Author: David Levithan
Published by: Egmont
Publication date: 16th September 2013
Genres: Young Adult
Source: Review copy from the publisher.
(In this review I refer to A as a 'he' because I can't keep calling him A, it doesn't read well.)
Every single day, A wakes up in a different body. He never knows whose body it will be and there doesn't seem to be any pattern. All A knows is that the person will be the same age and in roughly the same location each time. A has a set of rules - don't make connections and don't do anything significant that could effect the real owner of the body. But then A meets Rhiannon, a girl he wants to be with forever. But is that possible, when he becomes a different person every day?
This is yet another remarkable novel from the very talented David Levithan. Sometimes I'll read a stream of YA books and think 'They're all kind of the same, in one way or another' and then I come to a book that is completely different from the rest. Every Day was that book. Every Day is thought-provoking and original. In fact, it's almost like a series of short stories because we 're constantly seeing life through a different pair of eyes.
However, I did have one problem with the book. I didn't feel like I could relate/empathise/connect with A because he was constantly changing. A doesn't have a gender, family or a body of his own, so that was a bit strange but the good elements of this novel made up for that.
Levithan is the master of creating original scenarios and compelling plots - I really don't know how he does it! A lot of people refer to him as a genius and I completely agree with them.
I devoured this book in just a few hours. Every Day isn't perfect - I had a couple of faults with it - so unfortunately I can't give it my highest rating. However, 4.5/5 is a high rating anyway and I'm really pleased I was able to give it that, at least! If you buy this book, I highly doubt that you will regret it. Thought-provoking, original and compelling!