Every Day

Written by David Levithan

The key character, named A, finds himself in a different body every day. He tries to respect the individual who owns the body and not mess up their life while he is in control. Each morning he has learned to quickly assess the person’s situation and relationships with family and friends. This individual doesn’t seem to have a gender. I will call him a he but there are times when he wakes up as a female.

A has learned to not get attached to people as he knows he will be somewhere new tomorrow. The rules he has set for himself have worked well for him until one day when he wakes up as Justin. It started out just like any other day until Justin gets to school and meets up with his girlfriend. A finds something very different in Rhiannon and he quickly breaks all his own rules and begins to find himself attracted to her. The next thing he knows he finds himself trying to find ways of seeing her. This becomes quite an obsession for A.

This book has some interesting ideas. The reader experiences the emotions and heartache of many who live lives in dysfunctional families, live with emotional or physical ailments, and even disabilities. This is definitely a high school book as it references teen sex and some same sex attraction.

Review by Michelle Asay, Granger High School Media Center
Rating: ★★★½✩ (3.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 10-12

www.davidlevithan.com

Every Day
Written by David Levithan
Knopf Books for Young Readers
336 pages
Release Date: August 28, 2012
ISBN: 9780307931887 (hardcover)

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