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[Book Review] - Every Day by David Levithan

Title: Every Day
   Author: David Levithan
   Format: Hardcover
   Release Date: August 14th, 2012
   My Rating: 3.5 out of 5.0

     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.

My Review:

     Every Day is a hard book to explain, I enjoyed it completely. I will say however, that it isn't on my top lists or anything; even if I loved the book and thoroughly enjoyed it, it just didn't have the necessary completeness to make it. Every Day is a book about A, a teen or person or well spirit, who inhabits a new body each day. Its never the same person, so every day there is a different person to get to know and  understand, a different lifestyle that this spirit (I'll use spirit from here on) has to cope with.

     Now if I was A, the spirit, I would agree with the first rule I believe that is mentioned in the book, Don't interfere with someone else's life. Meaning while he inhabits he can never really explore his own desires, he tries to maintain a lifestyle that they would be used to. It isn't every day that you could go into an addicts body and try to maintain. I couldn't imagine what it would be like to get into an addicts mind and try to maintain your own sanity.

     In Every Day, everything changes when A meets Rhiannon and for the first time ever the spirit decides to follow its own will. It treats her so well that her verbally abusive boyfriend that the spirit happens to be in that day, won't even understand or know what just went on. The spirit than has to leave at the end of the day, to the new body and can't imagine being without her. The book goes from there, trying to explain and the whole philosophy of who A is, why, and more.

     The best part of this book I thought wasn't the romance or the challenge of loving someone every day in a different body. What I enjoyed the most was the philosophy A had come up with. The quotes are endless in this book and go on and on. The philosophy of religion and what it means to a person, how nice people are different than kind people, to gender and sexual orientation. The book is full of transpiration and frankly it opened my eyes to some of the biases and even some of the more discriminating aspects of who I am.

     Every Day is a great idea where to being when trying to understand and view different aspects of harder to grasp life. If you read the book and try to keep an open mind, I guarantee this will change some of the outlooks you have. I love the philosophy of this book. I just found it sad that the romance and whatnot came second to the rest of the philosophy.
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