Book Review: Every Day by David Levithan


AuthorDavid Levithan
TitleEvery Day
Publication Info: [New York] : Listening Library, 2012.
ISBN: 9780449015230
Summary/Review:

This novel is told from the perspective of a person – or perhaps just a consciousness – named A who awakes each morning occupying the body of a different person.  Over the years, A has come up with practices and ethics to not interfere in the lives of the bodies occupied, but this all changes at the age of 16 when A becomes obsessed with a girl named Rhiannon.  A reveals the secret identity to Rhiannon and tries to find some way to maintain a relationship. Along the way we get sympathetic vignettes glimpsing into the lives of several teenagers each facing their own joys and struggles. Levithan’s writing is well-done and the story works both as ripping good yarn and as metaphor for the teenagers’ search for identity.


Recommended booksThe Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger and Fade by Robert Cormier.
Rating: ****

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