Every Day, by David Levithan
05 Dec 2012
Each day, A wakes up in the body of a different person.
A can access some of their memories, and makes an honest effort not to royally screw up their lives. But one day, A meets Rhiannon, and falls in love. And A wants to be with her, from day to day, and body to body.
The best thing about this book is the short snippets of each teenager's life, showing there are infinite possibilities in lives and ways of living, and exploring different problems kids face depending on their circumstances.
The worst thing is, it's an interesting thought exercise that doesn't go much farther than that. The story of A is incomplete, and the romantic plot isn't thoroughly fleshed out.
Good for: It's an unusual premise, and it's pretty interesting to go along for the ride, even if you're not a huge fan of young adult romance.