A inhabits a different body every day. It's always been like this, and A has always gone with the flow. Until now. Because A has fallen in love with a girl, and A wants the girl to really know who A really is.
I read EVERY DAY this summer and fell deeply in love with it, so I didn't want the year to end without posting a review.
First, I love the QUANTUM LEAP-esque premise. It's high concept and the perfect vehicle to get across some universal truths about human nature while at the same time telling a thrilling story.
Levithan's prose is deceptively simple. He makes statements that immediately sound like aphorisms, like something we should have always known is true, we just never realized it before. That makes the book immensely quotable. Some examples:
"We all contain mysteries, especially when seen from the inside."
"Beneath every peripheral girl is a central truth."
"We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough."
"It's as simple as that. Simple and complicated, as most true things are."
"I only have a day to give - so why can't it be a good one?"
"The moment you fall in love feels like it has centuries behind it, generations - all of them rearranging themselves so that this precise, remarkable intersection can happen."
And these are all just from the first chapter.
I also loved the bittersweet romance with Rhiannon - that agony of wanting something you can never truly have but reaching out for it anyway. And I thought it was brilliant the way Levithan used the Nathan character to give the plot urgency.
EVERY DAY is an all-time favorite. Find out more about it at the author's website.
FTC disclosure: Bought