Thursday, April 4, 2013

Every Day (ARC Review)

I did a buddy review with the amazing Megan over at  The Book Babe you can check out her awesome review of the book here.

Every DayBook: Every Day
Author: David Levithan
Series: N/A
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format: ARC
Pages: 322
Source: Bought from Random Buzzers using Buzz Bucks

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.
My Rating:
I was so excited to start this book, I had been hearing wonderful things about it and the premise sounded really interesting. I just wish that I liked it more than I did. This was a good book, don't get me wrong, but I think the thing that ruined it most for me was that my expectations were too high based on everything I heard. The storyline was still interesting, but I just couldn't dive in as much as I wanted to.
There were some issues I had with this. First off the way that A spoke. No teenager speaks the way he does. It was too mature for how old he was and I just couldn't believe it. If anything in a story should be believable it should be the main character. My next biggest issue was the serious case of instant love. A knew Rhiannon for maybe 6 hours and he knew he was in love with her? I think that is kind of forced. No way can anybody fall in love with someone after 6 or so hours. It just does not happen, you can't know anything about the person that has any substance at all.
The one part of this story I liked the best was the end. Not because it was over but because of how the story ended. I believe that A made the right choice in the end, both for Rhiannon and himself. I think the decision itself showed how much A cared about her because he knew he wouldn't be able to be what was needed.
While this story may not have been the one for me I will definitely be checking out another one of his books.



  1. Fabulous review, Sarah! I agree-- I LOVED the ending, it was amazing. Also, A talked so strange. It sounded cool, but it kind of freaked me out, LOL. Also, insta-love is not cool. You rock for doing a buddy read with me! <3

    1. Aww thanks! ^_^

      I couldn't handle A's speaking, it was just off. No teenager I know speaks like that, at all. (It kind of reminded me of Augustus in TFiOS with all the metaphors O_O. Yes I had to go there XD)

      Ugh insta-love is awful. Just no.

    2. You're welcome! ;D

      I agree. It was just too weird-- I couldn't picture him as a teenager. LOL. You had to go there-- don't worry, they reminded me of each other too. Levithan and Green actually wrote a book together! O.O


    3. I seriously thought he was older but then when he said he was 16 I was like O_O you're kidding right?

      Of course I had to go there. I always go there LOL

      Will Grayson, Will Grayson right?

    4. LOL. I was like that too! The only sixteen year old guys I know are too busy making sex jokes to even think metaphorically. (Unless, of course, they're thinking metaphorically about sex. Ponder that one a bit. ;P)

      LOL. Me too-- it's my greatest achievement. *kids*

      Yeah, I think so! I haven't read it, have you?

    5. LOL! You crack me up girly.

      That and zombie jokes right!?

      No I haven't. I've kind of been wanting to, but I don't know.

    6. You're welcome. ;P

      YES! Exactly! Do not laugh at my achievements! ;P

      I think I may give it a shot. Might be worth it, you know? (:

    7. I am not laughing at your achievements.

      I day. Maybe..

  2. I have it on my list. I am waiting to see it at the library, though.