Published August 2012 by Knopf
Narrated by Alex McKenna | Listening Library
336 pages | 8:25:00 duration
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Genre: YA Contemporary with a Twist | Big Issue
Rating: Loved It
In his New York Times bestselling novel, David Levithan introduces readers to what Entertainment Weekly calls a “wise, wildly unique” love story about A, a teen who wakes up every morning in a different body, living a different life.
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.
With his new novel, David Levithan, bestselling co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, 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. (Source: Goodreads)
My first Levithan book was Will Grayson, Will Grayson which had me laughing and crying while following three boys and their quest to find LOVE. He has done it again. Every Day isn’t something you can really explain. It is something you have to experience. It is about the 98% that makes all humans alike. We all want to be seen as we are and loved unconditionally. He also explores the 2% that makes us each different. Weight. Beauty. Depression. Gender. Kindness.
A’s heart will win yours, but A’s journey will break it.
Alex did a good job of narrating on behalf of A. I felt the female voice helped to accentuate some of the gender issues David was addressing between A and Rhiannon. A really didn’t see gender, but Rhiannon did. She had a harder time showing love for A when A was in a female body, despite the fact that she loved the person on the inside. Alex also has a certain sincerity in her voice that was true to how I envisioned A.
This Book Trailer of other authors reading the beginning of the book made me WANT to READ this book ASAP.