Boring Book Recommendation: Every day by David Levithan

13262783“If you stare at the center of the universe, there is coldness there. A blankness. Ultimately, the universe doesn’t care about us. Time doesn’t care about us. That’s why we have to care about each other.”

What is this book about?

Waking up in a new body EVERY DAY. The title is super helpful here. The main character, A, spends 1 day in someone else’s life, taking over their body and memories, but will be ripped out of it by midnight, only to move to the next body. So imagine a life that is never your own. You have no body, no friends, no family. No one will ever recognize you. Now you are ready to start reading Every day.

Why is it boring?

Every day has an awesome premise. Waking up in a new person every single day will give an author so many situations and possibilities for wackiness, that I can’t even think of them. However, when the story starts the main character falls in love and this is what the entire book will revolve around. This is not a science fiction novel, it’s a love story. Does a book with a brilliant idea like this really need an epic love and a main character who is SO perfect that it can make you feel bad about yourself? Also, so many questions are tossed up in the air and barely anything gets answered. Are there others like A? Can he ever stop? Who is the creepy Reverend? And why is my curiosity not satisfied?!

Who would you recommend it to?

Teens and other people who can have trouble being nice. This book is mostly about accepting others for who they are, not judging them for their tastes, interests, preferences or looks. A is almost perfect in his acceptance of others, not minding being a boy or a girl from any race or background with every possible sexual preference. The only thing A doesn’t like being is so fat that it’s hard to move and mentally ill, which I can totally understand. Following A makes you feel like it is actually possible for people to just be nice to each other. If you are in need of a little encouragement about the world this book will put a smile on your face.

Why should I read it if it’s boring?!

This book has heart with a capital H. At times it can feel a bit preachy, but the affection that A shows for all the lives he inhabits and the people that surround him will make any cold heart melt. It has very powerful and emotional scenes and a doomed love story to rival The Fault in Our Stars. Reading this will make you want to live a better life, enjoy things more deeply and make the world a better place. The chances that you will actually do any of these things are small however, but isn’t that why escape into fiction? However, I warn you again. Don’t read it for the mystery! You will be surely disappointed.

Rating 3,5 /5

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