August 17, 2012

Every Day - David Levithan

Young Adult
Pages: 336
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: August 28, 2012

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.

Every morning, A wakes in a different person’s body, a different person’s life. 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 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.


This book will make such huge impact on teens today. It's one of those one-in-a-million books that has an outstanding message, a super cool premise and an unputdownable quality as the cherry on top. Levithan manages to tackle equality, humanity and, above all, LOVE in this gorgeous and utterly thought-provoking story. It's like a thousand stories packed into one, wrapped up and toppled with the most beautiful aftertaste. So much LOVE. I kind of knew I would't have much to say except ongoing praise.  

"A" wakes up on a different body every day. Which makes A lack a specific gender and race and physical appearance. Which ends up being a wake-up call to us all. What is it that makes you love a person? This novel really made my mind go round and round while reading. It's so satisfying to read something so powerful and that actually changes you some. I can't imagine how mind-blowing this would have been if I'd read it as a teen. 

Levithan is one of my top favorite authors because you can tell by reading just one of his books that he has a passion for language. He savors words and plays with the them in a way no other author I've read can. In many of his novels, he gives us that originality to his concept too. This is one of those. 

If you pick up just one book this year, let it be this one. "Highly recommended" is an understatement. Hands-down one of my top favorite books this year.


  1. *grins sheepishly* I have never read a David Levithan novel, but your review definitely urges me to pick it up. The cover is just gorgeous, and the plot amazingly weird. My favorite line of your review: "Which ends up being a wake-up call. What is it that makes you love a person?" A hard, hard question that the author seemed to master. :)

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  2. So excited to pick this book up now! I've actually never read any of Levithan's work but I have a copy of this and hopefully will enjoy it as much as you did.


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