Title: Every Day (Every Day, #1)
Author: David Levithan
My rating: 3.5 hearts (♥♥♥♡♡)
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.
David Levithan, born on the year 1972, is one of the well-known and award-winning author, and he also happens to be an editor of American children’s book. One of his first published novels in 2003, was entitled Boy Meets Boy. It was also stated in his bio that he’s an Editorial Director at Scholastic and a founding editor of PUSH imprint. His other written novels are entitled The Realm of Possibility, Are we There Yet?, Marly’s Ghost, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, The Full Spectrum, Wide Awake… and the list goes on. (Just WOW right?) 🙂
“2012 brought the release of Every Day, the story of a teen named A, who since birth has woken up in the body and the life of a new person every morning. At the start of the story, A is sixteen, and wakes up in the body of Justin, who’s never really treated his girlfriend, Rhiannon, that well. When A falls for Rhiannon, it suddenly changes the stakes of A’s story – and A’s life. When I started writing Every Day, there were two questions I wanted to answer – first, what would it be like to be a person who grew up without gender, race, sexual orientation, parents, friends, and all of the other things we usually classify ourselves by, and, second, what would it be like to be in love with someone who changed every day – would it be possible? I wrote the book to figure out what my answers were.”
So yes, um, I started re-reading this book last thursday (Oct.1) because I really want to grasp A’s life, his story, as well as his emotions (just to refresh my memory about the novel before I read Another Day). 🙂
Here’s my short review:
The love story between A and Rhiannon made me feel like…
then another *deep-sigh* …
And when I reached the ending, where A speaks of his grief and goodbyes to his one and only love…
However, the nosiness and the curiosity inside me was still there… on how and why A is experiencing this rare condition, and what will happen between A and the Reverend, but of course, I didn’t get answers at the ending.
“There will always be more questions. Every answer leads to more questions. The only way to survive is to let some of them go.”
Cliffhanger I must say, the whole book revolves around A’s thoughts about Rhiannon, which is a bit dull and repetitive for me as I go on deeper…
“I am starting to get tired of relying on words. They are full of meaning, yes, but they lack sensation. Writing to her is not the same as seeing her face as she listens. hearing back from her is not the same as hearing her voice. I have always been grateful for technology, but now it feels as if there’s a little hitch of separation woven into any digital interaction. I want to be there, and this scares me. All my usual disconnected comforts are being taken away, now that I see the greater comfort of presence.”
Here’s a fact when I was reading this novel: It has a lot of HUGOT lines and deep quotable QUOTES, that’s why my book was full of colorful sticky flags. To be honest, I really enjoyed the part where I am like:
“OH! I like this line”,
“OMFG! This quote went straight to my heart…”,
“Geez! That hurt! *sadface*”
Hahahaha (I apologize for overreacting most of the time, but this is how I express my sudden emotions.) 😀
“People take love’s continuity for granted, just as they take their body’s continuity for granted. They don’t realize that the best thing about love is its regular presence. Once you can establish that, it’s an added foundation to your life.”
Well, there’s not much to say. Because I feel like I’ve been pretty concise about my review. I gave it 3.5 hearts because simply, I’m not satisfied about the story. It feels like there’s missing, it’s like I’m looking forward to something. Yes, the premise is pretty unusual and quite remarkable, but I’m not impress enough. We all have differences, contrasting taste when it comes to books and the story that lies within it.
(So to speak) Maybe it’s not my kind of coffee. 🙂
“And it doesn’t even matter if it’s true or not. What matters is that I feel it, and believe it.”