Sunday, June 9, 2013

Reviewed! Every Day by David Levithan

This is my first read from David Levithan. I can't recall where and when I discovered David Levithan's works. Perhaps from my constant search in Goodreads, best sellers from Fully Booked or a friend's recommendation led me to David Levithan. All I could remember is that similar to John Green's The Fault in our Stars, my favorite bookstores always have limited stocks of this book.  This alone is a shouting evidence that Every Day is another great read. True enough, David Levithan did not disappoint me. He is now officially one of my favorite authors.

Every Day maybe another typical hopeless romantic read. However, Levithan crafted a unique character in "A" that gave the entire story a unique twist of fate. A perfect synopsis of the story was captured in these lines

Every day a different body
Every day a different life
Every day in love with the same girl

Every day I am someone else. I am myself -
I know that I am myself - but I am also someone else.
It has always been like this...

A wakes up different bodies and carries different lives everyday. A has the heart that feels, but never the body to associate with. A is alive and living, but never had the own life to live with. A has been getting used to the hidden existence, not until A's heart fiddled and was led to Rhiannon.

The entire novel became a narration of A's struggles of connecting with Rhiannon, while being morphed in different bodies everyday. At first, I thought that I will get bored with A's uncertain existence. I thought that everything will appear to me as a compilation of A's efforts to reach Rhiannon. Turns out, each chapter crafted a unique story accompanied by compelling words and heightening desire for that one great ending. 

Every Day may relate another struggling love story but what differentiates Levithan's craft is his ability to capture the sentiments and emotions of the readers. Levithan gave me the lethal combination of plot and emotional attachment. My heart suddenly found itself in the shoes of either A or Rhiannon. I guess this is a talent that not all authors can achieve. Each chapter provided sentiments that can captivate that hidden heartfelt emotions in us. My greatest realization in this novel is summarized in this

“If there's one thing I've learned, it's this: We all want everything to be okay. We don't even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.

Enough said, 5 out of 5 stars for David Levithan's Every Day. 

6 comments :

  1. This looks like a great read, and I appreciate your well-written review. I fell like you do...if a book can offer both a great plot and emotional attachment to the characters, well then I'm definitely hooked!!!

    I'll stop over @ Goodreads and add this to my Want To Read list.

    Thanks so much for linking-up to Literary Friday!

    xo,
    Ricki Jill

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  2. this one is definitely on my "to read" list!

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    1. You should Jen :) tell me your thoughts after reading it

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  3. Great review! You captured the things I've felt when I was reading this. I really loved that quote [about being okay] too. It's so simple but it made perfect sense.

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