Monday, August 6, 2012

Every Day

A (that is the only name he has) wakes up each morning in a different body. The premise of David Levithan's newest YA novel, EVERY DAY (Knopf, August 2012) centers on the question: what would happen if you woke up in a different body each and every day of your life. This has been A's life for the past 16 years: every day a new body. Sometimes a girl, sometimes a boy, sometimes a kid from a nuclear family, sometimes a kid from a different kind of family. Rich, poor, gay, straight, black, Hispanic, Asian, smart, not so smart, stoner, suicidal: A has had tons of experience navigating his 24 hours. And then he meets Rhiannnon, girlfriend of Justin, A's host for the day. And he falls in love. How can A convince Rhiannon of his singularly strange existence? How can they hold on to love? Levithan explores some deeply philosophical territory here. <427>

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