! And, I'm glad to say, the book was so worth reading, and the story is as good as the cover. I really liked this book mainly because I got to know a different person in every chapter, and I was never bored! A is sort of just the narrator, telling the story of people's lives he's in. Yeah. I like A. It's each chapter, different person, every day. Some of them were fairly long, some of them short as a page. Glad to say the ones I didn't really like were shorter.

And I suppose it's time for quotes!

"Such a basic promise. But to Rhiannon, it means the world."
Is her boyfriend THAT big of a jerk that 'See you later' means that much? Wow. Just wow.

"I think I might be in trouble."
Gasp. Has the Asian gone bad?!

"Don't worry, Justin," Rhiannon says. "He's gay."
"Yeah, I can tell from the way he's dressed."

" if I keep my typing quiet, his parents will leave me alone."
Did I mention that my typing is ridiculously loud? omg. LOL.

"In her body."
See. I knew it. The author does a good job of foreshadowing. Mhm. I knew this was bound to happen!

"I mean, this is a Chinese restaurant--"
Chinese restaurants always have the most ACCURATE fortunes in fortune cookies ever.

"And I don't know what to think anymore."

"Plenty of books on the shelves, some of their spines worn down from rereading."
One does not simply bend the spines of books after rereading.

"He is failing his driver's test and fighting back tears when the instructor tells him."
So what's this stereotype about how Asians can't drive.

And that's it! What did you think of this review? (:


  1. Great review! :) (Thanks for the welcome on Book Blogs!)

    ::Hits follow this blog button:: :)

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  2. Love the review! Never read any of his books, but I really should!

    1. Thank you! This was, in fact, my first D Levithan book! (: His writing is great!

  3. You mentioned "In her body" as a quote. Do you know the context?
    Great review btw!


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