Book Review: Every Day

Every DayEvery Day
by David Levithan
Published by: Ember
Form: Purchased Paperback
Big Themes: Humanity, Trust, Love, Reincarnation

Summary:
Every day, A wakes up in a new body.  He has no choice as to what body he wakes up in.  A’s life has no consistency.  Each day is new faces.  A new situation.  Until A falls in love, and struggles to cling to the possibility that this body-hopping life may have a purpose.

Review in a Nutshell:

A totally unique concept.  This book really makes you think about what it means to be human and the idea of a human soul.  What makes us who we are?  I loved the idea of a person being recognizable no matter what body they are in.  The idea that a soul can transcend your physical body.

You really feel for the character A and all that he/she has to go through on a daily basis.  You yearned for A to have some stability and normalcy.  With each day being an entirely different situation, I definitely found this book to be a page-turner and quick read.

The book is guilty of using some stereotypes in terms of the characters that A body-hops into.  That didn’t bother me as I was reading, but I read it in some reviews afterwards.  I thought the author did an excellent job of exploring many different personas, and frequently created sympathy for those personas through A’s voice and observations.

Overall:
Four shining stars.  This book was a fascinating look at humanity and what it means to be human.  Unique and worth reading. Recommended for ages 14 and up for mild drug/sex references.

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4 comments on “Book Review: Every Day

  1. I do want to read this! I need to read books by this author in general. Thanks for sharing!

    -Lauren

  2. I felt the same way! I didn’t really notice the stereotypes while I was reading, but then I read reviews and was like “oh, yeah, I guess so.” It did not prevent me from completely falling in love with this book though! ❤

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