Y’all, I am way behind on my reviews right now. I don’t think I’ve posted one in over 2 weeks and I’ve read probably six books in that time. So I’m trying to blow through a few this morning. So this book, Every Day, by David Levithan, was a little bizarre but I actually enjoyed it a lot more than I expected to. I borrowed it from my sister who also reviewed it for Cannonball Read. Her summary of the plot: a person, not a boy or girl, wakes up in a different body every single day. Well, that seemed kind of strange and reaching to me. But it turned out to be a really sweet story about a person discovering who they really are.
“I wake up thinking of yesterday. The joy is in remembering; the pain is in knowing it was yesterday.”
When the main character “A” falls in love with one body’s girlfriend, Rhiannon, A does whatever possible to get back to Rhiannon every single day. Obviously in addition to the regular issues encountered by a teenager in love, there is a slight issue that A looks like a completely different person–any gender, sexuality, ethnicity, etc. — that you can think of every single day. But it’s a sweet story and I think its a good tale about identity and overcoming things, as well as literally putting yourself in another person’s shoes. And I really enjoyed the way it was written. I read a book earlier that was co-authored by David Levithan and John Green, and Levithan he seems to have a similar style to John Green, who is one of my favorites. So I would definitely recommend this one to anybody who likes John Green.