Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.
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.
After reading and loving David’s other book Two Boys Kissing, I wanted more from him. Seeing how I had Every Day on my shelves for the past 8 months, I decided to give it a go. To my dismay, I ended up liking it a lot. I love the way David writes. It’s something new and refreshing. It’s puts a different spin on writing. Not only that, but he always has some of the most amazing quotes I’ve read.
Although I did enjoy this book, I had a problem with the whole instalove thing. A claims he loves the girl he has just met within 24 pages of the book. With the aside, I still found myself enjoying the story. It makes me wish that people in the real world were able to embark on A’s journey for one day to see what it feels like to be in someone else’s shoes for a day.
Overall, I think this book has a stronger meaning that just A waking up in a new body every day. You can see how every character, just like real people, are always struggling with something. We all have different demons, and everyone is fighting for different reasons. This book opened my eyes to being less judgmental of people. Definitely recommend it!!
“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.”
“Kindness connects to who you are, while niceness connects to how you want to be seen.”
“She is so lost in her sadness that she has no idea how visible it is.”
“It is its own form of conversation — you can learn a lot about people from the stories they tell, but you can also know them from the way they sing along, whether they like the windows up or down, if they live by the map or by the world, if they feel the pull of the ocean.”