By David Levithan
Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2012
Audience: Older Teens
Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.
Every morning, A wakes in a different person’s body, a different person’s life. 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.
It was so amazing. If I had to describe it in one word, it would be "Sweeping." Yes, there's romance, and that was what propelled the story along. However, that's not what sucked me in to the story (usually, romance is the biggest reason to read a story.) NO. And that's what so fantastic about this book.
I thought about so much. I had so many questions that were unanswered. How was A born if he didn't have a body? How will he die? How can he age and how does he even know his age? What is he? A spirit? A soul? Some of my questions were answered as I read, but then I had MORE QUESTIONS. This would be a great book club book. I want to take notes. I want to hi-lite. I must buy this book and reread it and mark it up.
My favorite aspect of this book was thinking about other people live. This is as real as it will probably get for me. Everyone lives differently and has way different problems and the author did an amazing job of showing how events affect people. I loved LOVED LOVED what he said about depression. A can make a big difference in someone's life in just one day.