Review: Every Day by David Levithan


Whilst I enjoy reading the classics, I still can’t pull myself away from a bit of young adult fiction. And I have to say, ‘Every Day’ by David Levithan is one of the best young adult books I have read (aside from the clichés of ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ and ‘If I Stay’).

Every Day is the story of a person; or mind, who wakes up in a different person’s body every day. This tends to go smoothly as they only have to worry about keeping that body alive. However, one day everything changes when they wake up as Justin and fall in love with his beautiful girlfriend, Rhiannon. the books tells the reader how the character deals with love in a life that changes Every Day.

When I read the blurb to the book for the first time in my school library I thought that it sounded very different from the other books that I was reading at the time and couldn’t wait to read it. However, I did have friends who read the blurb and thought that it sounded pretty rubbish and didn’t like the cliché of the romance side of it. So if you aren’t a fan of romantic novels you should probably give it a miss as the romance is quite intense.

I really enjoyed this book. Not only because of the brilliant idea given by David Levithan, but also because of the amount of emotions that I went through when reading it. And by that, I mean all of the emotions.

I think that this book is one of those rarities that can be found in the young adult section, but can be enjoyed by all. We’re thrown straight into the story without any unnecessary droning at the beginning. And then there are never parts that you would normally want to skip due to your curiosity of who the next person will be and what their life will be like. You always are left wondering what will happen next.