Thursday, September 17, 2015

Review: Another Day by David Levithan

Title: Another Day
Author: David Levithan
Publication: August 25th 2015 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers 

Genre: Young Adult ~ Contemporary
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Kobo
Rating: 4/5

This review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion or content of the review.

 

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.


Reading a story that you've already read in a different character's point of view is always going to be an interesting perspective. In the case of Another Day it came very close to perfection.

Was it as good as Every Day? Not entirely, but I really enjoyed reading the story in Rhiannon's point of view. And the ending made me so very hopeful!

The story was pretty much the same of course, but this time we lived everything through Rhiannon's eyes. You'd think things would get repetitive but it really wasn't. It had a fresh and new feel to the story. 

So, although Another Day wasn't as good as Every Day, David Levithan still surprised me with this book. It was better than I expected and once again the story really touched me. Especially the ending. I loved it!




       About the Author:

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David Levithan (born 1972) is an American children's book editor and award-winning author. He published his first YA book, Boy Meets Boy, in 2003. Levithan is also the founding editor of PUSH, a Young Adult imprint of Scholastic Press.


8 comments:

  1. I loved Every Day, so I have been curious about this book. Thanks for your thoughts!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

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  2. I didn't know there was a sequel to Every Day. It sounds really interesting so I will have to check it out.

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    1. I don't see it as a sequel exactly, as it's Every Day but in Rhiannon's POV. But still an amazing story.

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  3. i must say, another day surpassed my expectations, i'm not usually a big fan of the same book in another character's point of view, few writers can make it happen perfectly, but this one was incredibly enjoyable :)

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  4. I've been wishy washy as to whether or not to try this one as I loved the first one. I'm leaning towards yes after your review.

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  5. I'm listening to this one on audio right now. I'm enjoying it... but you're right, it's pretty much the same as Every Day. Still interesting to see it through her eyes. Great review. :)

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  6. I do have this book but I don't have the first one in the series. Do you think that it would be okay to read them out of order or should I stick with the order that it should be read in? I have never read a book by this author and it seems interesting although seeing the same novel in a different perspective? Not sure how I feel about that...

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