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Every Day by David Levithan | Book Review + Questions

Updated: Sep 14, 2023

Hey, you! ⭐

Published in 2012, I don't know why I had never heard of this book (movie too!) before this month's book club discussion.

Every Day is one of the most unique books I have ever read. It's intriguing and I love it!

Each morning, "A" wakes up in a different body. He/she has no warning who it will be except that the bodies A wakes up in are of similar age and generally live in a 2-3 hour radius area. A is used to this until one morning he/she wakes up and falls in love ...

I personally loved the simplicity in the writing style to convey the complexity of the book's message. The complexity of identity, the struggles of life, the intricacies of love ....

.... And that sometimes things don't need to make sense to be senseful. ❤️❤️

💫 The complexity of identity

-I read an article that shared that the author made it a point to make A a genderless entity. I loved that A switches from person to person every day with no question of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, and physical appearance. This offers the truth of how unique everyone is.

💫 The struggles of life

-Everyone is unique and so is their struggle. Often times, we are so focused on what we are going through that we forget people around us and what they're going through as well. The truth is, life can be so cruel not just to us but to everyone else too. At the end of the day, we all have shit to deal with.

💫 The intricacies of love

-Love makes us forget everything we have ever believed in. In the beginning of the book, A tells us he/she has rules - never get too attached, avoid being noticed, and do not interfere. Then he meets Rhiannon and those rules just go out the window. A relationship between them develops, until A realizes that Rhiannon deserves something more, something more than him. And so he gives her up. This book might be a fantasy, but in real life we've all been in a situation where our self-confidence affected our relationship, right?

Book Club Questions

  1. Do you think you would have preferred to read something more grounded in reality than fantasy and with more character development?

  2. Do you feel that A's relationship with Rhiannon is doomed to fail?

  3. What do you think is the book's message?

  4. Have you already watched the movie?

  5. Would you continue reading the series?

  6. What did you think of Rhiannon?

  7. Why does the first chapter start from Day 5994?

  8. What did you think of the ending?

  9. What did you think of the book cover?

  10. What would you do if you were offered to be in A's shoes? Would you accept the offer of having a permanent body to jump into every day?

xoxo Elodie


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