September 2, 2013

What I'm Reading- Every Day

Yes, this is my second post for today, BUT I forgot that it's Monday, and I've been waiting to fill you guys (notice I'm back to speaking midwestern again) in on what I've been reading.

Last week, I read the book Every Day by David Levithan. My mom actually recommended this book to me, and I was instantly hooked on the interesting plot idea. 

A, the narrator, wakes up in a different body every day. Yes, every day. A can wake up any gender, any ethnicity, any religion... just a different body each day.  

Since A is only in each body for a day, (s)he is careful to respect the preferences of each host. A can "access" memories when necessary to make it through the day without doing anything significant.

But this all changes when A meets Rhiannon and decides, for the first time in life, that (s)he has to be with this girl. For once, A is willing to risk it all for the chance to be with Rhiannon, but how will she respond? Will she believe A? Will she be able to look past the outer appearance and have a relationship with the A who is consistent inside?

This was a great book. I was definitely enticed by the unique plot, and it was interesting to see how the characters navigated their relationship. I found myself constantly trying to define A separate from each body, and I definitely appreciated how the story brought up great questions about the impact of one's gender, physical appearance, what really matters in a relationship, and more. I think this book is best suited for high school and beyond, and I would definitely recommend it to my friends!

1 comment:

  1. That is incredibly intriguing! I'll have to check that one out soon.

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