Double Mini Reviews: Every Day & Another Day by David Levithan!!!

Posted August 14, 2015 by Nori in Book Reviews / 9 Comments

Well, there is a funny story that I’d like to share with you before I start my review. When I opened this book and read the first page, I thought to myself, “Hmm, this book sounds similar”. By page 7, I KNEW that I had read the book. But, unfortunately, I had forgotten the ending, and so, I decided that I would re-read it. I am very glad that I did! I really enjoyed it the second time around.

Imagine waking up in a new body everyday. That was Day’s life. Day doesn’t really have one place or family to call home- Day’s home is constantly changing. Not even Day’s gender stays the same! Sometimes Day is a girl, and other times, a guy. It’s a crazy world.

But, for Day, it’s just normal life. After all, Day has nothing to compare it to, and therefore makes sure not to stay attached to anyone or anything. Until…one day…a girl named Rhiannon comes into the picture.

I loved reading about Day. It was an eye-opening experience, and really made me feel happy and grateful that I have a stable life and family.

I truly think that Every Day is a one of a kind book, and I highly recommend it. I give it 4/5stars


Double Mini Reviews: Every Day & Another Day by David Levithan!!!Another Day (Every Day, #2) by David Levithan
Published by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 25th 2015
Pages: 327
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three-half-stars

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.

Well, it turns out that Another Day isn’t just a companion novel in the sense of being told by a side character. It’s literally the exact same story, just told from Rhiannon’s POV. I wasn’t expecting to read the same story, so I was thrown off for a little bit. But, once I understood what was happening, I did enjoy it. The only problem I had was that it seemed repetitive, so I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as I enjoyed Every Day.

To be honest, I don’t think that it’s really necessary to read both books. When comparing the two stories I barely learned anything new from Rhiannon, and I definitely think that Day’s POV was more interesting.
Overall, I still did enjoy the book and give it 3.5stars.

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So there you have it! Have you read this series? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments below.

four-stars

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9 responses to “Double Mini Reviews: Every Day & Another Day by David Levithan!!!

  1. Every Day is one of my favorite books, as it really affected how I think about gender. It opened my eyes to many different teen experiences, too. I had the same reservations about Another Day that you expressed. Is this book really necessary? The first book ended on a small cliffhanger. I wish the author would have spend his energies on a sequel, rather than a rehash of the same story.

  2. Oh, I’m a tad disappointed to learn that Another Day is Book 1 from the other perspective. I thought it was a continuation of the story or maybe further backstories before the events of Book 1. I just hadn’t actually looked in to it, so I didn’t know. Hmm, I don’t know that I really care to read it now. Alas!

  3. Zaira F

    I’ve had Everyday on my shelf for a while now so I think it’s time I read it. Glad to know you enjoyed it! It’s kinda disappointing for me to know that Another Day is the same events in a different POV. I think I’d love to read it if it was a companion or something like that, but might as well give it a shot as well.

  4. I read EVERY DAY and kind of loved it! I loved the way it jumped into different perspectives and explored life from all sorts: male and female, foreign families, a loving family versus broken home, depression…the chapter that really sticks out to me still is the one where Day found himself in the body of someone severely overweight. And then the social constructs it explores aside from just the internal? Blown away.

    The ending felt weird for me, though….but I definitely enjoyed the rest of the book. SUCH an eye-opener!

    I haven’t read ANOTHER DAY, though. Maybe eventually, but eh, the premise doesn’t really click with me, for some reason….

    I’m glad you enjoyed EVERY DAY, though, Nori! Great reviews ^_^

  5. It seems like this is an interesting combination of books, but not like one really needs the other. I have Another Day but I do need to get my hands on Every Day at some point! I am glad you could generally like the both of them. 🙂 Great reviews!

  6. I loved Every Day sooo much such a heartbreaking book! But I’ve been seeing not so stellar review for Another Day 🙁 I feel like I need to know more about what happens next with A! Love your blog, btw <3

  7. Lynette

    This seems extremely fascinating! When I read the description I thought it sounded familiar as well but for an entirely different reason! There is a movie called The Beauty Inside (2015) with the same premise.

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