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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
Statement of Responsibility: David Levithan
Edition: 1st ed
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
Branch Call Number: Y LEVITHAN
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.
Subject Headings: Interpersonal relations Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Love stories
Topical Term: Interpersonal relations
ISBN: 0307931897
9780307931894
0375971114
9780375971112
0307931889
9780307931887
LCCN: 2012004173
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Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.


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Aug 19, 2014
  • Nymeria23 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I loved the unique concept of this book. I never would have thought about this plotline for a book.In this original novel by David Levithan, A wakes up every day in someone else's body. It's never the same person, they seem to be the same age he is, and there is no way to stop it from happening. It has been like this his entire life. He floats through each day, trying his best to not mess up the life of the person that he is inhabiting. He stays disconnected from their lives, family and friends- it's not like he can stay. Until one day, A wakes up in Justin's body, and impossibly falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon. He connects for the first time. The story follows the connection between A and Rhiannon, their growing love and their complications.
I enjoyed this book a lot, and thought the ending was so heartbreakingly perfect. Some of the hardships of the lives A temporarily inhabited were tough to read, and made me feel for them, just to have the book practically never talk about them again. Though, I guess if you are a different person each day, thinking about every individual you have ever 'been' could make you go crazy.

Jul 30, 2014
  • mandy13 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

The idea of the book was quite interesting. I had very high hopes for this book, after reading Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (cowritten by David Levithan), which blew me away. However, although the story covers the topic of identity fairly well, I was not able to establish a strong connection with the characters. Furthermore, I understand Levithan's reason for the novel's open-ending, but I found myself still searching for closure.

Jul 21, 2014
  • dkrmwiz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

yeah, couldn't put this one down. started it at about 7 am and it's 10:40 pm now and I've just finished it. I'm not sure what to say about this book except it was a bizarre ride. interesting, but bizarre. made me remember the tv show quantum leap, but it was very different. read this, but let all preconceived notions go first. just read and accept, you'll be glad you did

Every day, A wakes up in someone else's body, and every morning it's different. Everything was normal, well as normal as something like that could be, until A met Rhiannon, the girlfriend of A's host body one day. A has an immediate connection to her, but is it possible to be loved by someone if they see you in a new body every day?

Read this if you like: David Levithan, romance, paranormal characters/situations, moral choices, and crying a little

Jul 08, 2014
  • smartim673 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A fresh and interesting outlook on man's historic struggle with identity.

One of my favourite reads so far this year. Such an original and beautifully written story.

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.

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.
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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.
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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.
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A thoughtful, moving story.

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.

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

Beautiful.So different from anything I have ever read.

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Aug 19, 2014
  • Nymeria23 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Nymeria23 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Jul 02, 2013
  • riversprite rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jun 03, 2013
  • rachelhoback rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 21, 2013
  • theresaannalee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Feb 05, 2013
  • TheOutsidersFanatic rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

TheOutsidersFanatic thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 18

Jan 15, 2013
  • hiddengoldtee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

hiddengoldtee thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 16 and 15

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Aug 19, 2014
  • Nymeria23 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

In this original novel by David Levithan, A wakes up every day in someone else's body. It's never the same person, they seem to be the same age he is, and there is no way to stop it from happening. It has been like this his entire life. He floats through each day, trying his best to not mess up the life of the person that he is inhabiting. He stays disconnected from their lives, family and friends- it's not like he can stay. Until one day, A wakes up in Justin's body, and impossibly falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon. He connects for the first time. The story follows the connection between A and Rhiannon, their growing love and their complications.

Jun 16, 2014
  • Lomav rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A wakes up in a different body every day. A has never been able to stay in one body for more than a day. Now A is in love and has to try and keep the girl.

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.

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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Aug 19, 2014
  • Nymeria23 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Other: Individuals are dealing with tough family issues, including death, drinking, and depression

Aug 19, 2014
  • Nymeria23 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Characters get naked

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Aug 19, 2014
  • Nymeria23 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“I wake up thinking of yesterday. The joy is in remembering; the pain is in knowing it was yesterday.”

Jun 16, 2014
  • Lomav rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

" I am not the devil. I am not a demon."

“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

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)

Feb 24, 2013
  • TheOutsidersFanatic rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

For the first time in my life, I run.

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

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