This is the story of A, a person who wakes up in a different body each day. The story begins when A wakes up in the body of a teenage boy named Justin. When A goes to school, he meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon.
There is an instant connection and A realizes as he is able to access Justin’s memories that he and Rhiannon have had a rough time in their relationship lately. A invites Rhiannon to ditch classes and go to the beach instead.
After a fantastic day with Rhiannon, A decides he must do everything in his power to get back to Rhiannon as often as possible. David Levithan tells the story of how A and Rhiannon attempt to figure out a way to stay together, or if their plans to stay together will ever really work.
If you’re looking for a quick recommendation, yes, I would definitely recommend this book!
This was one of my favorite books in high school. I even went on to read the other books in the series, such as Six Earlier Days, Another Day, and Someday. But I think Every Day is the strongest in the series.
My favorite part about this book is how the idea of someone traveling from body to body each day got my mind thinking about what it would be like, how it would work, etc. It had me thinking about the logistics of it all, even when I wasn’t reading. Having read it in high school, I was really invested in the love story. I wanted them to be together, but the situation made it seem impossible. I won’t give away the ending, but it is sad and somewhat difficult to read.
Overall, I would recommend this to a busy mom. Especially if you’re looking for a quick, easy read about romance. I think it’s better than most young adult novels because it sparks the imagination and has the reader often thinking about the concepts introduced in the book. It’s also great if you’re looking for a recommendation for your middle school or high school daughter. If they love this book, they’re sure to keep reading the series!
The reason I gave it four stars is because the characters feel fake sometimes, as they often can in young adult novels centered around a love story. But I think the concept of someone moving from body to body each day was enough to get me around the fake feeling of the characters at times. The book was adapted into a movie, but I don’t remember a whole lot about it. Which I think speaks to how much better the book was than the movie. But watching the movie after finishing the book is always a great reward for finishing the book!
Four out of five stars
If you enjoyed my review of Every Day by David Levithan, you might also like The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. Check out my review!
If you’re interested in purchasing Every Day, here are some quick links to buy the book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. And, if you’re interested to see what others think, here’s the link to the book on Goodreads.