How cute was this book? For fans of Every Day, this book was a great companion. For those who have never read Every Day, this is a great read with a unique twist. It works either way as a cute but really complex love story.
Series: Every Day #2
Also in this series: Every Day
Published by Random House Children's Books on August 25th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Social Issues, Adolescence, Emotions & Feelings
Also by this author: Every Day
eARC provided by Copy provided by publisher via NetGalley
The eagerly anticipated companion to David Levithan's New York Times bestseller Every Day
In this enthralling companion to his New York Times bestseller Every Day, David Levithan (co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green) tells Rhiannon's side of the story as she seeks to discover the truth about love and how it can change you.
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.
This is the same story as Every Day, except it is told in Rhiannon’s POV instead of A’s. For more about Every Day, check out my review.
I almost feel like this might not be as loved for those that read it who have not read Every Day. Why? I can’t quite put my finger on it. Perhaps A’s story is a little harder to sell from Rhiannon’s POV. But, the ending was so endearing, I am still giving it high marks. Plus, with this version as Rhiannon tells it, we get why she struggled so hard to leave Justin. We also get a clear picture of how A changed her whole life.
Rhiannon is an intelligent character. Everything she does has purpose. She knows the consequences of being with a guy like Justin, but she wants it anyways. Her friends not wanting to interfere and trying to convince her to leave Justin in a passive aggressive ways does her a real disservice. She needed someone to point out all the wrongs of Justin much earlier in their affair. I guess it is good she came to see things are they really were on her own, but so much damage had been done.
A is such a mystery to Rhiannon. This is part of the allure but it is not the only reason she wants to know him. I loved how she came to realize she loved the A inside, no matter what body it came in. This was Rhiannon’s best character trait in my opinion.
I am glad I got a chance to read this. It was almost as addictive as Every Day had been and it gave me the missing parts in Rhiannon’s tale. It gave me insight into Riannon’s journey and all the ways she will never get over A, but she can move on.
I truly hope there is some sort of sequel to this. It was certainly hinted in Every Day and again in this book I got the feeling that there is more to come. I think fans of Every Day will enjoy this book, and even those new to the characters. This could be a stand-alone but works so great as a companion to the first book.