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Every Day MTI Edition
Contributor(s): Levithan, David
ISBN: 0525581618     ISBN-13: 9780525581611
Publisher: Ember
    OUR PRICE: $9.89  
Product Type: Paperback
Published: January 2018
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Annotation: A special movie tie-in edition of David Levithan's New York Times bestseller, now a major motion picture starring Angourie Rice of Spiderman: Homecoming and The Nice Guys--in theaters February 23, 2018!

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.

There's never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. It's all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with--day in, day out, day after day. But can Rhiannon love someone who is destined to change every day?

This paperback movie tie-in edition features key movie art and a special photo insert.

"Wise, wildly unique." --Entertainment Weekly

"A story that is always alluring, oftentimes humorous and much like love itself--splendorous." --Los Angeles Times
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Love; Fiction.
Identity; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2018001176
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.00" W x 1.00" (1.00 lbs) 324 pages
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q58589
Reading Level: 4.7   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 19.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Spring)
"A" wakes up in a different sixteen-year-old's body every morning; bodies match his/her (the protagonist is, in essence, gender neutral) age and A never travels far geographically unless the host body does. But what happens when A falls in love? Levithan poses this question early on and then shapes the narrative into a profound exploration of what it means to love someone.

Reviewed by Horn Book Magazine Reviews (Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2012 #6)
"A," the narrator of Levithan's brilliantly conceived novel, wakes up in a different sixteen-year-old's body every morning and has to adjust to different physical characteristics, a different family, a different school, different friends. The process does have certain parameters. For instance, A always wakes up in bodies that match his/her (the protagonist is, in essence, gender neutral) age and never travels far geographically unless the host body does. A realizes that this way of life is unique, but over the years s/he has come to terms with it. "I'm never going to figure it out, any more than a normal person will figure out his or her own existence. After a while, you have to be at peace with the fact that you simply are." But what happens when A falls in love? Levithan poses this question early in the novel and then shapes the narrative into a profound exploration of what it means to love someone. Before meeting Rhiannon, A responsibly tried not to make waves in his/her hosts' lives, like a camper who leaves a campsite as clean as it was found. But now s/he "hijacks" bodies, making them drive to meet Rhiannon at parties and coffee shops. In one instance A strands a host, Cinderella-like, by the side of the road at midnight so that the boy awakens in his car, ranting that he was the victim of demonic possession. "I am not the devil," A thinks. So who is s/he? What is his/her place in the world? Readers will savor every word of A's attempt to figure that out. christine m. heppermann Copyright 2012 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2012 July #2)

Is it possible to disregard someone's exterior to see—and love—that person's true, interior self? That's just one of the provocative questions Levithan (Every You, Every Me) asks in a novel that follows "A," who takes over the body of a different person each day at midnight. Right around A's 6,000th day on the planet, A meets Rhiannon—girlfriend of current host body Justin—and falls in love. A is careful not to disrupt the lives of the bodies he/she inhabits (A doesn't identify as male or female), but that starts to change as A pursues Rhiannon. Levithan sets up the rules of this thought experiment carefully: A only hops between the bodies of teenagers (who all live fairly near each other), and A can access their memories. As a result, the story unfolds smoothly (the regular shifts between bodies give the novel a natural momentum), but it's also less ambitious. Despite the diverse teens A inhabits, A's cerebral, wiser-than-thou voice dominates, in much the same way A directs the lives of these teens for 24 hours. Ages 12–up. Agent: Bill Clegg, William Morris Endeavor. (Aug.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2012 September)

Gr 9 Up—Levithan uses a straightforward hook-a 16-year-old soul named A wakes up in a different teenage body everyday-to explore identity. While the mechanics of A's ability are intermittently examined, they quickly become the backdrop to the myriad lives A inhabits and the strong identity he (or she as A does not identify with either gender) has created to survive this transient existence. His strong moral code is based on respect for the person whose life he disrupts and the consequences he doesn't have to face. That code is challenged when he falls in love with a girl named Rhiannon after spending a day in the body of her slacker boyfriend, Justin. Complexities arise when one of A's subsequent hosts, Nathan, has an awareness that he was possessed (presumably by the devil), and the story goes viral. Navigating a new body daily while attempting to build a relationship with Rhiannon and make sense of his condition leads to many philosophical quandaries that Levithan infuses with intelligence and poignancy while remaining nondidactic. Indeed, every step of the narrative feels real and will elicit a strong emotional response from readers and offer them plenty of fodder for speculation, especially regarding the nature of love.—Nicole Politi, The Ocean County Library, Lavallette, NJ

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