Everyday

By David Levithan

Characters

"A", the main character lives a life switching bodies everyday. He controls his actions, and has access to the persons thoughts. A isn't supposed to get too attached to someone because he knows the next day he will be someone else. This is normal to him, because it's all he's ever known.

Another main character is Nathan. A was in his body one day. After leaving him on the side of the road, Nathan knew something was different. A starts getting e-mails from Nathan and starts getting nervous that someone may find out about his life.

Lastly, another main character is Rhiannon because she is the girl that A falls in love with. Eventually, Rhiannon falls in love with him too, but knows it will be hard to keep a long lasting relationship.

Summary

In the book, Everyday, by David Levithan, A is the main character. He lives a life where he switches bodies everyday. At first he is very confused because he does not know why he is switching bodies everyday of his life. He thought it was normal as a child, but as he grew older, he realized that it isn't normal. When A falls in love with Rhiannon, he tells her to meet him somewhere at a certain time. Eventually he explains his life to her, but its hard for her to believe. To add on, A had to prove that his life story was true.

Conflict

A isn't supposed to get attached to people, and never does.. Until meeting a girl named Rhiannon, when he is in the body of her boyfriend, Justin. The rules A has been living by no longer matter because he finally found someone he loves. A is determined to stay with this girl, but how can they make it work?

A decides to meet with her everyday as a new person, and she would never know, But as the days went on it became harder to do this. A had to tell her.

Theme

The main theme in this story is that if you love someone you eventually have to let them go. A loves Rhiannon but he knows that he has to let her go because it won't work out. A has to move on knowing that his life isn't the same as everyone else, and dragging someone into his crazy world is a lot for someone to do.

Recommendation

I recommend this book to anyone who is looking to read something a little different. There is no other book written with a plot like this, it is a very interesting read. This book is good for teens who will be able to understand the message and theme this book provides. Boys and girls can read this and will most likely enjoy it.

Quote

“If there's one thing I've learned, it's this: We all want everything to be okay. We don't even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.”

-David Levithan

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