Here's the back cover blurb for Every Day by David Leviathan:
I wake up.
Immediately, I have to figure out who I am. It's not just the body -- opening my eyes and discovering whether the skin on my arm is light or dark, whether my hair is long or short, whether I'm fat or thin, boy or girl, scarred or smooth. The body is the easiest thing to adjust to, if you're used to waking up in a new one each morning. It's the life, the context of the body, that can be hard to grasp.
Every day I am someone else. I am myself -- I know I am myself -- but I am also someone else.
It has always been like this.
Now, if that doesn't make you want to read the book, I don't know what would. It drew me in, for sure.
Let me just state right up front that Every Day is fabulous and the author is brilliant. And, no, I don't know the author and no one is paying me to say that. I…loved…this…book. It was the first thing I picked up each morning. I wanted to see who he would be that day. I wanted to know if he would find his way back to the girl he fell in love with. I wanted to know if there would ever be a day when things would change for him and he would not skip from body to body, girl to boy, place to place.
He's never in the same body twice. And every day he has to adjust to who he is for that day. He has to try to take on their persona so as not to totally disrupt their life. After all, tomorrow he will be gone and the body he leaves would have to suffer the consequences if he screws up.
And he has to keep his secret. Not let anyone know about his body skipping. What would be the consequences? To him? To the body he's inhabiting that day? He knows the danger. And, yet, there comes a time when he's willing to take that risk. Even though he knows it won't make a difference. He'll still skip to the next body.
Let me state again, I really, really, liked this book. So, yes, I recommend it.
Amazon, hardcover, Kindle and Audio
Barnes and Noble, Hardcover and Nook
Books a Million, hardcover and eBook
I give Every Day a rating of Hel-of-an-Author/Book
Disclaimer: This book was sent to me. I did not request it nor was I compensated for reading or reviewing it. Okay, wait a minute, let me change that. I was compensated. I looked forward to picking it up every morning. And every morning, every body he inhabited fascinated me. I kept turning pages and I was almost sad when it ended. I guess that qualifies as compensation. Actually, it's the best compensation.
2 weeks ago