Every Day by David Levithan – Review of Wonderment

Posted 19 October, 2012 by Danny in Blog, Danny, Danny's Book Review, Featured, Giveaways / 11 Comments

Every Day

Genre: YA, Contemporary, (paranormal element)
Publication:  August 28th 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
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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.

 

Sometimes books just don’t grab you. The cover is not catching, or the synopsis. And sometimes you miss out on books that turn to be one of your favorite reads. This, is exactly what happened to me with “Every Day”. I nearly missed out on this book… I nearly dismissed one of my favorite reads of the year and one of the best audiobooks…

 

What defines you and what happens when you are someone else.. Every.Day.

“A” is a soul. A soul who wakes up in another body every day. Girl, Boy, Black, White, Gay – nothing matters and anything can happen. The only rules are: It’s a body the same age as “A” and it’s area restricted. “A”‘s soul can’t travel long distances. Every Day he has to get used to be another person, have different parents, friends, problems, issues,  … But, “A” is used to this as he never knew something else (and in my head I refer to “A” as a boy, but  truth is, “A” has no real gender).

How incredible lonely and heartbreaking is this? You have no family, no friends who love you for you. Even thinking aback about “A”s situation breaks my heart all over again.

But, “A” is not bitter, he’s not sad. “A” is a unbelievable strong person and I admire him so much!

 

When Love changes … everything

Just one day, “A” falls in love. And this is something that never happeneed before. But there is Rhiannon the girl that awakens something inside of him he has never know before. Longing. To belong somewhere, to find someone who loves you for who you are on the inside. “A” starts to seek out Rhiannon, finally finding someone he can confide in. But can love be really outside the body? Can you put aside all the outside? “A” comes back one day as someone who is definitely far from being attractive and this is when the questions starts. Can Rhiannon really love “A” no matter what body he wears?

It.Is.Heartbreaking! So so soo touching and emotional that my eyes water just thinking how hard this all is for “A”.

 

Words won’t be ever enough…

Even though my heart is full of emotion and love for this book, I know I won’t ever be able to describe this book properly. There is so much beauty and wonderment between those cute little pages that I just can’t do justice. Even though, love plays a big role. There is also a lot about teen issues addressed that the book feels sometimes heavy and sometimes full of beauty. “A” really jumps in so many different teens that we get a roundabout all issues we could ever imaging facing. Love, Loss, Grief, Anger, Carefreeness, Wealth, Athelics, and so on and on and on…

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Bottom Line

I love this book with all my heart and soul. Every Day was a powerful emotional story about love, souls and what defines who you really are. This story is a wonderment that will stir at your heart. Every Day brought me to tears and words won’t be enough to describe this story… Please, do yourself a favor and get this book!

 

     

Additional Info

Although this was my first David Levithan book, it sooo won’t be my last. He caught me with this book and I am now looking for his other books! he wrote tons of books that all sound amazing! So, which one should I read next from him??

Every Day

UNABRIDGED by David Levithan  | Narrated by Alex McKenna    | 8 hrs and 30 mins | Listening Library

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I know I have praised this book already enough. But I won’t let you go until you heard my rant about how incredible awesome the audiobook was! Alex McKenna was PERFECT!! I fell in love with her voice. Like seriously! She has such an unique, raspy and husky voice, there was no one better to narrate this book! In the beginning I was not even sure “Alex” was a man or a woman, she has this genderless voice and she can bring boys and girls alive. And for this book, where “A” is not really boy or girl, she was utterly and completely perfect!

If you love audiobooks, please you must listen to this book narrated by the über-wonderful Alex McKenna…

Listen to an snipped:

*sigh*

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11 Responses to “Every Day by David Levithan – Review of Wonderment”

  1. So far I’ve only heard amazing things about David’s books and even though I wasn’t a huge fan of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (which he wrote with Rachel Cohn), I’m still very curious about his other works. And reading your review now, makes me want to get Every Day immediately – it sounds like such a unique and special read! Thanks for sharing. :)
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  2. Oh man Danny. I don’t think I can miss out on this one after that review! I’m in love with “A” already and want desperately for Rhiannon to love him too! I think this is one of those reads I’ll need to emotionally prepare for though, shore up some courage before I jump in! Thanks for the gorgeous review my friend:)

  3. I just met David Levithan last weekend! And he read from this book and it was so, so, SO beautiful! He wouldn’t tell us what happens (duh, of course) so now I’m definitely dying to know. I’m a huge David Levithan fan and I am REALLY excited to read this. I wasn’t able to buy this one (I just brought a few of his books I owned) so I’m definitely hoping to get my hands on it soon. I’m so glad you loved it!
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