Every Day (Every Day #1)
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Every Day (Every Day #1)

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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 meet...more
Hardcover, 322 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers (first published 2012)
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Kathryn
I'm in the minority here: I didn't like Every Day, and the more I think about the book, the more it angers me.

The main character, A, is Dr. Sam Beckett; A quantum-leaps from person to person, landing in a different host each day. A has no body of A's own, having been leaping since A was an infant at least. There are a few rules limiting the leaps:

1. A leaps only into a host of approximately the same age, and A appears to age in the same progression as a human (that is, A at one is mentally indis...more
Wendy Darling
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 sentient literary style and gentle feeling.

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 se...more
Stacia (out of inspiration)
Jan 10, 2013 Stacia (out of inspiration) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Stacia (out of inspiration) by: Buddy read w/Amanda, Joan & Rebecca
I wake up the next morning in Beyonce's body.

3.5 stars. I think I hated this book, even though I was drawn into it like a moth to a flame. And by hate, I mean that I did like the book, but found myself frustrated because I was forced to question every single damn thing. There was something about the entire story that suffocated the hell out of me. My head hurt from trying to figure out how all of 'this' was supposed to work. My heart hurt from the presumed hopelessness of the situation. Yet,...more
Nancy
The concept for the story is intriguing - A is a person that inhabits another person's body for one day. Sometimes A is a boy, sometimes a girl. A can inhabit different colors of skin and different shapes and sizes. A tries to minimize the impact of occupying the body. A is supposedly not judgmental. Whatever body A inhabits is fine with A.

The story is, I believe, about acceptance. People come in all shapes, sizes, genders and orientations. There is no preference given the above mentioned catego...more
Ariana
Wow! This was such a feast for my eyes and mind!



My thoughts after finishing the book: SO GOOD! I didn't even have time to mark it as currently-reading, this is how lost into the story I've been. One of the best books I've read in quite a while!

Full review:

Romance aside, this story is about people .. All kinds of people in all kinds of scenarios, with different lives and in different environments. It's the most wonderful book about what it means to be human.

It takes you on a journey around the w...more
Flannery
Once upon a time, a high school-aged girl attempted to make lasagna for her three siblings and their parents. As both the youngest child and as someone with quite the reputation as a calamity machine of Amelia Bedelia proportions, she had a lot to prove. When her family came home and sat down to dinner, everyone remarked that the lasagna tasted...okay, but off. They asked her how she made it and she recounted the correct steps and then remarked that it took her a really long time to chop all tha...more
Laura

Why do I remember a time spent driving around all day with wind and music in my hair as if it was yesterday, but can’t recall one detail about my high school graduation? Some days stick. Others fade away. A life mystery...I hope forever remains a mystery.

One day at a time. Live every day to the fullest. Be in the moment. Day to day. Today is a new day. See you tomorrow…..Are just a few of the common expressions that Mr. Levithan blows up and almost redefines in the pages of Every Day. A book tha...more
Blythe
WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS

Actual Rating: 4.5 stars

Despite what you might think from my rating, I really, truly loved this book. I want to give this book a full five star rating so much, but, regardless of how much I think this book deserves a five star rating, and how much I want to give it a five star rating, I just can't bring myself to give it that.

A has an indeterminate gender, an indeterminate family, and even indeterminate name. Each and every day, A finds himself waking up in a new body...more
Belle
2.5 stars

Do you ever read a book and think, “Am I reading the same thing as everyone else”? This is exactly how I felt with Every Day. All the reviews I’d seen were full of praise. I was expecting it to be amazing. It was not.

It's a shame because I liked the concept of “A” waking up in a different body each day, content to do so until falling in love with the girlfriend of one of the bodies. Intriguing, right? Unfortunately, the execution didn’t work for me. The writing itself was gorgeous and t...more
Kat
Every Day is the story of A, who wakes up every day in another person's body. When he meets and falls in love with Rhiannon, he goes against his drifter lifestyle and tries to form a relationship with her.

This book was captivating and interesting right away. I loved the premise, and was really intrigued by this genderless main character who doesn't have a body of their own, who instead wakes up every day in someone else's body. Plot wise, the main story here was the romance, and how A and Rhiann...more
Komal
David Levithan formed the perfect hypothesis, but he failed to design an experiment, plan an observation or conduct a research and quench the bits which mattered the most. Instead, he took the easier route out and declared the result unreachable when it could have, so easily, been created right out of the never-emptying vaults of his mind.

Sometimes, an author gets a brilliant idea, an idea that is out of this world, untried, new and unique and awaiting to challenge him and his readers alike. Dav...more
Bren

WARNING: THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR EVERYONE....



With that said, I put this book as one of my favorites. When I finished my feelings were all over the place, that I needed time to collect them. Now its been months and this book still makes my heart beat faster, my palms get sweaty, and I am eager to see where "A" will be next. You see this is a tale like no other. David Levithan has messed with my head, in a way that I am grateful for. He made me think and choose between ideas and feelings I never thou...more
Wendy F


Why do you read books?

I read books because they transport me somewhere else. I go on adventures, fall in love, grieve, laugh... I find best friends, and sometimes I lose best friends. This is the first time that I've read a book and actually felt alone... lonely.

Imagine, you have nobody of your own. Every day you have a new mother, new father, new life... you drift from body to body, without any real roots or anything that you can call your own. The MC, 'A', kept trying to convince Rhiannon, and...more
Sandra
This review can also be found on My Fiction Nook.

I don't even know where to start. This book made me cry, it was so good.

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.

The MC is a person of indeterminate gender, looks and even name, who wakes up in a different body every single day. 'A', as s/he calls him/herself has been like this since birth. Every morning, 'A' has to check whether the body currently inhabited is male or female, check the location...more
Karina Halle
4.5 stars...but I round up cuz I'm nice like that.

I can see how this book won't be for everyone. It's thought-provoking and doesn't really give any clear answers. It's depressing and fatalistic. It's poignant and stays with you, much like Before I Fall or Never Let Me Go did for days after I read them. Some people don't want think, they want a fluffy escape. This is not a fluffy escape. In fact, in some ways, the book made me feel trapped in a metal box.

But don't let the unusual subject matter -...more
Sab H.  (YA Bliss)
WOW WOW. MIND = BLOWN.

This book will make such huge impact on teens today. It's one of those one-in-a-million books that has an outstanding message, a super cool premise and an unputdownable quality as the cherry on top. Levithan manages to tackle equality, humanity and, above all, LOVE in this gorgeous and utterly thought-provoking story. It's like a thousand stories packed into one, wrapped up and toppled with the most beautiful aftertaste. So much LOVE. I kind of knew I would't have much to s...more
Thomas
If you stare at the center of the universe, there is a coldness there. A blankness. Ultimately, the universe doesn't care about us. Time doesn't care about us.

That's why we have to care about each other.


Every day, A wakes up in a different body. A different life. A has gotten used to it by now, but when he encounters Rhiannon, he finds himself falling in love - and farther away from what he's ever known before.

Levithan just gets better and better. Boy Meets Boy and Love is the Higher Law failed...more
Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
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4.25 out of 5

Every Day is another remarkable novel from a very talented and thankfully prolific author. Just when I start to feel again that YA sticks to and retreads the same trends, ideas, themes, constantly, Mr. Levithan publishes such a starkly original and thoroughly readable novel. Unlike anything else I've read (though I can see slight shades of both The Time Traveler's Wife and Quantum Leap in components of Every Day), this is a thought-prov...more
Anna  (Bananas!)
This book was amazing on so many levels - as a fantasy, as a romance (and quite an atypical one), as a story about a queer character, and most importantly as a HUMAN story. I believe most people can relate to this book because there are so many unique lives on display.

Now, I'll attempt to write a review with no personal pronouns for the MC...

The essential elements:
The main character, simply named "A", wakes up every morning in the body of a different person. However, A is always mentally himsel...more
Cassi aka Snow White Haggard
3.5 stars

Every Day by David Levithan is intriguing book but I have a complicated relationship with it. It's a fascinating and daring premise. Every day the main character wakes up in someone else's body, treading lightly, trying not to disturb the life their walking in. The main characters has no parents, body, gender or name of their own. For the sake of having an identify, the main characters call themselves A. (For the YA readers/TV viewers this may be a poor naming choice).

Then one day, A me...more
Belkis
Wow. Just WOW. I just finished this book and I don't know where or how to begin expressing all of the things I'm feeling right now. I honestly can't articulate them all properly; my head and heart are in jumbles. This book is unlike any other I've EVER read. David Levithan, what a mind you have. What an imagination. I can only equate this level of awe inspiring experience with the likes of reading something written by the geniuses that are John Green, Laini Taylor, and Melina Marchetta. Now, hav...more
Maciek
I read this novel purely because of the strength of its premise - having the central character inhabit a body of a different person for just one day. It's certainly an interesting concept - you go to sleep as one person, and wake up as someone completely different. How would such a character go on about his life? Can he be said to have a life at all?

This is the question that should drive this novel, but doesn't. The main character - known only as A - doesn't spend too much time pondering his cas...more
Anne
I have a complicated relationship with this book. On the one hand, the premise is SUPER GREAT. He bodyswaps every single day, but I really could've used even more bodyswapping. UGH BODYSWAPPING, I WANT TO ROLL AROUND IN IT. And I read the whole book in a day, which, like, I barely even finish books anymore, so that's impressive, and there is definitely huge talent in writing something where the reader wants to know what happens next. The storyline with Nathan was greaaaaaat (except for the letdo...more
Maree
Rating: 2.5 Stars

Every day A wakes up in a different body. A has learnt to live with this and is resigned to the fact that this is fate. A has strict rules when it comes to interfering with the bodies A inhabits for the day, accessing their memories just enough to make it through the day without being noticed and never becoming too attached. Then A connects with Rhiannon and suddenly A has something to live for, to look forward to every day. Suddenly A has something which lasts more than one day...more
Jareed
It would seem that David Levithan has no love for the traditional linear narrative form of story writing. The Lover's Dictionary(1 Star) is in, as its namesake suggests, dictionary entries. Every Day too is not of the traditional linear form. It has no beginnings, and it knows no ends. It began where it ended, and it ends where it began. Searching for closure here would be an act in vain.

Every Day tells us the existence of an entity which inhabits a body for just one day. For one day it gets to...more
Ailyne
How? How in the vastness of the universe can I explain to you the absolute perfection inside the pages of this book. As I write this tears fall down my cheeks, my heart hurts a little, and the nagging feeling of the unknown lingers in my head. What great things the human mind is capable of writing. What great things it is capable of creating. I wish I had the right words...to describe everything I feel...everything this book made me feel, I guess I'll only have to try...a mere insignificant atte...more
Ellen Hopkins
Loved the idea, ditto the writing.
Jon
"One person can make a difference."

People are always saying how one person can make a difference. It is hard to accomplish but it is possible. A is born into a different body every day and he has an option to interfere in their lives. A's policy of non-interference is broken the day he meets Rhiannon. Soon A falls in love with Rhiannon and he wants to be with her every day.

Every Day is a book that shows love has no limitations. No matter what body A is in, whether it be male or female, he st...more
Kat (Le Pauvre Cœur)

Every day, A is a different person. When he/she goes to sleep at night, he wakes up in someone else's 16 year old body. By now, A is used to it; he can't do anything to stop it.
One morning, A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon. Against his own rules, A takes Rhiannon to the beach and they connect in a way that A has never felt before. Even after switching bodies, A can't stop thinking about her and continues to meet her as different people.
Until A finally te...more
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**3.5 stars**

When I look at reviews from my friends on this book, the first thing that everyone says is how original they found it to be. And herein lies my main problem with "Every Day": This was not a wholly original book to me. I am a hard-core Octavia Butler fan. She wrote the most interesting, queer sci-fi out there and I have read all of her books, some more than once. One of my favorite books is Wild Seed and I've read it multiple times. The main character in that book inhabits different...more
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David Levithan (born 1972) is an American children's book editor and award-winning author. He published his first YA book, Boy Meets Boy, in 2003. Levithan is also the founding editor of PUSH, a Young Adult imprint of Scholastic Press.

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