Confession I have always wondered what it would be like to be someone else, it is probably a big reason why I love reading so much, the escapism to another life and another world is exciting and thrilling. David Levithan takes it to a whole new level with his book Every Day. Its a story of a person named “A” who is never the same person twice, he moves from body to body every day.
“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.”
Levithan does an amazing job getting into the minds and thoughts of so many different types of people. He definitely has different thoughts and feelings on the way some minds work than I do, but it didn’t make me dislike it. What it did was make me think about things in a different light than I ever would have. He wrote it so well and with such heartfelt honesty. This is not your typical fairy tale happily ever after story but it is also not disappointing. I found myself rooting for his final end decision instead of being disappointed in the almost cliff hanger ending. I’m really excited to read the flip side from Rhiannon, Another Day and for the movie to come out this year. –A.B.
**Romance is moderate-high
***UPDATE*** I finished “Another Day” the language went to high and the Romance was at the top of the high chart.