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Levithan, David. 
New York : Knopf, 2012

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Booktalk #1

“Every day I am someone else … It has always been like this.” Every morning, A wakes up in a different body: a boy or girl, rich or poor, healthy or sick. He can access facts about the person’s life to guide him through the day, but every night he leaves it all behind to start over again the next morning. After 16 years he’s gotten used to this existence, and he’s learned not to get too attached to anyone or anything. But on Day 5994, everything changes. A wakes up in the body of a boy named Justin, and he spends the day with Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. Suddenly, letting go at the end of the day isn’t so easy. A wants to be with Rhiannon the next day, and the next, and every day after that. He starts taking risks to see Rhiannon again, though every time he looks like a stranger to her. He wants to explain everything, but would she ever believe him, or be able to love him back? Is A the only one in the world who lives this way? If he could change his life, would he … or should he? Open Every Day and you will get caught up in this one-of-a-kind novel by David Levithan from the very first page!
Amy V. Pickett, Ridley High School 
(Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award nominee, 2014)

Booktalk #2

In Every Day “A” wakes up each morning in a different person’s body. Learning to adapt, he decides never to get too attached, to avoid being noticed and to never interfere with the person’s life. Until the day he is in Justin’s body and falls in love with his girlfriend Rhiannon.  The following days are spent trying to spend time with her and find a way to be with her day in and day out.  "A" inhabits a wide variety of bodies, including heterosexual and gay, boys and girls from diverse cultures with a variety of problems from obesity to drug addiction.  Yet A's intellectual, compassionate voice dominates, providing a consistent reflection on the events taking place. The author's musings on love, longing and human nature, expressed via A's journey, are a thought-provoking catalyst for discussion about the nature of love.

(Sharon Nehls, Colorado Blue Spruce Award nominee, 2014)

Booktalk #3

“Every person is a possibility…the only way to keep going is to see every person as a possibility.” Meet A, a stoner metal head. Meet A, the mean girl you dread in the hall. Meet A, a homeschooled virgin terrified of his mother. Meet A, the debonair boy who used to be a girl. Meet A, the suicidal girl you pretend not to see because you don’t know how to help. Meet A, A is you, A is me, A is your best friend, and your worst enemy. You’ve met A many times, and you’ve also never met A. Because A is everyone, and A is no one. And that’s ok, because tomorrow morning,  A will be gone. But now, because of her, A wants to do the
(Vermont Green Mountain Book Award, 2015)

SUBJECTS:    Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
                        Love -- Fiction.
                        Love stories.

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