Book Review #11: Another Day- David Levithan

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Title: Another Day
Author:
David Levithan
Publication:
August 25th 2015, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genre:
Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Pages:
327
Format:
Paperback
ISBN: 
1101931361 / 9781101931363

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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.

In this enthralling companion to his New York Times bestseller Every Day, David Levithan tells Rhiannon’s side of the story as she seeks to discover the truth about love and how it can change you. 


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“That has to be what love is – seeing what a mess he is and loving him anyway, because you know you’re a mess, too, maybe even worse.”

Another heart-wrenching, tear-bugging, and emotion-exploding piece of David Levithan. I admit that at first, I’m in doubt to read this because the prequel “Everyday” is so perfect and I don’t know if another book would give justice to its story. But of course, Levithan didn’t disappoint me, not even a little bit.

This book is the counterpart of A, which is Rhiannon’s side, and I am amaze how good Levithan made this book look really on Rhiannon’s point of view since I’ve read books before which is a total disappointment when it comes to changing the perspective of characters, I wish I could give my 5-star rating, but I really can’t because I think the story is also part of reminding me what “Everyday” is about. I was expecting too, that in this book A would find a way to find some way to stay on a body, or a continuation of the first book. But nevertheless, I’m still satisfied with how the book turned out.

I don’t know how to make a review on this one, except that it’s like “Everyday” but Rhiannon’s point of view, and unexpectedly turned out in a good way. Rhiannon showing also the struggle on how to believe A, on who to choose between Justin or A, on how to cope up with all the whispers and bullies against her, on who her real friends are, on how to fight for A, and loses in the end. And find a way to fight again for A. Also, I can’t say that Rhiannon had the right to hurt Justin (though Justin is truly an asshat) but when it comes to love, how’d you know which one is right or wrong? I really don’t know sometimes on whose side I’m in! In connection with this, the ending is just dang! A mini-cliffhanger but I’d be hoping for a next book, okay?

This book is a fast-pace, and a light-read as well, and it’s really a good read especially with all the school stuff going on. The story isn’t hard to grasp, and it would be easy to be on the story at the same time.

F4STAR


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Levithan was born in the year 1972 and his first novel is Boy meets Boy and  was written for his friends for Valentine’s Day. His next novel is The Realm of Possibility, followed by Are we there yet? and some more. However, one of his biggest break is Everyday which was written in 2012 was recently followed by a sequel Another Day. He also collaborated with other authors, and to know more about him, head on to his website.

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5 thoughts on “Book Review #11: Another Day- David Levithan

  1. Great review! I was also really curious as to how this story would go and was afraid it would be too much of the same thing. But it was a surprisingly refreshing take on a story we know and love ❤

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      1. Me too! I wonder if he’s planning to write a continuation of the story. I feel like there’s so much of A’s story we don’t know yet, like why does that body switching thing even happen lol

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