Title: Every Day
Author: David Leviathan
Read the synopsis here.
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: We all want everything to be okay. We don’t even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.”
“I want love to conquer all. But love can’t conquer anything. It can’t do anything on it’s own.
It relies on us to do the conquering on its behalf.”
“It’s one thing to fall in love. It’s another to feel someone else fall in love with you, and to feel a responsibility toward that love.”
REVIEW: Yes, I read this book because I saw the movie preview, and it looked really adorable. I think a lot of people are reading this for the same reason which is why it was on hold for so long with my library. This is a cutesy story about young love conquering all… only, apparently, love can’t conquer if someone is fat? Okay, hear me out. So Rhiannon has a lot to deal with … our main character, A, comes to her as male, female, black, white, straight, trans … and that’s all bearable in the name of love. But the one day A shows up fat Rhiannon can’t handle it? I was enjoying this book – not loving it, but enjoying it – right up until then. I know that Rhiannon can’t be perfect – that would be too much to ask for and make for a hell of a boring character. But she’s downright cruel. I wish I had written down some quotes before I returned the book, but when I was done reading this, I was done reading this, and returned it right away. And the ending!? Whyyyyy on earth did Rhiannon agree to …
… fall asleep with A, at a strange boys house, knowing that A would be gone in the morning and she’d be waking up with a complete stranger? How does this make sense?
I’m slightly intrigued on hos this particular scenario plays out, but not enough so to continue with this series.
Note: I am not the intended audience for this series. I’ve always enjoyed YA, but I find myself enjoying it less and less as time goes on. If I was 17, I might have fallen in love with A, too.