Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Paul's October Book: Every Day by David Levithan (Ashley's Pre-Reading)

Title: Every Day
Author: David Levithan
Year Published: 2012

Synopsis:   A has no friends. No parents. No family. No possessions. No home, even. Because every day, A wakes up in the body of a different person.

Every morning, a different bed. A different room. A different house. A different life. A is able to access each person's memory, enough to be able to get through the day without parents, friends, and teachers realizing this is not their child, not their friend, not their student. Because it isn't. It's A.

Inhabiting each person's body. Seeing the world through their eyes. Thinking with their brain. Speaking with their voice. It's a lonely existence—until, one day, it isn't. A meets a girl named Rhiannon. And, in an instant, A falls for her, after a perfect day together.

But when night falls, it's over. Because A can never be the same person twice. But yet, A can't stop thinking about her. She becomes A's reason for existing. So each day, in different bodies—of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, walks of life—A tries to get back to her. And convince her of their love. But can their love transcend such an obstacle?

Why?: The whole concept of only being able to live in one body is really interesting. Why is A cursed with this existence? Is there magic involved? Also, the lack of pronouns in the summary is intriguing - is A always a boy? Or is A sometimes a girl? Does it even matter what gender A is? Also, Paul chose this for his October book, so I  get to read it too!

Expectations: I expect a different love story than any I've ever read. Also, some mystery. And I hope magic! But probably not.

Judging a book by its cover: Yeah, this cover is not anything I would ever pick off a shelf. It's too black and white, and the whole people falling from the sky thing makes me think of The Wizard of Oz. I think it's too artsy for me...


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