Tuesday, 17 March 2015

"Every Day" by David Levithan | Review

SOURCE: Bought
TYPE: Paperback

TITLE: Every Day
AUTHOR: David Levithan
SERIES: Every Day #1
PAGES: 372

AVERAGE GOODREADS RATING: 4/5
MY RATING: /5

BLURB: 
Each morning, A wakes up in a different body. There's never any warning about who it will be, but A is used to that. Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.

And that's fine - until A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with - every day...

INITIAL THOUGHTS: 
The first Levithan book I read was Boy Meets Boy last July, which I really enjoyed reading. I picked up Every Day because the concept of non-identity mentioned in the blurb really intrigued me. 

OPENING: 
In the first chapter, A establishes who he/she is. I was thrown straight into the story which I really liked, and the amount of detail given was just enough that I didn't get bored or end up skimming the text which often happens in novels that include a lot of excessive and unnecessary description.

CHARACTERS:
A is a very interesting character. Every single day he is someone different and that makes the book very exciting to read. It's nice to know about different lives, and the variety of different bodies he inhabits is amazing. You're never with the characters long enough to get properly attached to them which mirrors the life that A leads.
When Rhiannon is introduced there is a great sense of something 'better' about her. She's the culmination of kindness and beauty, with a bit of intelligence. Her life is, ultimately, very ordinary but the description used throughout the novel makes her seem much more than ordinary which really emphasises the way A feels for her.

SETTING:
As A lives through so many different people, there is not much focus on setting. The characters in the novel are much more important than the setting. Nonetheless, the key locations are briefly discussed in A's descriptions and are important in the plot.

OVERALL: 
I gave this novel 4/5 stars. It's a beautiful read and I'd highly recommend it. There were lots of lovely quotations that I could have taken from this book, and I'll probably return to it at some point in the future. Give it a read if you get the opportunity! It's lovely.


2 comments:

  1. Nice review! You're right, the plot concept DOES sound intriguing!

    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

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    1. Haha! I told you! You should definitely read it at some stage!

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