ARC Review: Another Day by David Levithan

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The eagerly anticipated companion to David Levithan’s New York Times bestseller Every Day

In this enthralling companion to his New York Times bestseller Every Day, David Levithan (co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green) tells Rhiannon’s side of the story as she seeks to discover the truth about love and how it can change you.

Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin, even established guidelines by which to live: Don’t be too needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up.

Until the morning everything changes. Justin seems to see her, to want to be with her for the first time, and they share a perfect day—a perfect day Justin doesn’t remember the next morning. Confused, depressed, and desperate for another day as great as that one, Rhiannon starts questioning everything. Then, one day, a stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who made her feel like a real person . . . wasn’t Justin at all.

Review

I received an eARC of the book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book is the sequel to Every Day  by David Levithan (you can find the review of which on GoodReads) – It was a book that I loved, the premise was so beautiful and so different that I couldn’t help but fall in love with it.

So when I came to know that there is a companion novel to the book that I loved, of course I requested the ARC for the book. Because I really wanted to know what happened to A and Rhiannon.

First, let’s talk about the good part!

The writing was perfect – brilliantly and seamlessly flows that keeps you interested enough to keep reading, even when the plot was not something that I would have wanted to read about.

Okay, let’s face it, in Every Day – A was the protagonist. A was the interesting one. The one with multi faceted, soul who went from one body to another, but who fell in love with the same girl over and over again. A beautiful story with such wonderful characters.

So I was disappointed, when this book turned out to be Rhiannon’s POV of the same events rather than what happened to A at the end of Every Day (haven’t read it yet, then Spoilers!).

Yes, I understand that being the recipient of a nomadic soul’s eternal devotion is quite jarring and life changing – so while I was interested in knowing her perspective, I wasn’t invested in it like I was with A.

Though I can’t fault Mr. Levithan’s efforts. He managed to sew in some amazing lessons – whether it was the fact that the outer body is nothing but a changing aspect of who you actually are to the fact the gender is nothing but a state of mind, a state that you have to be most comfortable with.

And it wasn’t Mr. Levithan’s fault that I really wanted to know A’s story than anything else – so yes, this book was a disappointment to me but only plot wise – otherwise I still say Mr. Levithan is genius and a brilliant write who is and will always remain my favourite ❤

Rating

⭐ ⭐

Recommendation

If you have loved Every Day and wonder about Rhiannon’s POV – only then read this book. Also, if you are a David Levithan Fan.

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