Expected Publication: August 25, 2015
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Author: David Levithan
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
You can read the summary of Another Day here.
Thank you to Netgalley and Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review
I read Every Day a while back and thought, “Holy crap! This concept is INSANE.” I’ve linked Goodreads so you can read the summary but here’s the gist: Imagine waking up in a different body every day. Unable to form relationships, this soul -who is called A- moves from body to body trying to leave as little changed as possible. Until the day A meets Rhiannon… The rest is up to you to find out.
Another Day is Rhiannon’s side of the story. And folks, it’s a sad one. She’s stuck in the horribly toxic relationship and the whole time you are thinking things like “just leave the jerk!” and “UGHHH nooo don’t go back…ugh, just…LEAVE!!!” and “YOU CAN DO IT. WALK AWAY!” The normal things you say to yourself…in your head…to a fictitious character. You’re totally rooting for Rhiannon and wanting her to find a love that will build her up. What A does for her is cheer worthy.
David Levithan is brilliant in his ability to make you feel things. I know how lame that must sound. But truly, it’s not easy to move a reader. This guy knows what he’s doing. There were some things, editing wise, that drove me batty. However, if you’re willing to overlook this, then you’ll enjoy this book.
If you liked Every Day then you will most definitely want to see how things were going for Rhiannon on the other side of this mess. And if you haven’t read either book, then I suggest you get busy! NOW! Just kidding.