Every Day by David Levithan
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: Aug 2012
Place on Hold
Synopsis: Every day “A” wakes up in a different body. It’s never the same body twice and happens at midnight whether A wants it to or not. It has always been this way for A, who has never had a problem with it. A even created a code that is stuck to every day. It’s an odd way to live, but A accepted a long time ago. Everything was fine…until A falls in love.
Characters: The characters in this book were interesting to say the least. “A” is one of, if not the, most intriguing characters I have ever come across. Mostly because A is indefinable; A is not one person or even a gender and can only be defined by the sum of days A has lived. The problem is that A lives each day according to how his “host” would do and act. So, A never really acts as A. The only thing we can really assume is that A is considerate to the “hosts” he is put into. The only time we glimpse the true A is when love strikes. The author was incredibly brave to create such an indefinable character and he did an amazing job writing a character and their thoughts, especially since the character didn’t even have a gender.
Action: This book starts off by describing A’s situation which in and if itself is pretty interesting. I promise it gets better than that but I won’t spoil it! You guys will just have to trust me one this one!
Romance: As I said in the synopsis A ends up falling in love and I’m sure you’re wondering how that works; every day a different place, body and gender right? Well, I can assure you it happens and as you can guess it’s not easy. The romance and making it work is the bulk of the book and I won’t spoil it. However, I will say that it’s very interesting and very dramatic.
Overall: Overall this is the most unique book I’ve ever read. My recommendation is to read it!