Review: “Every day”

EverydayThe premise of “Every Day” by David Levithan is among the more unusual I’ve read in a while.

The main character, known just as “A” wakes up in a different body each day – somewhat approximate how long its been alive and in a relatively proximal geographic area. A has been both boys and girls, but for the sake of clarity here, I’m gonna called A a he, because that’s how I interpreted him.

Anyways, he’s be-bopping though life, a blip here and there, never forming real connections with the lives he takes over for a day at a time.

Then, one day he is in the body of Justin who is the boyfriend of Rhiannon. A falls for Rhiannon and starts hi-jacking people’s lives to spend more time with her, instead of trying to keep his hosts’ lives as typical as possible.

After a while of Rhiannon interacting with random strangers (A in different host bodies), A reveals his story to her. It’s a little hard for her to accept, but she comes to terms with it.

There relationship is strained though, A is, after all, in a different body in a different location every day.

The ending is a little bittersweet, but its a satisfying conclusion. It’s a book that really – literally – makes you question what makes you You. For A, a body is nothing more than a vessel, but for Rhiannon, a consistent physical form is also part of the equation.

The author – David Levithan – has now written a companion book from Rhiannon’s point of view rather than A’s. It’s called “Another Day.”

This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a percentage of the charge if you decide to purchase it. (There’s no additional cost to you, either!) I only recommend things I really use.