NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by Booklist • Kirkus Reviews
Celebrate all the ways love makes us who we are with the romance that Entertainment Weekly calls "wise, wildly unique"--from the bestselling co-author of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist--about a teen who wakes up every morning in a different body, living a different life. Now a major motion picture!
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.
“A story that is always alluring, oftentimes humorous and much like love itself— splendorous.” —Los Angeles Times
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Imagine waking up as someone different every day. We inhaled David Levithan’s sucker punch of a novel that riffs off this premise. Every morning, A awakes as someone new: from a nerdy student battling her older brother to a devoted son helping his single-parent family stay afloat. One morning A gets up in the body of no-hoper Justin, meets his girlfriend Rhiannon, and falls head over heels. With its small, perfectly drawn stories of the lives A inhabits, Every Day is a beautiful love story and a thought-provoking exploration of identity.
Is it possible to disregard someone's exterior to see and love that person's true, interior self? That's just one of the provocative questions Levithan (Every You, Every Me) asks in a novel that follows "A," who takes over the body of a different person each day at midnight. Right around A's 6,000th day on the planet, A meets Rhiannon girlfriend of current host body Justin and falls in love. A is careful not to disrupt the lives of the bodies he/she inhabits (A doesn't identify as male or female), but that starts to change as A pursues Rhiannon. Levithan sets up the rules of this thought experiment carefully: A only hops between the bodies of teenagers (who all live fairly near each other), and A can access their memories. As a result, the story unfolds smoothly (the regular shifts between bodies give the novel a natural momentum), but it's also less ambitious. Despite the diverse teens A inhabits, A's cerebral, wiser-than-thou voice dominates, in much the same way A directs the lives of these teens for 24 hours. Ages 12 up.
Ok but some would’ve benefited from a sensitivity reader...
As a fat trans person two chapters really made me want to stop reading. The transphobic way they refer to Vic’s body as “female biologically living as male gendered” is a very insensitive wrong way to phrase “Vic is a trans man”. Author should have hired a trans editor honestly... like I was baffled...
Then the chapter about the larger fat character soon after was rampant with fat phobia. Like that was the entire chapter... it was upsetting.
There are some spots like this but those two instances bothered me the most.
Overall though the book was easy to get through and was very easy to get caught up in.
I'm not a big reader what so ever, but I can honestly say I could not put this book down I loved it!!
What can I say
True love without the fairytale ending. I don't if I can really put into words what I just read I just know it was very interesting , touching, mind bending... It could only end one way and it did. One of the rare books that's left me at a loss of words.