15 April 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Every Day by David Levithan

Every Day (Every Day #1)
by David Levithan (Goodreads, Website, Twitter)
Published by Ember on September 12th, 2013
Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Fantasy
Format: Paperback (324 pages)
Source: Purchased
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Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.

There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.

It’s all fine until the morning that 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—day in, day out, day after day.


I guess I should begin this review with the following words: this book is bloody brilliant! I absolutely regret not picking up this book sooner, and how I turned a blind eye when this novel was the rave two years ago. Why I even ignored this fantastic book, I have no idea, but better late than never right? 

For those of you who haven't read this incredible novel, let me sum it up for you: we've got a sixteen year old soul who wanders from body to body every day, ever since he was born. 365 days—365 bodies in a year. Our hero calls himself A and is a wandering soul, and no one knows how he came to be, not even himself, and the only thing that has formed his humanity is the variety of memories he acquires as he lives on.

"I am myself—I know I am myself—but I am also someone else."

David Levithan's words are close to impeccable. It's beautiful, lyrical and a free flow of sensational messages that are just so out of this world, and it is rare for me to wholly fall in love with a book, but Every Day just caught me off guard and had me hooked with a concept so original and enigmatic, the whole journey left me agape.

Not only did Every Day leave me speechless, it also had me questioning my very own existence in this world—I know, I'm a weirdo (and a deep thinker too). Though, I honestly think at least 7 out of 10 people who read this masterpiece must have thought the same thing: is A real? Or rather, is the idea of A real? 

"I am not the devil, but I could be."

Despite how this is a Young Adult romance novel, it wasn't the romance that hooked me, but the idea of A waking up as a different type of person each day. Levithan captured realistic idea of different kinds of sixteen year old kids, from gluttons to addicts to depressed individuals to spoiled brats and to religious freaks. There are satirical moments that will make you chuckle, and there are moments when his scenarios pack a heavy punch in the gut, especially when he awakens in individuals you absolutely relate to. 

But as much as I would like to say that I loved this book so much, the ending wasn't to my liking. It felt abrupt, and too sudden and absolutely open ended. I didn't even realize it was already the end until I let my eyes flow to Acknowledgments page. However, this book still gave me the chills and when I found out about the sequel coming out later this year, written in the POV of A's love interest, Rhiannon, I was more than thrilled. 

If you haven't read this book yet, I don't know what you're doing with your life. Every Day is a fast read and if you get hooked, you'll surely devour it in a day, or probably even less. Rest assured, if you pick this up, you will never regret it.

30 comments:

  1. This really does sound like a fabulous read! I need to check to see if I have this one, if not I think a trip to Amazon's site is in order. ;)
    Wonderful review!

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    1. Oh wow, and here I thought I was pretty much like the only one who hasn't read this book, lol! It's a wonderful read, I hope you get to pick it up soon! And thank you, Kindle mama! ;D

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  2. AHHH This book is so good, I can't even put into words how genius it is. I really wish for Levithan to finally hurry up with the sequel, I want more! So happy that you liked it!!

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    1. Ohgod, it is! I'm so excited for the sequel too! Thanks for stopping by, Jen! :)

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  3. I've been wanting to pick up this book since I first heard about it but for some reason I still haven't purchased a copy. Your review has made me want to read it even more! I'm really intrigued by the idea of someone waking up in a different body every day as well. I am sorry to see that the ending was abrupt. :/
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. OMG you better pick up a copy. STAT! It's just soooo good! But yeah, the ending wasn't very satisfying but I believe Levithan has his reasons, especially since he's releasing a sequel real soon. :D

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  4. I see this book every time I go to the bookstore, but I still haven’t bought it. I’m starting to think that I should.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Oh you should! I hope you do pick it up. You'll definitely enjoy it. :)

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  5. I've had a copy of this since forever ago, but I haven't read it yet. I think I might have just bumped it up though!

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    1. You gotta pick it up! I'm very sure you'll love it too! :)

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  6. I've always wondered, even when I was younger, if life was a dream and when you die, do you really DIE or do you just wake up from the dream as a baby? I guess that's basically a type of reincarnation, but I've always been a deep thinker as well who analyzes the shit out of EVERYTHING... I blame my mother lmao. I am starting to get annoyed with open endings, though. I definitely want to pick this up but it will be once I recover from "Normal" LOL

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    1. OMG ME TOO! Girl you know we are just so alike too, Hahaha! And omg, this open ending is much worse than "Normal" but I'm letting it pass since there's gonna be a sequel out soon, lol.

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  7. Leviathan's writing style is just not for me. But man, I have a feeling I'm missing out. Big time.

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    1. Aw man, sorry this book didn't do it for you. :( This is my first Levithan book anyway, I still haven't tried his other works so I'm not exactly sure if his writing style is consistent. :)

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  8. I've seen this around but never paid attention to it, really! Now, because of your review, I NEED TO READ THIS!!! I don't think I've ever read anything like this! How unique!! (: Thanks for sharing, Blessie!! (:


    Pearl @ AsteriskPearl's Book Blog

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    1. For real? And here I thought I was like one of the very few in the blogging community who hasn't read this book yet, lol. You gotta pick this up, Pearl! It's sooo good! :)

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  9. Sounds amazing! I'm adding it to my TBR list this instance!

    Aeriko @ http://thereadingarmchair.blogspot.com

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    1. Awesome! Hope you get to pick this book up when you get the time! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I have read and reviewed this book. I was a bit disappointed of A because I really don't get the point? But glad you liked it! :)

    Yani /
    www.paperboulevard.com

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    1. Did you mean, how it ended? or A as a whole? lol

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  11. Girl I told you David was good! This man can do NO wrong to me, especially when it comes to his solo work. I'm so happy you ended up loving one of my favorite books. Now if only Forbidden and Patrick Ness's novels can find their way into your hands that would be great lmao. Lovely review as usual my friend :)

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    1. Baby steps, girl. I still need to get me a copy of Forbidden and Patrick Ness' books. :D And thank you, my dear! ;D

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  12. Wow I love the sound of this novel - it's nothing like I have read before. I've seen if around but I dismissed it, big mistake! Your review just made me it to my TBR & my my, the good reads rating for this book is amazing. I hope I enjoy it as much as you have. I love fast paced reads as well. Beautiful review<3 Benish| Feminist Reflections

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    1. Awesome! I'm glad my review made you want to add this to your TBR. Hope you enjoy it when you get to pick it up! Thanks, Benish! :D

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    2. I actually picked this one up based on your review :) I really liked it as well, the ending left me hanging though </3 Thank you for the recommendation.

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    3. OMG, awesome! Glad you enjoyed it and you're welcome! :D

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  13. I've never heard of this before, but I LOVE the sound of it! Definitely picking this one up.

    I love how excited you are about this book. Makes me want to start reading it straight away!!

    Thanks for a great review, Blessie! ^_^

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    1. YES YES YES!!! PICK THIS UP ♥♥♥ HAHAHA!

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  14. I loved this book as well. It was my first read by David..and it was beautiful.

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    1. It is a very beautiful book. I'm intrigued to read more of David Levithan's. :D

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