So I recently read “Everyday” by David Levithan, and I honestly don’t understand how this story is not more popular than it is. It was absolutely amazing, and I was hooked the entire time. Without giving too much of the plot away, this guy wakes up every morning in someone else’s body. This is how it has been for as long as he can remember. He has never woken up in his own body, he never met his parents, he doesn’t know why this happened to him. He’s always just lived with it, because, well, that’s just what he has to do. So, he just goes through life, in a new person’s body, living their life for a day, until one day he meets a girl that changes his perspective on everything.
I found this story amazing because it was an idea I’d never heard before, and it was nice addition to YA fiction. And on top of that, it felt real. The way that the main character went about his day, the way he described his feelings and what was going on, I felt as though it was actually happening. I don’t think I’ve ever rushed through a story so fast in months. I was reading it with my school’s book club, and I literally had to force myself to stop reading so I wouldn’t finish too early. I think the thing that really got me so attached to it, is how, even after putting it down, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. His story was just so fascinating. I mean, I thought about what I would do in his situation for days. Waking up living someone else’s life everyday, never having any guarantees, not having any consistency in your life…. I don’t think I could take it. When reading, I kept thinking about how, if I was him, I’d just want to kill myself. Not to be downer, but seriously, it would be too much. But at the same time, it would be murder too, because not only would you be killing yourself, but you would be killing the body you’re occupying. It’s just so… ahhh.
(side note, I just read the Fault in Our Stars, but there are so many book reviews on it already, and mine would be just the same… so basically, amazing as well, major plot twist, must read ;)
Anyways, back to the point. I absolutely loved this book and I would definitely recommend it to anyone, whether you read romances, sci-fi, mystery or anything. I promise you will love this. Here’s the link to it’s page on goodreads: (x)