Every Day by David Levithan
Hi, my name is Rya. I am a sophomore and I enjoy reading, swimming and traveling.
What would it be like to be a different person every day? A human consciousness that calls themself “A”, who has been living the lives of different people since birth, knows. In order to keep this inexplicable secret, A keeps a low profile, doesn’t get anyone into trouble, and doesn’t get too attached to anyone. That is, until they live a day in the body of Justin, the boyfriend of a girl named Rhiannon. A is lovestruck, and wishes more than anything that they could stay in the same body in order to cultivate a proper relationship with Rhiannon. A explains their situation to her, and they begin to meet secretly. But as A’s life becomes more and more centered around Rhiannon, so do the lives of the people that A lives in, and Rhiannon doesn’t know how much longer she can be with a person who is someone different every day.
Every Day by David Levithan is an intriguing book that makes the reader contemplate what it means to be a person. Do the people we’re around every day, our everyday experiences, our physical traits that are the same every day, make us a who we are? Or is a human consciousness all that is needed to be a person? This book’s plot can get a bit dry at times, but overall, the concept is interesting and thought-provoking. I would recommend Every Day to anyone looking for a unique read.