“Every Day” by David Levithan was an interesting read. I did not know what to expect from the book. I happened to find A’s life quite an adventurous one. It is crazy to me how they are used to traveling from one body after another every day, no pun intended, and be fine with it. After doing that for 16 years, I guess I would become numb to the process, as well. I love how Levithan titled the chapters as days, such as Day 6019 or Day 5931. It is interesting because it leaves the reader room to figure out how many years it has been since A has been body-snatching, if the reader chooses to. I also inferred that A has no idea or intentions to keep up with the specific date; they only worry about the time. It is also interesting that A has no gender, and if they do, they do not take time to explain it, mostly because they do not think gender matters. That claim is seen through them falling in love with both a male(in the past) and now female, Rhiannon. And it is crazy to see how falling in love with Rhiannon causes A to start changing up his own rules and morality. They are willing to do anything to do anything to be close to Rhiannon, even if it means leaving someone stranded on the highway, like Nathan. They start becoming reckless with their actions, all because they are in love with Rhiannon; it is like the old saying “love will make you do crazy things”.
I also knew about the book having a movie interpretation, but I never got to see it, so I one day just looked up a review over it just to get the summary of it. I will leave the link to it if you feel like watching; it is hilarious. Honestly, the movie is far different from the book. The book had Rhiannon feel uncomfortable when A was taking possession of a female, seeing how as if she cringed when A tried to hold her hand, not seeing that Rhiannon does not desire to be physical with just anyone like A can. However, in the movie, it seemed like Rhiannon was down for whatever, as long as it was A. Perhaps I would have to watch the movie myself, but from the summary, I can already tell that the book is much better. It is just more realistic, while the movie seems a little on the fairy tale side of things.
Link to Every Day Movie Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciX57_wwnJo