Every Day, by David Levithan
Updated: Feb 17, 2020
Every morning our main character A wakes up in a different body. There is never a warning about who it will be, but A is used to that. A never gets too attached, avoids being noticed and does not interfere.
This works for A, until one day A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has lived by no longer apply. Because in Rhiannon, A, has found someone A wants to be with, every day.
An astonishing book of many characters, lives, and stories. In this changing main character, Levithan introduces not only countless moral dilemmas, but a range of different people, lives and stories, all combining to make up the life of one character.
We are given a beautiful insight into the varying lives of people all of the same age in, around about, the same part of the world.
Highlighting not just the struggles faced by young teens of varying backgrounds, but the differences that seemingly small changes make to people’s lives.
Into this Levithan throws a love story, one that cannot possibly end happily as our main character has no control over their own life in any way, in fact in many ways A does not have a life of their own as they are endlessly forced to live those of others.
This is a novel that no one should miss out on, where it is painfully honest about life and emotion it is also funny and light-hearted, ensuring that readers do not get bogged down with heavy writing.
An excellent and unique novel.
We Give Every Day Four Stars
ISBN – 978-1-4052-6442-6 Cover price - £7.99