Every Day: David Levithan

‘No matter what religion or gender or race or geographic background, we all have about 98 percent in common with each other‘ – P.g. 90

Genre: Fantasy/Romance novel/ Young Adult fiction.

Imagine waking up in a new body every single morning. You never know who you will be next and what problems you will be facing in their lives for a single day. Rhiannon, a sixteen-year old girl, and A feel a connection between them but have to face the challenge of finding each other everyday as A inhabits a different life. This challenge becomes a struggle, leading to them both having to make a tough decision. But this isn’t the only challenge that A faces. One boy that A took over for a day insists on spreading the word of a ‘demon’ possessing people for 24-hours, leaving A vulnerable to exposure.

This book was captivating. The constant contrasts in the lives that A lives for a day makes it difficult to put the book down.

Leviathan tackles many big issues and taboo topics in this incredible book, including drug addiction and depression. For me, this was a really good aspect because it helps to raise awareness of mental health as well as on going problems that people face. This is definitely needed to be included in more books that are published! Levithan also tackles the idea of identity throughout the book using A’s inability to fully create their own identity as the result of not having a permanent body or history to attach to.

I highly recommend this to everyone. It’s an easy read that captivates your attention with the consistent changes.

Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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