“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.”
Well, shit. Excuse the expletive, but there’s… I don’t know what else to say. Shit. This book–
This book killed me.
I’m not a very emotional person, if you get to know me. Which is why, I guess, it’s easy for me to react negatively to a lot of things. If I can take criticism, I’m sure other people can too. Which is why, when something does affect me, I am usually left at a loss for words.
To date, I can only recall three things that made me cry good tears: the first Swan Princess film I saw (when I was a kid); when I was writing for (and watching) One True Love; and, a show pitch my head writer presented back in 2011.
I can add a fourth thing to that list now.
David Levithan’s Every Day is a love story; but more than that, it’s a beautiful story about love–a love unchanging, a love unlimited.
Shit. Writing this; thinking about the book–it’s making me tear up again.
Whatever ill will I wished David Levithan for Every You, Every Me, I take it back. I take it all back. Every Day makes up for all the things I disliked about the author’s other book. And I can’t even form a complete thought without getting teary-eyed.
Every Day is a book that enforces my dream of being a writer. Because I want to be able to tell a story as beautiful as this. Because I dream of writing a story as touching as this, as powerful as this.
This book makes me want to fall in love. To take the leap, to embrace all the good things and all the bad about being in a relationship.
Every Day gives new meaning to the term ‘unconditional love.’
And if I never get to write something as beautiful as this, I’d be all right with falling in love the way A falls in love.
Every Day is definitely a book I’d be pushing for other people to read. And just in time for Valentine’s too!