This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on September 24, 2014.
Every Day by David Levithan follows A, a being that inhabits bodies. Every day A wakes up in a new body and becomes part of someone else’s life. There is no family, no friends, and no routine for A. And then, A meets Rhiannon and A’s reality becomes something painful. A is in love and desperately wants to stay in the same body to be with Rhiannon. But, how can Rhiannon love A if she never knows who A is going to be each day?
I enjoyed this story for the most part. The concept is interesting and the story moved quickly enough to hold my attention. However, I did often find myself frustrated with the story. A is a wonderful protagonist and I was constantly rooting for A but things just never seemed to go the way that I wanted them to. While that doesn’t make for a bad book, I just had trouble getting really into the book because I was so frustrated at times.
As typical for David Levithan, Every Day is very well-written. Levithan does an excellent job of including necessary details and tying all the ends of the story together. I think he also did an excellent job of creating a wide variety of characters for A to inhabit. Each one was different yet believable. Levithan managed to represent an entire spectrum of teenagers with different background stories that clearly influenced the lives that A experienced.
Overall, I rated this book three stars. It is well-written and has a very interesting plot. The first fifty pages or so were very slow for me but I slowly found myself more involved and interested in the story. Check it out if you are looking for a quick, interesting read.
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