David Levithan has the power of transporting to a new world and making you fall in love with characters in the shortest books I’ve ever read and loved. Every Day is no different. A is a character I will never regret, and his relationship with Rhiannon is one that is unique and beautiful in it’s own way. It tests our definition of love, and shows the extents people are willing to go to spend every day with the person they love.
The concept that David Levithan plays with in Every Day made my mind twist and grow. I was suddenly thinking about how I would handle the idea that I never lived in the same place for more than one day, and was a different person every day – one that already existed. I would’ve probably been an emotional mess, unlike A who handled it with poise and understanding – he had accepted it. At least, until Rhiannon showed up. Then he was challenging everything he knew, and was trying to find a way to defy the system – to find a way to stay.
Although I barely knew anything about A’s history, I cared about him just the same. I wanted to befriend him in my neighborhood Starbucks, have a conversation with him about the local developments across the streets. Rhiannon was the girl we all want to have as our best friend, and one I wish I could meet – even if it was for only one day. So I fully understand why A felt the way he did about Rhiannon – she’s sweet, kind, caring, and funny.
I highly recommend this book – it took the attachment we all feel towards people we love, and tested the limits of it. This book is my favorite book by David Levithan, and I can’t wait until it’s out for the whole world to read, because it’s worth every cent.
About the Book:
Title: Every Day
Author: David Levithan