Every Day by David Levithan

Every+Day+by+David+Levithan

Maddy Snyder, Staff Editor/Writer

Every day, sixteen-year-old A wakes up in a new body with a new life: new parents, new friends, new house, new homework, new everything! Impermanence is the only permanent thing in A’s life. A goes through the motions each day, keeping their secret alive by pretending to be the person they’re inhabiting. But when A falls in love with Rhiannon, the girlfriend of the teenage boy A is temporarily inhabiting, things become complicated. How will A and Rhiannon forge a relationship with A’s constant inconsistency both geographically and physically?

“‘Picture me however you want to picture me. Because odds are, that’ll be more true than any of the bodies you see me in.’” ”

— David Levithan, Every Day

 
 

In his novel, Every Day, David Levithan explores the separation of mind and body, prompting questions like, “Do we fall in love with the body or the soul?” and “If the answer is soul, then is sexuality just a social construct?” and “Is love at the expense of others worth it?”

This was a book that stuck with me for days. I found myself disconnecting from the world around me and reflecting on the captivating story that David Levithan presented about society’s hypocritical definitions of “love.” If you are looking for a book with an imaginative plot that will make you think deeply about the world around you, check out Every Day by David Levithan.

“It’s as if when you love someone, they become your reason.””

— David Levithan, Every Day