Every Day (Every Day #1)

 
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Every Day (Every Day #1)
Age Range
12+
Release Date
August 28, 2012
ISBN
0307931889
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In his New York Times bestselling novel, David Levithan introduces readers to what Entertainment Weekly calls a "wise, wildly unique" love story about A, a teen who wakes up every morning in a different body, living a different life. 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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Every Minute, Every Hour, Every Day
(Updated: March 27, 2015)
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4.3
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5.0
Finishing Every Day by David Levithan broke my heart (in the best way possible). I've read a few of Levithan's other books including Two Boys Kissing, Dash and Lily's Book of Dares, Will Grayson Will Grayson, and Invisibility. This book boasts the same compelling characters and wonderful writing style synonymous with the Levithan name.

Every Day begins with the protagonist in the body of a sixteen year old boy named Justin. The character is not Justin but in a way he is, or at least he is for the day. Our main character, known as A, wakes up in a different body every day. Sometimes it's a boy's body and sometimes it's a girl's. But either way, that's how it's been since the beginning. Up until now, A has gone along with this way of life. But that's before he falls in love.

What happens next is heartbreaking, beautiful, and dare I say, life-changing. I know this book has definitely helped changed the way I look at the world. But I guess that's what all writers kind of secretly hope for when writing; we hope that our words can change the world, even if it's only one person, one life.

I don't want to give too much away because I'd rather everyone just read this book! But I will say, almost every page I found words that spoke to me. While I loved many of the quotes in this book, my favorite explained: "It's as if when you love someone, they become your reason." I still remember the book that became the reason I loved reading, the teacher that became the reason I loved english and writing, and even the person that became my reason for pushing forward.

While each day in this book brings us a different person, A's appreciation of life and the possibilities it has to offer stays with each change in identity. Through A's unique outlook, I felt my own view of the world become revitalized, reminding me how precious each day is, how beautiful it is to get a tomorrow.

Though this book had to end, I didn't want it to. It really sparkled from start to finish and I didn't want to leave that pleasant glow. The characters are brought to life through their imperfections and with Levithan's words, I think it brought me back to life (even if I didn't know I needed to be brought back). But that's the best thing about books. I think the moment they open you back up to the world, the moment they make you feel something, they've already performed some kind of magic. And I absolutely love that. Check out Every Day by David Levithan before its companion, Another Day, debuts this summer!
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Book Review: Every Day
(Updated: July 07, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
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3.0
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3.0
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5.0
This book has been hyped about for a very long time, and it has sat neutrally on my TBR list for a long time as well, so when I finally had the time to pick this up, I was beyond excited. However—ooh there's that word—I did not actually enjoyed it as much as I thought I would.
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This book has been hyped about for a very long time, and it has sat neutrally on my TBR list for a long time as well, so when I finally had the time to pick this up, I was beyond excited. However—ooh there's that word—I did not actually enjoyed it as much as I thought I would.

READ MY FULL REVIEW HERE: http://theroundtheclockperuser.blogspot.com/2015/07/book-review-every-day.html
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