- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Egmont (29 Aug. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 140526442X
- ISBN-13: 978-1405264426
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.4 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (127 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,302 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Every Day Paperback – 29 Aug 2013
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‘Fresh, unique, funny, and achingly honest . . . I didn't just read this book ― I inhaled it.’ Author Jodi Picoult
‘Rich in wisdom and wit.’ Entertainment Weekly
‘An awe-inspiring, thought-provoking reminder that love reaches beyond physical appearances or gender.’ Kirkus, starred review
About the Author
David Levithan won the Lambda Literary Award for his debut novel Boy Meets Boy, but is probably best known for his collaborations with John Green (Will Grayson, Will Grayson) and Rachel Cohn (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, which was also made into a movie).
As well as being a New York Times best-selling author, David is also a highly respected children’s book editor, whose list includes many luminaries of children’s literature, including Garth Nix, Libba Bray and Suzanne Collins. He lives and works in New York.
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Top Customer Reviews
Talking about A is difficult, because A doesn't have a gender, or a body. I wouldn't define A as a spirit, or a soul, but as a personality. A sweet, kind personality who does their best in a situation that's completely unimaginable - waking up in a different body every single day from birth. A respects each inhabited body by only accessing the parts of their memories and brains that allow A to function through a day as that person, to know who their parents and friends are, where to go and how to behave in a way that minimises the chances of anyone realising something is wrong.
In the beginning I didn't really 'get' why A was so attracted to Rhiannon, but as the story continued I began to really understand what was happening - after spending a lifetime with no particular attachment to anyone, A experiences an instant attraction, and not having had that experience before, does what most people do - becomes slightly obsessed with the person they have sparked with. And as the story progressed, I grew to like Rhiannon, and honestly felt quite sad for her.Read more ›
There were really three things going on here. One was a sort of paranormal story, where you just enjoyed and wondered at the strangeness of A's life. I loved reading about their experiences. I'd have liked to see more explanation, more mind-bending weirdness and more attempts to bend the rules, but fundamentally, that wasn't what the author was going for.
The second aspect was a very strange love story. One day, A is in the body of a rather unpleasant boy and falls in love with his girlfriend. A then keeps trying to met her in different guises, before telling her the truth, after which they try to make their very unconventional relationship work. The concept of the romance was intriguing, but the actual relationship just didn't quite grab me. The first chapter, where the two of them meet, was super cheesy and one of the worst examples of "insta-love" I've every come across. I often don't mind that, but it jarred me here. Why this girl? There just didn't seem to be anything special about her - if anything, she seemed very ground down and unambitious.Read more ›
Don’t expect to be completely convinced by Every Day’s love story. It’s at the centre of the novel, but it doesn’t feel wholly genuine. After all, it doesn’t take long to convince Rhiannon that A’s story is legit, and considering the circumstances I felt like it was a bit sudden and rushed.
But that doesn’t matter when you look at the bigger picture, because Every Day is a stunning novel that I know thousands of people have already fallen in love with, and thousands more will do so for years to come. It’s clever and captivating and I urge you to read it.
Another issue A raised in that if A was to die nobody would miss A since A has never had a constant life, body, or anything like that, so A wouldn’t be missed. This reminds me of a quote, which I think is from Doctor Who, but it’s still good and I think very true: ‘We are all stories in the end.’ This is one of my favourite quotes as in the end we will be storiesthat people tell to others, so in some way we do live on. But A doesn’t have that ability, as A is everyone and no one. A’s story will probably never be truly told, and that’s sad.
Other than the bloody amazing plot, there is romance, and I have to say I liked it a lot. It isn’t the sort of romance where nothing matters other than the love they have for one and other. There are so many issues and underlying factors that it isn’t what you can call ‘smooth running’. Rhiannon does struggle with both the gender side of things, and the entire situation overall – which is understandable considering the circumstances. Again, there are so many factors to be considered than I think we all realise.
If you are going to read this book, which I recommend you do, the ending isn’t definitive, you’re heart might ache from time to time, and you will feel for A a lot, but it is all worth it. Overall this was a very good read.
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This book is one of my all time favourites, this paired with it's partner book Another Day is one of the best books I have ever read and one that has stayed with me even years... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
I really enjoyed this book and have already got the sequel for my next read!! I absolutely loved 'A' and thought he was a really nice person. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mrsljgibbs
The very first David Levithan book I have read and I can now see why he has attracted such a massive following. This book was unique and very well written. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
What a compelling book! I thought it would be too deep and meaningful for me (I like a good shallow story!) but it was excellent.
'A' inhabits a different body every day. Read more
Clever concept, cleverly told.
A, the main character here, wakes up every day in a different 16 year old body. Read more
The book has a very original concept but I didn't really feel the characters connection. A's 'love' for Rihannon at first sight comes off as a bit creepy to be honest, it's not... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Emily