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Friday, August 7, 2015

Another Day by David Levithan...

How I Heard About It:   This was an ARC sent to me via Net Galley.  I was excited to read it because I really enjoyed the first book called Every Day.  This novel is described as a companion/partner/side-by-side story to the first book.  I was curious to see what it would be all about.  

What It Is About:  The novel Every Day was told from the point of view of "A" as he woke up each morning in the body of someone else.  He met Rhiannon and his world became very complicated.  In this book, the story is told from Rhiannon's point of view.  She is a high school student with a boyfriend.  The two of them have some ups and downs in their relationship.  Rhiannon meets "A" and has an instant connection.  The day she first meets him, he is in the body of her boyfriend Justin.  Each day after that, she must interact with him as a different person.  This of course brings many challenges as sometimes "A" is a male and sometimes he is a she.  Rhiannon tries to juggle her relationship with Justin, her new relationship with "A", and her other friendships at school.  In the end she and "A" must come to some sort of agreement of what will work equally well for the two of them with this unique situation.  

What I Thought Of It:  I really enjoyed the first book by Levithan, and this one was equally good.  It was interesting to read the "same" story from the point of view of Rhiannon.  It worked really well. There were times when I could remember parts of the story told from "A"'s point of view, and times when it was like I was reading about the situation for the first time.  The premise of waking in a different body every day, it quite interesting and makes for an intriguing read.  The plot moved along quickly and was a terrific page-turner.  

Who Should Read It:   If you have read the first book by Levithan, then this is a must-read.  The idea for it is different and unique.  The novel is geared toward the young-adult reader, but I think both a young adult reader and an adult reader would enjoy this story.  Happy Reading!  

Rating:  4 STARS out of 5 Stars

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