Six Earlier Days (Every Day 0.5)
The novel Every Day starts on Day 5994 of A’s life. In this digital-only collection Six Earlier Days, Lev ...more
So ****Spoiler Alert,**** its not.
Its just A, narrating 6 typical days in his past life before he met Rhiannon.
Levithan is revisiting A, the character he introduced us to in Every Day. I suppose this is a prequel that needs to be read as a sequel so you understand A, you can see, be, the six different people that A has chosen you to glimpse.
Again, such beauty. One day does not ever seem enough and to stay detached, to try to not disrupt, to always have to be ...more
What's worse is Levithan breaks apart some of the wondrous enigma of Every Day and tries to explain things and gets trapped in the exposition quicksand. I don't mean he tries to explain why A is transpo ...more
I have a feeling this respective review will be short considering this was a short read that took very little time on my part, but I enjoyed immensely. "Six ...more
If there is a person capable of doing that is David Levithan. I still remember myself crying reading The Lover’s Dictionary over one sentence chapters. He can say so much with almost no words at all. His work gets to me like very few others have.
This is my third time reading a work by David Levithan and I think it is safe to say now that he is among my ...more
How can simple words extract so many feelings? Six Earlier Days is full of . . . I don't even know what word to use with this.
SED (can I just call this SED?) is a quick read. I read it in one and a half hour, but I'm assuming you could finish it in an hour or less (I'm not a fast reader.
Before I read the novella (novelette?), I thought there would be some given ...more
However, the self and sexual identity questions raised by the main book were reiterated and made slightly more interesting. This was the pre-Rhiannon, pre-stupid love story, A. I wish there were a whole book of this, rather than jus ...more
even though it's short, it's still full of beautiful revelations and situations. David Levithan is amazing. I can't wait for book 2!
And in just those few little pages I'm immediately transported back into A's lonely world. Except this time it's worse because the last life you leave is the story of Sam and Mark and I really liked them. Granted, Mark wasn't really Mark at the time, but I still wanted to know what was going to happen, how it'd play out. If that's how I feel as the reader, imagine being A! Dipping into all these lives and then being ripped away again, never knowing what is going to happen to these ...more
I plowed through this in one sitting during silent reading time yesterday. I downloaded it immediately after finishing Every Day because I really enjoyed the novel and wasn’t ready for it to be over. I also wanted to read more about A’s life before Rhiannon, and presumably before he set down some of the rules for himself.
The story spans (duh) six separate days, starting when A is 6 and leading up until he is a teenager. We see him inhabit girls and boys, straight and gay, good families and bad....more
This is a short read, written exactly like the main book but with a glimpses into a couple of earlier days, age 7 and on up to jus around when the Novel itself begins. I'm not sure what the point was, if there was something there to learn I didn't ...more
One thing I wouldn't forget about the book is A ( in the body of Paul) and Nicole's knock Knock Game:
"Water we doing?"
Haha, hope, you too, will find it funny. :) Or ma ...more
If this book accomplished anything, it was convincing me that EVERY DAY lends itself ...more
I understand from the reviews that I've skimmed that the biggest issue people have with this story is that it doesn't add anything to the book Every Day, and is ultimately just a few deleted scenes. Now, I fully accept and agree with that perspecive, however I think it's important for these chapters to be viewed as ex ...more
Rating: 2/5 What
I fell in love with A in Every Day, so I had no other choice but to read the follow-up novella-ish next book. It's only 47 pages though.
What it’s about:
Good question. If you haven't read Every Day, there's no possible way for you to understand what is going on there. Basically, A is a bodysnatcher creature that has to change bodies every day and one day falls in love and has to find a way to stay in one body for her. In Six Earlier Days, Levithan gives us all the nonsense from th ...more
I think this book a worthy light reading after reading Every Day. Though the starting of A's life is still mystery (I think Levithan trying to tell us A was just born into that kind life and we just to accept that and shut our mouth off), this book offers new insights of what it likes being A.
I prefer the dynamic in this book since there's no Rhiannon and A hasn't been such a naive. Though some things kinda bugging me.
Like how the narration got so more mature than A had to represent ...more
Review on my blog: http://kandangbaca.blogspot.com/2014/...
Bagi teman-teman yang sudah membaca Every Day, saya rasa wajib banget membaca Six Earlier Days. Novel ini hanya diterbitkan dalam bentuk ebook. Tadinya saya mengira kalau buku ini menceritakan 6 hari sebelum A bertemu dengan Rhiannon. Ternyata tidak demikian. Dalam Six Earlier Days, David Levithan menceritakan 6 hari dari masa lalu A secara acak. 6 hari yang membuat pembaca mengenal A lebih dekat lagi.
Di salah satu bab, diceritakan tenta ...more
The novel Every Day starts on Day 5994 of A’s life. In this digital-only collection Six Earlier Days, Levithan gives readers a glimpse at a handful of the other 5993 stories yet to be told that inform how A navigates the complexit ...more
I love how's been able to be with each single body.
It is like it is telling us that we can live from the now and not think of what was happening in the future or past.
People sometimes stress themselves too much because of what we do not know in the future.
This book series speaks to me with all the lessons and life stuff.
AND I SERIOUSLY IN LOVE WITH IT.
These words are as complicated and confus ...more
0 stars for zero plot.
0 stars for Levithan giving zero fucks.
0 stars for characters with zero brains.
1 star for me.
I leave this body with weird expectations o ...more