Title: Every Day
Author: David Levithan
Summary: Every day A wakes up in a different body and lives a different life. It’s been this way ever since A can remember. A has inhabited girl and boy bodies from a variety of races and sexual orientations, yet A is not bound by any of those societal constructs. A is not a boy or a girl, A is simply A. The only thing constant in A’s experience is that A always wakes in a body that is the same age as A is at that time. A has gotten used to this existence and has come up with some rules: never get attached, avoid being noticed, and do not interfere. But, all those rules get thrown out when A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. A is drawn to Rhiannon in a way A has never been before and decides that one day is simply not enough time with her. Now every time A wakes in a new body A’s goal is to find a way back to Rhiannon, but can Rhiannon handle falling in love with someone new every day and can A ask her to?
Who will like this?: If you are at all open to a love story, this is a great one. It challenges the reader to consider love at its core, as an emotion that isn’t restricted by man-made rules related to sex and gender. And, it asks how far someone should be willing to go to pursue true love.
If you like this, try this: If you are looking for a similar dramatic love story try anything by John Green, in particular The Fault in Our Stars or If I Stay by Gayle Forman. For books dealing with relationships and questions about the roles of sex and gender try The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Chbosky or A.S King’s Ask the Passengers.
Recommended by: Jen, Fairfield Woods Branch Teen Librarian