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Every Day

Levithan, David (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Every Day


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Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon.
Authors: Levithan, David
Title: Every day
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 324 p. ;,22 cm
Summary: Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon.
ISBN: 0307931897
9780307931894
0375971114
9780375971112
0307931889
9780307931887
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Report This Dec 17, 2013
  • hmcgivney rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I loved the writing. I loved the premise. I loved A's personality and philosophy, and the way A reacted to things. I loved the romance, and how A tried to make something constant in a life that was nothing but change. It made me think about personality: how much of my personality is due to my gender and body and brain chemistry? How much is because of the particular place where I live, my history, the people I interact with? How much of all that goes into "me?" Big question.

Report This Nov 21, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

There's an endless supply of advice about achieving happiness by living in the moment. Regrets about the past and worries about the future are distractions that only result in unhappiness, the philosophy goes; the only thing that matters is today. ----- No one has ever fully embodied that philosophy the way that A does, though. For A there really is no yesterday or tomorrow, since every day A wakes up as a different person. Temporarily inhabiting the body of a different person, to be precise. Always someone the same age as A from the same geographic region. Aside from those two limitations, every day A gets to be someone new and has lived sixteen years of life experiencing a constant succession of present moments. Every day: a different body, different house, different parents, siblings, and friends, different issues. Never any control over how the situation came to be, never any worries about what happens next. There is always only ever today. ----- Until the day A spends falling in love with Rhiannon in the body of her boyfriend, Justin. Suddenly today is not enough, as A wants today, tomorrow, the next day, and forever with Rhiannon. Suddenly A is on a quest to prove to Rhiannon that it's only who we are on the inside that matters regardless of the external packaging, and will play havoc with the life of each day's borrowed body to make it happen. ----- A thoughtful, moving story.

Report This Nov 09, 2013
  • tocch101 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A good read, but leaves many questions on what it means to be in control of yourself and of another. Left open at the end.

Report This Aug 27, 2013
  • billybee11 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Beautiful.So different from anything I have ever read.

Loved the book. Planning on reading his other books!

Report This Jul 31, 2013
  • trishhh17 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best books I've ever read. The story is so beautiful and heartbreaking. Once you started reading it, you can't put it down anymore. I think the ending was great and real. We always want happy endings but for this book we can say that the author gave us a happy, sad and a real ending.

Report This Jul 15, 2013
  • oolong_sama rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is the most wonderful book I have ever read. A's story is heartbreakingly beautiful, and a lot of people say that they cried at the end. I just put this book down, and I can feel the tears coming, so if you'll excuse me, I have a date with a box of Kleenex.

Report This Jul 11, 2013
  • platypus101 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

What makes us fall in love--and what makes us who we are? Those are the questions at the heart of this novel, which tells a thoughtful, touching story that will surprise readers with its literary style and gentle feeling.

Report This Jul 11, 2013
  • starsinthe_sky rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Beautiful though provoking book. I really loved it until the last 2 pages where it kind of fell apart for me. I was hoping for a better ending.

Report This Jul 10, 2013
  • JCLChristiH rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It's hard and confusing enough growing up through the teen years as the same person every day, year by year, imagine what it would be like to exist if you switched bodies every single day. One of the nominations for the 2013 Teen's Top Ten. Voting will take place Aug. 15 – Sept. 15 via YALSA’s brand new Teens’ Top Ten site for teens at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens, and the winners will be announced during Teen Read Week in October.

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  • riversprite rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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  • TheOutsidersFanatic rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Jul 11, 2013
  • platypus101 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Everyone longs for human connection, but 16-year-old A.'s search for it seems to be a losing proposition. Every day, for as long as he can remember, he wakes up in a different body: sometimes as a girl, sometimes with a different ethnicity, sometimes with a different sexual orientation. He's long recognized the futility of trying to create lasting relationships, but everything changes when he meets Rhiannon, a girl who makes him want things he's never thought possible.

Report This Aug 24, 2012
  • ParnassusReads rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

From the co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson, comes Every Day, a novel about someone who spends each day of their (the use of their is intentional, as this person is genderless, per se) life in a different body. A has been jumping from body to body each day of A’s life for as long as A can remember. Currently, A jumps through the bodies of 16 years olds. By now A has figured out the basic rules of the jump (every day at midnight, and never in the same body) and has set up some rules to live by in order to stay sane. Rule number one is don’t get attached. Rule number two is don’t interfere with the life of the body A is currently in. Things go as well as can be expected for A until A jumps into the body of 16 year old Justin. Justin himself is more or less a jerk. The problem for A is that A falls almost immediately for Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. The rest of the novel is spent working that whole snafu out. There are some fun plots twists in here, especially toward the end, so my summary will stop here.

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“You like him because he's a lost boy. Believe me, I've seen it happen before. But do you know what happens to girls who love lost boys? They become lost themselves. Without fail.” ― David Levithan, Every Day

Report This Jun 14, 2013
  • sarahalston rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"...we all have about 98 percent in common with each other. Yes, the differences between male and female are biological, but if you look at the biology as a matter of percentage, there aren't a whole lot of things that are different. Race is different purely as a social construction, not as an inherent difference. And religion - whether you believe in God or Yahweh or Allah or something else, odds are that at heart you want the same things. For whatever reason, we like to focus on the 2 percent that's different, and most of the conflict in the world comes from that." (p. 77)

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  • TheOutsidersFanatic rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

For the first time in my life, I run.

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