Monday, December 10, 2012

Every Day by David Levithan

Summary (from 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.

Ms. Kiplinger's Opinion: I LOVED this book!  I wanted to read it from the minute it walked into our school library, but I was in the process of reading another book and had lots going on.  I left it so someone else could have the chance to read it, and someone checked it out right away.  When I went to the Young Adult Literature Symposium in St. Louis at the beginning of November, I was excited to see that this author was going to be at the Book Blitz signing copies of this title.  He was my first stop and I read the book right after I got home.  Yes, it's taken me awhile to get to this review!  Anyway, the book is easy-to-read and fast-paced (rightly so considering the character is in a different person's body each day).  The character is a very well-developed and dynamic character that you want to know more about.  You never really know if A is male or female, but it doesn't really matter as you're reading.  It is also a love story which will appeal to many of my readers.  This is not a concept that is usually written about, so I am recommending this to any and everyone who stops in because it just has that wide appeal.  There is the usual teenage drama and angst, but it's told in such a different way that it isn't annoying and you want to fully support the character.  My verdict: READ IT! :)

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