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.
With his new novel, David Levithan has pushed himself to new creative heights. He has written a captivating story that will fascinate readers as they begin to comprehend the complexities of life and love in A’s world, as A and Rhiannon seek to discover if you can truly love someone who is destined to change every day.
We all want everything to be okay. We don't even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.
- A -
Before I started this book, I thought it would be like Midori no Hibi where the main character was coma in hospital and her/his soul went somewhere else. But when I started 1st chapter title is 5994 days and I counted it is about 16 years. That means the main character has changed body for all of his/her life.... It better will have an explanation!
But sadly it did not....
Okay I tried to convince myself to be drawn with the story!
First, I was spoiled with how beautiful the writing style was. Mr. Levithan used simple words, but they were collected into a thoughtful sentence. But weird, I don't like the main character. I don't like her/his Rhiannonism, and at some points it really disturbed me like this one :
"Why can't you like me like this?"
"It's too much. You're too perfect right now. I can't imagine being with someone like...you."
"But don't look at her- look at me."
"I can't see beyond her, okay? And there's also Justin. I have to think of Justin."
"No, you don't."
"You don't know, okay? How many walking hours were you in there? Fourteen? Fifteen? Did you really get to know everything about hin while you were in there? Everything about me?"
"You like him because he's a lost boy. Believe me. I've seen it happen before. But do you know what happens to girls who love lost boys? They become lost themselves. Without fail."
"You don't know me-"
"But I know how this works! I know what he's like. He doesn't care about you nearly as much as you care about him. He doesn't care about you nearly as much as I care about you."
Other example that made me really hate A after s/he ruined someone's day and made the mother angry
I take some satisfaction in fact that I'm only under her supervision for another eight hours or so.
I felt bad for Nathan, someone who was forced to do something he wouldn't do, went to a party which Rhiannon would attend, and ended up being stranded somewhere of the road. He took a conclusion that he was being possessed by the devil, but A said that people who believed Nathan's possession story were dumbass...
Dude, you possessed his body, did something Nathan didn't want to, left him somewhere without explanation, what's the different with being possessed by devil?
I understand A only had 'a day' that s/he wanted to live her/his life, but what I don't like is the way s/he thought that what Nathan was the bad guy. And Nathan was only one of some other victims of A's selfishness because of A's Rhiannonism, so her/his 'a day' became 'days in different victims'
Nevertheless I like other aspects in this book, like family issue, love issue (although I'm curious why there were more gay/lesbian couple than straight couple in the book), but most of chapters are flat.
Conclusion, A was so much better when S/HE WAS OUT OF HER/HIS RHIANNONISM. I actually love 6 additional days that are added in paperback edition.