Every Day – David Levithan

I WISH I HAD READ THIS SOONER! This book has literally been sitting on my bedside table for about six months just gathering dust, then there was me saying, ‘yeah I’ll read it eventually’ but it took a holiday to make me actually read it, so if you were in the same position as I was PLEASE READ IT!!

This book is about A. A wakes up in a different body each day, a different face, different family, different story. A had the same set of rules his/her whole life, stick to the status quo, don’t alter this person’s life too much. That is until he/she wakes up in the body of Justin a normal guy who doesn’t really care much about anything. However Justin has a girlfriend named Rhiannon, although A is only in Justin’s body for 24 hours, Rhiannon makes quite the impact. From then on A does everything he/she can to see Rhiannon again but being in a different body each day could make things slightly problematic.

Now you’ll notice this book is rather different from other books, mainly because the main protagonist doesn’t have a definite gender, A can be male or female, to him/her there is no difference. I guess A has a point but I couldn’t help but see A as more male than female, it was more of a subconscious decision than a conscious one… Nonetheless, the gender ‘merge’ for A was really refreshing and new that really suits the 21st century especially with all the new progress the LGBT community has created, trying to emphasise the fact that male or female, gender shouldn’t matter and shouldn’t hold as many restraints as it, unfortunately, does. I think some people could learn a thing or two from this book.

This book was very different from anything I have ever read before and in some aspects it’s very hard to relate to because it’s quite difficult to understand A’s position (for obvious reasons). Yet there are also very familiar parts that are relatable for many of us, mainly being young and having to deal with teenage issues. One moment you only feel sympathy for A but then without really realising it you start to feel empathy instead.

One thing I loved about this book was that it was so diverse, each chapter was a new person with a completely different story; you could never get bored. One chapter A is a popular jock, and the next chapter A could be a vulnerable, suicidal girl it was like reading a new book each chapter. Never have I read a book where I get to experience so many stories and so many points of view, I loved it. Because of its diversity this book became rather difficult to predict, I never knew who A would be next or what he/she would have to experience, I also had no idea how it would end. I’m not going to lie, the ending tricked me, I was not expecting what happened, but I loved it! It was fab! But one thing I would LOVE is a sequel?? Is there a sequel because if there is I would be all over that! I’m going to award this book a 5 out of 5 stars, I loved this book; it was full of everything a good book should contain!


16 thoughts on “Every Day – David Levithan

  1. Great review 🙂 I love this book too! There isn’t a sequel, but there is a companion book which came out recently, which is basically a retelling of Every Day from Rhiannon’s perspective! Would definitely recommend, but not if you’ve only recently read Every Day as the dialogue etc is the same. I really want a sequel too! x

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