Thursday, 6 February 2014

Every Day by David Levithan

Every Day by David Levithan reviewed by Izzy

Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Random House USA, Electric Monkey UK
Pages: 388 pages
Buy this book: Amazon
Rating: 3 stars
What is this book about? 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)

Who should read this book? 11+ (references to sex and underage drinking)

1. Would you like to have tea with the protagonist? (Rhiannon) Yes, I adored her.

2. Would you fall for the main love interest? (A) No way.

3. Would you want to strain the main antagonist? (Rev. Poole) Yes, the ending scene with him made me want to cry

4. Were the characters three dimensional? Yes 

5. Would you like to have tea in a cafe in Maryland? Yes, so long as I wasn't meeting A in a different body every time. 

6. Do you like this author's flavour of writing? Yes

7. Was this writing strong or weak? Strong

8. Was the ending to your taste? Yes, it was perfect

9. If this cover were tea, would you drink it? Meh.. Loved the original hardback cover but my paperback isn't as beautiful.

10. Favourite Quote? "If there's one thing I've learned, it's this: We all want everything to be okay. We don't even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough." 

Overview: This book was so promising, and I would still give it a strong recommendation to anyone who asked- I completely devoured this book. The premise was something that I had never seen done before, and was completely unique. As always Levithan delivers with beautiful writing and well rounded characters. Unfortunately though, I found this book a bit preachy. Like with every chapter I was having to learn a new lesson about how to be a good person, and treating people right, which was slightly frustrating. The book was still a solid read but not as good "The Realm of Possibility," by Levithan, which I loved.

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