Synopses & Reviews
In his New York Times
bestselling novel, David Levithan introduces readers to what Entertainment Weekly
calls a "wise, wildly unique" love story about A, a teen who wakes up every morning in a different body, living a different life.
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.
With his new novel, David Levithan, bestselling co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, has pushed himself to new creative heights. He has written a captivating story that will fascinate readers as they begin to comprehend the complexities of life and love in A’s world, as A and Rhiannon seek to discover if you can truly love someone who is destined to change every day.
"Rich in wisdom and wit...Levithan keeps the pages turning not only with ingenious twists on his central conceit but with A's hard-earned pieces of wisdom about identity, isolation, and love. Every Day has the power to teach a bully empathy by answering an essential question: What's it like to be you and not me — even if it's just for one day?" Entertainment Weekly
"It demonstrates Levithan's talent for empathy, which is paired in the best parts of the book with a persuasive optimism about the odds for happiness and for true love." New York Times Book Review
"It's the rare book that challenges gender presumptions in a way that's as entertaining as it is unexpected and, perhaps most important, that's relatable to teens who may not think they need sensitivity training when it comes to sexual orientation and the nature of true love. Every Day is precisely such a book....A story that is always alluring, oftentimes humorous and much like love itself — splendorous." Los Angeles Times
"Ambitious and provocative...we're not ready to let A go." Boston Globe
"Every step of the narrative feels real and will elicit a strong emotional response from readers and offer them plenty of fodder for speculation, especially regarding the nature of love." School Library Journal, Starred Review
"Levithan has created an irresistible premise that is sure to captivate readers....
[Every Day] is a study in style, an exercise in imagination, and an opportunity for readers themselves to occupy another life: that of A, himself." Booklist, Starred Review
"An awe-inspiring, thought-provoking reminder that love reaches beyond physical appearances or gender." Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"Levithan's unusual love story will make teens think about how the core of the soul never changes. A speaks of faith, love, dreams and death with a wisdom derived from thousands of lives visited over 16 years and firsthand proof of how much humans share rather than what sets them apart." Shelf Awareness, Starred Review
"This unconventional romance considers some fascinating and unexpected questions about the nature of identity, consciousness, love, and gender....Readers will identify with A's profound longing for connection, but they'll also be intrigued by the butterfly effect A's presence may have on numerous other teens who make brief but memorable appearances." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Brilliantly conceived...[Levithan] shapes the narrative into a profound exploration of what it means to love someone." The Horn Book
A has no friends. No parents. No family. No possessions. No home, even. Because every day, A wakes up in the body of a different person. A is able to access each person's memory, enough to be able to get through the day without parents, friends, and teachers realizing this is not their child, not their friend, not their student. Because it isn't. It's A. It's a lonely existence — until, one day, it isn't. A meets a girl named Rhiannon. And A falls for her after a perfect day together. But when night falls, it's over. Because A can never be the same person twice. But yet, A can't stop thinking about Rhiannon. She becomes A's reason for existing. So every day, in different bodies — of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and walks of life — A tries to get back to her and convince her of their love. But can their love transcend such an obstacle? Fans of David Levithan's books, from Boy Meets Boy to Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist with Rachel Cohn, to Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green, will not want to miss this wholly unique love story.
About the Author
David Levithan is a children's book editor in New York City, and the author of several books for young adults, including Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist and Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (co-authored with Rachel Cohn); Will Grayson, Will Grayson (co-authored with John Green); and Every You, Every Me (with photographs from Jonathan Farmer). He lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.