Monday, July 23, 2012

Every Day by David Levithan

Every Day
Author: David Levithan
Publication: August 28, 2012
By: Knopf for Young Readers 
 
Intriguing cover.

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl. 

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.

Thank you to Netgalley and Knopf for Young Readers for this ARC e-galley.
This is one of those books that some people love while others are left to ponder all of the unanswered questions they still have. *points to self*  This is certainly an interesting story, well written and the characters are engaging but I honestly don't know how I feel about it.  The idea that love knows no boundaries, defies physical appearances, constant change etc. is all good stuff but it doesn't always work out like that.  When you love someone you're supposed to focus more on their inner self and the outward shouldn't matter as much but it still matters. (If my husband woke up tomorrow and was suddenly a woman, it.would.matter.)

It bothered me not to know whether "A" was a boy or a girl at his/her core but it bothered me more to not know how "A" came to be. I also felt like all of the other stories we were getting glimpse's of were left hanging. It seemed a lot to keep track of along with the complexities of the love story that was taking place.  I'm a big fan of closure and I don't need a "Happily Ever After" ending but this one had me asking, "That's it?  What happens now?" 
 

4 comments:

  1. Whoa, that books sounds so interesting!!

    And I love the cover!

    Magen Corrie
    ~Corrie the book,crazed girl

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  2. Ooh, I'm so jealous you got to read this. Buying this book on release day will be my incentive to get through my TBR pile ! I love David Levithan, he is amazing. He is going to be a National Book Festival in DC in Sept, I'm so excited. I have no idea what I'd say to him.

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  3. I have been really looking forward to this one. It is weird to have him float to a female's body sometimes too. I am really curious to read this and see how it all plays out. :)

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