Review: Every Day

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Rhiannon rings like a bell through the night
and wouldn’t you love to love her?
Takes to the sky like a bird in flight
and who will be her lover?
All your life you’ve never seen
woman, taken by the wind
Would you stay if she promised you heaven?
Will you ever win?

I had to download that Fleetwood Mac song after reading Every Day, by David Leviathan.

Every day is a YA book about A, who wakes up every day as a guest in someone else’s body.  They’re always the same age as A is, and a person’s body plays host to A for only a day.  Then they go about their lives with no memory of A kind of borrowing their body for the day.  A has made peace with this way of life, vowing to never deviate from each person’s routine.  That is until A meets Rhiannon, while in the body of her boyfriend.  Then every day, in whatever body A wakes up in, A’s goal is to see Rhiannon.

<Sigh> This book’s premise was really interesting and fairly early on in it, you really feel for A – who is literally all alone in the world, without family or friends.  All of that changes when A meets Rhiannon and feels that bolt of electricity all of us has felt at some point in our lives.  And like a lot of us, A can’t ignore it.  As a writer, I kept trying to figure out how David Leviathan was going to bring the story to an end in a way that would satisfy me.  I’m not giving anything away, but he does a really good job of it.

5 out of 5 stars, but I’ll warn you…in addition to downloading (playing and singing) Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac, this book may also make you think and possibly wreck you a bit (as many books do)…until you find the next great book to get lost in.

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