am a huge, huge fan of almost everything David does. And he’s done it again.
This book has a fascinating premise. The main character exists as a human
entity but has no body to call its own. Every morning A. wakes up within a new
outer shell be it male, female, gay, straight, white, black, fat, thin,
functional or addicted. All is good and well until A. falls in love and has a
reason to want to stop jumping.
Levithan's writing is so, so good I could have read a book twice its length.
And that is really my only gripe with the book. I needed a bit more time. Levithan
has definitely touched me again, but this time more my head than my heart,
which is not a bad thing. Very excited to get people of all ages reading this one.
--Summer from Books Inc. Laurel Village
With a conceit as mind-boggling, logic-defying, face-explodingly-original as that in David Levithan's newest, one cannot help but wonder... is David Levithan... a robot? Or a god? Point being, he can't be human. Humans just aren't that good.
But then, he HAS to be human. Because in the pages of Every Day is a story of stunning emotional acuity-- as sentimental as it is unflinching-- that could only be born from the inimitable human experience.
I read this book on a sunny day in San Francisco. I sat in Dolores Park and read it all the way through. Around me, people played frisbee, smoked, chatted, cuddled. They came and left. And as I read I felt a mounting curiousity and empathy-- because as strange and distant as we were, I could not help but feel that they, like me, would feel a kinship with Every Day's narrator, A. That they, just like me, would read A's story and think, "that's me, that's my life too, I thought I was the only one," which is the real feat of this novel.
--Maggie, NYMBC lady and Children's Department Director
You can preorder a copy here and meet David at our October 12th event!
You can also read this INDIE EXCLUSIVE extra Every Day story here!