Every Day by David Levithan: Book review

Every Day
Book title/ Author: Every Day by David Levithan
Publisher/ Year: September 2nd 2013 Electric Monkey
Genre: YA Contemporary/Fantasy
Series: Every Day #1
Pages: 372
Source/ Format: Paperback || Bought with my own money
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

*This review may contain spoilers!*

Synopsis

Each morning, A wakes up in a different body. There's never any warning about who it will be, but A is used to that. Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. And that's fine - until 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.

My review

Disclaimer: Although A has no gender, I have found it easiest to write this review referring to A as a boy, otherwise you will just read A over and over again.I hope you understand and this in no way means I don't support the fact that David wrote A to have no gender for a reason.

The first half of the first page really gives you all the description you need to get immediately sucked into the story of Every Day.

I enjoyed reading from A's perspective, as he seemed like a decent guy overall with my kind of humour. It was obvious A cared about Rhiannon from the get-go, but I thought it was sweet. A liked her so much that he was willing to basically blow his cover of being Justin just so she could enjoy being with him. I admired the fact that A did what he did throughout the book, because he obviously felt conflicted about so many things, and yet manages to always make the right decision in some way or another.

Rhiannon just seemed like one of those people that everyone wants to be friends with because she's genuinely nice to everyone. She didn't write off A straight away as being crazy, and let him come to her with an explanation. That really sold her to me because I agree that you should give everyone a chance to speak and tell their story. Even though she didn't have to, Rhiannon still travelled to different towns in order to spend time with A and to be there for him. The one possible negative thing about Rhiannon was actually refreshing to see as it showed that she wasn't perfect and that everyone has their flaws. She was uncomfortable showing affection to A when he was in a girls body, or someone heavily overweight.

A and Rhiannon's relationship was definitely interesting to read about! I did enjoy it though, because it was something new, and although the details may be a bit unusual, their love was genuine and I really hope it continues in Another Day.

The ending broke my heart because it didn't turn out how I wanted it to, but in some ways I see why A had to do what he did. I'm actually glad there is going to be a sequel and I can't wait to read it!

I recommend this book to everyone, because I think it has a little bit of everything to bring to the table.

Izzy

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