Every Day by David Levithan – A Book Review

“There will always be more questions. Every answer leads to more questions. The only way to survive is to let some of them go.” ― David Levithan, Every Day


Synopsis

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. – Goodreads

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Title: Every Day

Author: David Levithan

Avg. Goodreads Rating: 3.99/5 stars

My Rating: 4.75/5 stars

 


Review

 

Pros. This book was such a fun read for me. I wasn’t able to put it down and read it in one day. A’s story was definitely a unique one and one that I never would have thought would be portrayed as beautifully as Levithan does. I loved the aspect of A being gender-neutral. It was interesting how A could go from a male body to a female body daily and not see a difference. A would take into consideration the normal daily routine and stick to that routine for the person.

A and Rhiannon’s relationship was definitely something that I had never seen before. It was truly intriguing to see how Rhiannon was handling the whole situation, since it was so different than anything else she has ever experienced. The way that Rhiannon handled the situation was by far much smoother than I would have handled it, so it was interesting to see the differences.

The various people that A inhabited every day that we saw were so interesting to me. I loved seeing the inside scope of these people’s lives and there were so many that were just so intriguing to read about. The addict and suicidal girl were both my favorite passages to read and get to see the inside of those lives and how A affected them while being in the lives for the brief day.

Cons. Insta-love galore. The main thing that I didn’t like about this book is that A becomes infatuated with Rhiannon after spending one day at the beach with her and determines that Rhiannon’s boyfriend, Justin (the body A is inhabiting at the moment), is not good enough for her. While this was the plot line of basically the whole book it wasn’t a terrible negative for me because I liked Rhiannon, I did think that she was too good for Justin, it was just… you know… insta-love.

Overall. This story was a bright light out of the stories that I have read recently, I really enjoyed it and I loved how quickly I was able to go through it and enjoy it the whole time. I can’t wait to see what the next book has to offer, because I am definitely picking it up soon. 4.75/5 stars.

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9 thoughts on “Every Day by David Levithan – A Book Review

  1. I’m trying to read more of David Levithan after reading Dash and Lily at Christmas and this sounds great. I think he writes such good LGBTQ books

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  2. I’m so glad you enjoyed this book! I absolutely loved it too, but Another Day was kind of a letdown. It was basically a repeat of this book with even some of the same or very similar quotes, and it was just in Rhiannon’s bland perspective. Great review!😄

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  3. Every Day was surprisingly good, for me, because it was outside what I usually read. I agree, too, it was definitely hard to put down.

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