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Review: Every Day by David Levithan

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Title: Every Day
Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Reader
Publication Date: August 28th 2012
Series or Standalone: Every Day #1
Format: Paperback, 322 pages

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

There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.

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“I am a monster for doing this to him. But I have my reason.”

Yeah. You and you’re self-centered reason. Get lost, A.

Okay. I don’t think I can come up with a proper review for this book but it’s gonna be more of a rant. So bear with me.

I was quite skeptical reading this book actually. Sure, Levithan’s probably has the most popular lgbt books out there, pairing up with different great authors and all. It’s just that his works never appealed to me that I didn’t bother checking them out at all. Just reading this book’s blurb it screams: Don’t read me!!!!

Nay, I’ll read you. My mistake, I know.

The idea of A waking up in different bodies everyday and all is promising and really interesting because it’s not everyday you see books like this in any contemporary. I’m no expert but I think, it felt like Levithan had this great concept of his but wasn’t able to do justice about it. It’s like your mother gave you this beautiful dress for the prom that could get the spotlights all to you but you’re silly enough to pair it with a clown-like make-up.

And I’ve never felt this so annoyed before that I had to put my phone down and calmed myself before I could slam it on the wall. A and Rhiannon are both so freaking annoying characters. That they had just pissed me off from start to finish. And I really don’t care about them that they gained no sympathy over me.

Why would I sympathize A for messing up most the lives of people he inhabited by forcing them to do things they never usually do and sometimes endangering them just for him to see Rhiannon? Yeah that girl. That girl who acts like the victim of the story because Justin doesn’t treat her well and blah, blah, blah. But she’s the one who eventually ends up cheating him (more of this later).

I’m going to prove it to you,” I tell her. “I’m going to show you what it really means.”

“What?”

“Love.”

Bite me.

Making Justin to look so bad and convincing Rhiannon that she deserves someone better, someone like him. *vomit*

You’re disgusting, A. You’re so freaking desperate to make Justin and Rhiannon split up so you could have her. You’re so full of crap, full of love’s methapor but you can’t even handle your love for her right.

Want to see more?

A inside Kelsea’s body who’s in the verge of suicide.

I love you Rhiannon…

A inside Dana’s body who is seriously in trouble and in need to talk with her parents.

I need to get out of here… Rhiannon needs me… Rhiannon… Rhiannon…

Freaking Rhiannon.

Can’t A just stop thinking Rhiannon even just for a day? And pay some respect to the people he inhabited?

Rhiannon who doesn’t mind she has a boyfriend at all. A kisses her and she kisses him back. A flirts her and she flirts back. They go on in a date. And almost had a sex with A using someone’s innocent body.

“It feels wrong.”

She looks hurt by this answer.

“Let me worry about Justin,” she says. “This is you and me. It’s different.”

I have more than 70 reviews now and had never ever swore in any of them. But you Rhiannon. You deserve my very first.

You’re a f*cking slut. If I ever happen to see Rhiannon walking down along the street, I won’t hesitate punching her right on her freaking face.

But I won’t end this without expressing my gratitude. I really appreciated it that David Levithan included lgbt in this book and I know it did something big to the story itself. Your thoughts about it were heartfelt and honestly, it made me want to give this 2 stars but everytime your characters come to mind, it falls down back to 1.

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