Every Day – David Levithan – Review

I wake up. 

Immediately, I have to figure out who I am. It’s not just the body – opening my eyes and discovering whether the skin on my arm is light or dark, whether my hair is long or short, whether I’m fat or thin, boy or girl, scarred or smooth. The body is the easiest thing to adjust to if you’re used to waking up in a new one each morning. It’s the life, the context of the body, that can be hard to grasp.

Every day I am someone else. I am myself – I know I am myself – but I am also someone else.

It has always been like this.

I was so intrigued at this book and where they could go with the story, but oh my gosh how wrong was I? This person (who we find out is called ‘A’) has the chance to give people the best day of their lives, as he wakes up in a different body each day but instead of doing that, one day he wakes up and decides to change everything he has ever done.

So it starts off with ‘A’ being in the body of a teenage boy Justin, who has a girlfriend called Rhiannon. Justin is a classic teenage boy, he’s moody and thinks everyone is against him, he’s also not a very nice guy, he’s currently emotionally bullying his girlfriend.

So when ‘A’ is being Justin for the day he decides he can’t do that to this girl he’s just met as he can’t find a reason to in Justin’s memory.  So ‘A’ decides to go against the biggest rule he has and tries to change their relationship and make them all happier.

After spending the whole day giving Justin’s girlfriend false hope that he could change and things could be different between them, ‘A’ still won’t give up on the fact that he now knows Rhiannon and knows what she needs to be happy.

The more I think about it, the more I see the flaws in it, ‘A’ goes back on everything he is supposed to do, he’s not supposed to mess with peoples lives – he does, he’s not supposed to tell anything that is happening to them – he does, he’s not supposed to reveal his secret to anyone – HE DOES.

‘A’ now spends the majority of the book trying to be as close to Rhiannon as he possibly can. He makes everyone he’s currently taking over, go straight to find her in her town and befriend her as them.

Also, the second person he takes over for the day is a boy called Nathan who is a perfect student, but ‘A’ changes that and makes him go crazy and believe the devil was embodying him for the day. ‘A’ got caught and refuses to do something about his actions.

Unfortunately, I did not gel well with this story, so I am going to stop there, basically ‘A’ goes against everything he should and ruins more lives than he fixes and Rhiannon apparently is totally okay with this.

Those of you who have been reading me for a while will know that I don’t like writing a bad review, I’d prefer to always find a redeeming factor in the book I am reviewing but this one went too far, I rolled my eyes multiple times during this book.

If you want to check it out, here’s a link to Every Day


Lucy xox

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