Review addendum: I forgot to talk about the horrible, twisted ending to Every Day


This is a spoiler, but I forgot to talk about the sicko ending to the whole thing. [Spoilers]:So Rhiannon makes it clear she doesn’t think it’s going to work. And A finally realizes A is being selfish and unrealistic. That part is good. But this is how A “solves” the problem. In the last chapter A wakes up as this really nice, funny, great guy named Alexander. And A thinks, well Alexander is the soooooo great, just like me (*eye roll*)! So A convinces Rhiannon to come over to Alexander’s house and A-inside-Alexander shows Rhiannon a super good time. The two cuddle in Alexander’s badass treehouse. Just before midnight, A suggests that when Alexander wakes up the next morning entangled in Rhiannon’s arms (a girl Alexander has never met!) then the two of them can carry on and have a great relationship. A relationship manipulated into being by A. So A is basically “giving” Rhiannon to Alexander, and Alexander is supposed to instantly fall in love with Rhiannon because she is apparently SO AMAZING.  IS THAT THE GROSSEST THING YOU HAVE EVER HEARD???

Review: Every Day by David Levithan ~ Day 13118: I wasted my day on this book GAH

My love of this cover is in proportion to my dislike of what's inside

My love of this cover is in proportion to my dislike of what’s inside



Verdict: It’s a LitHacker first, y’all, a book that cannot be hacked. Nothing can save this book from itself, except for it being completely rewritten. I was intrigued by the description of the book’s unique premise, but ultimately I thought it was actually quite an offensive book. I am going to have to restrain myself with explaining why because I took far too many copious, angry notes as I was reading. Good news for The Help: it is now officially off the hook for being my least favorite book ever read!

Perfect for: Look, I know I’m in the minority here – look at other reviews and you’ll see most people really liked this book. People who like other David Levithan books, people who like romantic comedies, or people who appreciate books having an interesting premise might like Every Day.

Summary: Each day the sixteen-year-old narrator, A, wakes up in a different sixteen-year old’s body. Continue reading