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Every Day by David Levithan
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Sep 04, 2012

it was amazing
Recommended to Alice by: Heidi
Read in September, 2012

What a fantastic book. I was a bit wary of this because the only David Levithan I'd read prior was Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and I liked John Green's half much more. Luckily, this is a wonderful, imaginative, and moving book. A has spent hir life jumping from one body to the next, creating a set of morals and norms that allows hir to experience life without disturbing those whose bodies ze inhibits (sorry for the awkward pronouns, but one of the loveliest things about this book is how well Levithan writes a multi-gender character). But when ze meets Rihannon, the girlfriend of one of A's bodies, this all flies out the window as A desperately tries to figure out how to be with her even when they can't be together. My favorite chapter is when A inhabits a transman, and feels more at home than ze does in most of hir bodies. An insanely progressive book, but one that never feels forced. Instead, the story flows naturally, and the little glimpses of teenage life that you get through A's eyes make for incredibly compelling reading. I loved it. Highly recommended.

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carla Thanks for giving your review. I've read 2 - 3 critics' reviews of this and wasn't not certain how I'd like it. However, your test is generally impeccable, so adding it!

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