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  • Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 324 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • Lexile: 650

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  • 9780307931887

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Every day

by Levithan, David.

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Call number: Teen Fiction

Available Copies: Pittsfield Teen

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Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon.

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The Unnoticed Joy of Continuity

I gave this book five stars, but maybe I shouldn't have. Maybe I should save five stars for Shakespeare or Le Guin and the real gems of great literature. But I enjoyed every moment of reading this book, and it left me with much to think about and no regrets, so it is perfect in the moment, and what more can I ask for?

A person wakes up every morning in a different stranger's body. Always someone around sixteen, always someone not awfully far away from yesterday's person, and never the same person twice. Sometimes male, sometimes female. Different situations, different races. It has been this way since babyhood. The host's memories are accessible, with difficulty, but their feelings are not. The feelings belong to the visitor, and the visitor is in love. It's a story that makes me suddenly appreciative of the luxury of continuity - each day I live, another day is promised to me, to build with, to make amends, to keep growing. It's also a sampler of lives. I want to read it to my kids, because I like the way it expresses the idea that there are many people that you can be, that the way the world seems to be doesn't have to be the way it is. But the book is maybe a bit mature for my kids right now. Maybe when they are closer in age to the protagonist.

An unusual book, with unusual insights. Worth reading.

I think I successfully wrote this review without calling the protagonist "he" or "she". The English language is uncooperative about that. Thank God for the first person singular, or this book would have been impossible.

Unique

Intriguing premise successfully carried out by Levithan, with a fitting, if somewhat sad, ending. I wouldn't mind seeing a sequel to this.

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