It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone A wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.
I first read this book back in 2015 and it has always stuck in my mind. With such a unique story line, I always found myself thinking back to it. All this extra time at home allowed for the perfect time to re-read and see if it held up to my high standards. This time around it almost felt as if I was reading a completely new story with new themes jumping out at me.
Our main character, A, wakes up in a new body every day until he switches to the next at midnight. I definitely think it’s safe to say, I have not heard anything like this concept before!
A will always be one of the most compassionate characters in my mind. We hear A say repeatedly that the goal is to make the least amount of impact as possible for the specific person he is living as. A does not want to make any decision on behalf of anyone else,and by doing so A ends up missing out on getting to truly live. Life is not meant to be the average day to day mundane. The moments that stand out for you in life are when you make those crazy decisions and take on something totally new.
Although there is a romance that is played out throughout the story, that was not my main focus or take away this time through. When I read Every Day this time, I was reminded how each person has such a unique and individual story and we can never really know what is going on behind closed doors. This story has prompted me to take a step back and make sure that I am always treating everyone with kindness and compassion. It’s also reminded me not to be afraid to try something new!
If you enjoy Every Day, there is even a companion novel as well as a sequel. Or you can just watch the movie on Netflix if it’s time to lay on the couch and drink some wine!