by David Levithan
Publication Date: August 28th, 2012
Genre: Young Adult
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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.
I also thought the idea was quite excellent, but the execution could have been better. The book went from day to day, person to person. The slow execution of the synopsis made me feel as if nothing had happened. In fact, the actions that did occur I could fit in one short sentence; however, I'll spare you the spoilers. Another problem I frequented was the relationship between A and Rhiannon. I understand the relationship is supposed to be difficult; I understand that the challenges they face are supposed to be almost impossible to overcome. But once again, I was left feeling as if nothing had happened. There was a back and forth pattern between the two. They loved each other, they couldn't be together, they loved each other, they couldn't be together, etc. The outcome was predictable, and so was the love story.
I conclude by giving this novel 3 out of 5 stars, only because the story forced me to think. It made me consider my thoughts and opinions and aspire to become a better person. I believe that if any book can give a person motivation to become the best they can be (rather physically or mentally) that novel deserves the best possible review.