Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Every Day

"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."
Plot: The concept and plot was a good one, David Levithan is such an artist with his writing. I loved the Levithan wrote out multiple days and different bodies for "A" to be in, a lot of writers will make it seem like they are going to do that in their summaries of the book and then only give you like 4 variations. I liked that it really made you think.

Characters: I love the we see everything through "A" 's perspective and almost like an inner voice. Although "A" is really an a-sexual entity my brain envisioned him as a boy. Very kind, and wise for his age, but also ha wonders and curiosities of any sixteen year old. The other main character being Rhiannon, who I liked, but I do wish we learned more about her, besides the superficial stuff.

Pros: Original and Artistic. Sweet and Caring, Makes You Think.

Cons: Maybe a better ending? Didn't feel a romantic connection between "A" and Rhiannon.

Final Thoughts: I think everyday is an amazing book, and I think Levithan did it again with his chararistic writing style. I so did enjoy it. My only big complaints it that the ending was almost too open-ended for me... which as an artistic choice I could understand, or was it because there may be a sequel? It almost felt like it led up to one... I also never felt a real romantic connection between Rhiannon and "A" maybe best friends but nothing that resembled undying, rooting for it Love. Besides that, I would definitely recommend this book as a must read of 2012.

1 comment:

  1. I really want to read this! Sounds so unique and interesting.