Review: Another Day
I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Another Day by David Levithan
Published by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers on July 15, 2015
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Romance
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley
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Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin, even established guidelines by which to live: Don’t be too needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up.
Until the morning everything changes. Justin seems to see her, to want to be with her for the first time, and they share a perfect day—a perfect day Justin doesn’t remember the next morning. Confused, depressed, and desperate for another day as great as that one, Rhiannon starts questioning everything. Then, one day, a stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who made her feel like a real person . . . wasn’t Justin at all.
David Levithan wrote a compelling and touching story in his first book in the series Every Day. I was blown away by the simplicity that the brought to the reader and I hoped that the story would not end. We are now brought back with yet another story in the same world, the same time, and the same events as Everyday but through the eyes of someone different.
In this story we follow through the eyes of Rhiannon and when she meets A. At first she thinks that her boyfriend is acting really strange but comes soon to find out that she is spending her day at the beach with someone else. The story follows the same events as Every Day, however, we get a fresh perspective and we are able to follow Rhiannon and feel what she feels as well as what goes on when she is not with A.
Rhiannon like anyone I would believe is confused about what is going on, who is A, how is he able to do this and so much more. We see different sides of her but we also see her grow out of her shell and start to be more and more independent. The relationship she is currently in with her boyfriend, Justin, is seen as detrimental to her because clearly she is not happy however, when A comes into the picture her life seems to get better and better.
I loved the whole idea of the mysterious ways that A keeps waking up in a different body and must find a way to live that person’s life for one day. The story never gives way to any of his background or to why it happens but I feel that the story is written with the idea of leaving it up to the readers interpretation.
Just like the first novel, this one will pull your emotions every which way and leave you wanting more and more after every chapter. I feel that the ending is sort of a cliffhanger but it is one where the author will not continue. If he would continue, I know I would be first in line to read it.
Overall, I felt that I was re-living my happing through this book as we see the story through the eyes of someone else. I highly encourage people to check it out and feel free to let me know what you think. David Levithan is an author to keep your eyes locked onto.