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Tuesday 22 November 2016

Review: Every Day

This novel blew me away. It is so creative and so ...well, novel (pun entirely intended) that it is hard to sum it up for the sake of a review. But here goes:

‘A’ wakes up in a different body every morning. This is how A has awoken for A's entire life. A doesn't know why, and A doesn't know how. What A does know is that there are certain coping mechanisms that make his way of life a little simpler.

For A, these coping mechanisms include never getting attached to the families and friends of the people whose bodies A briefly inhabits. A (who is neither he nor she, just 'A') is expert at abiding by these self-imposed rules and keeping everyone at arm's length. Until A meets Rhiannon, and all bets are off.

Every Day is thought-provoking and unique. Levithan explores many issues, including gender, sexuality, truth and agency.

The book is neither quick nor easy, but is so inventive and special that even if you are older than the target demographic, I urge you to have a flick through and see if it appeals to you.

Title: Every Day
Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Text, $19.99
Publication Date: 26 September 2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921922954
For ages: 14+
Type: Young Adult Fiction