Once upon a time, I dreamt of being a different person, of waking up one day in a different person’s body, preferably of that who was a lot better, if not perfect. (Beyonce’s did occur to me too.^^)
David Levithan brought this fantasy to life through Every Day and it felt like it aimed to harshly snap the reader back to reality. It was like a not so kind moralistic tale that tells you to be happy with who you are, what you have and for the people who surround you. Be thankful that tonight when you sleep, you are the same person tomorrow- that you’ll have today, tomorrow and many more tomorrows with the ones you love because there is this teeny tiniest possibility that somewhere out there, someone’s life is as ephemeral as that of A’s and to tell you honestly, there is nothing I would envy of his (or her) life.
And if the mention of this person A sparked your curiosity, I suggest you read the book because I won’t be saying anything more than what’s already said. What I’ll tell you is this, Every Day has been in my tbr wish list for a long time now and after reading it, I could say that I’m both satisfied and disappointed. Satisfied because of the intriguing premise and gorgeous writing but also disappointed because it was an exhausting read. Although it was very entertaining, the tone was generally sad and in the end, there were more questions than answers although I’m sure that’s the very point of the story.
“There will always be more questions. Every answer leads to more questions. The only way to survive is to let some of them go.”
My biggest quandary about the story is the theme on love. I get that this is a story of unconditional love but when you use a concept so far-fetched, so incredibly impossible to embody what it means to love unconditionally, it kind of loses the point. Just saying.^^
Overall though, I still think this book is worth all the hype, worth all your time and money and I would really love to see this make its way to the big screen and I would definitely want to read the sequel.^^