Every Day by David Levithan
Knopf Books for Young Readers, August 28, 2012
Read for 2012 Standalone Challenge
Summary from Goodreads:
Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.OMG This is one of my 2 favorite books this year (See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles still reigns supreme). Can David Levithan do no wrong? Seriously, this is one of those books that everyone MUST read. Amazing, simply incredible. Beautifully written, innovative concept, I was in love from the first page. David Levithan takes a completely unrealistic concept--a being wakes up in a different body every single day--and makes it work. Not only does he make the concept feasible, but he makes us care about this entity, this being who has not physical home but is still capable of emotions.
Every morning, A wakes in a different person’s body, a different person’s life. 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.
With his new novel, David Levithan has pushed himself to new creative heights. He has written a captivating story that will fascinate readers as they begin to comprehend the complexities of life and love in A’s world, as A and Rhiannon seek to discover if you can truly love someone who is destined to change every day.
I just don't even have the synonyms to describe the awesomeness that is this novel. I think my slight infatuation with David Levithan as an author and editor is already fairly well-known (see evidence of my fangirly stalker behavior here, here, and here, plus this year's BEA recap which has yet to be written--I know, I suck), but to know that this novel came from him? Fangirly all over again.
Seriously, this book comes out on August 28, and you need to mark your calendars, set an alert on your phone, whatever you need to do to remind yourself to get your hands on this book as soon as possible. I would offer to share the ARC that my cosmic twin lovingly picked up for me at BEA, but it is signed and personalized by the aforementioned genius known as David Levithan, so I apologize but I can't share. You understand, right??
Enjoy your reading!