Thursday, March 7, 2013

Every Day by David Levithan

The description from Amazon.com:
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.
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This book is amazing.  It hooks you from the first chapter and keeps you up reading all night!  From a writer's perspective, I would think it'd be very hard to not get boring writing about waking up in a different body every day.  I'd say by the tenth day, I'd be hard pressed to think of something new to say.  This author never falls into this trap.  And he's skillfully woven two storylines that always move the story forward.  And I never once guessed how he was going to resolve everything.  But the ending made perfect sense. 

Go read it!  Five stars





4 comments:

  1. Every time I read this description of this I'm like, I have got to pick up this book! It sounds awesome, and I can't wait to see how the author pulls it together. Think it's time for a trip to the bookstore :)

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  2. Just finished reading the book, having deliberately not read your review until now. I agree that the premise is so good and also Levithan is so skilled at making every day different. he's thought long and hard about the implications of each body. I'm not sure I'm completely sold on the end though. it felt fast, but I might just need a little distance from it. It could be setting up for a sequel, but surely that would be a very different book.
    There was a resonance of Time Traveller's Wife about it too, or is that just me?
    definitely one to read.

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    1. I liked the ending but I agree it was slightly rushed. But then again, he didn't have much notice to pull it together. Still, am amazed at the smart way he did it. The whole time, I was thinking, how in the world is he going to get out of this? But he did!

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