Thursday, December 29, 2016

Review- Another Day by David Levithan

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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.

In this enthralling companion to his New York Times bestseller Every Day, David Levithan tells Rhiannon’s side of the story as she seeks to discover the truth about love and how it can change you.

Release date: August 25th 2015
Published by: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Page numbers: 327


I started 2016 by reading Every Day, so it only seemed fitting that I end the year with Another Day. While Every Day is still my favourite because it was such a unique, interesting and really mesmerising read, Another Day wasn't bad at all. What I liked most about the latter was that, in spite of it being the exact same story, although from another point of view, it was never even slightly boring.

Another Day is basically Every Day from the female lead Rhiannon's point of view. Now I really liked Rhiannon when I read about her from A's point of view, but in her own book, she really got on my nerves more than once simply because even when she knew she deserved better, she kept herself stagnant. In spite of people banging on her door and generously offering help, she just kept going the same old same old way. Now I'm not saying that at 16, she should have everything figured out, but all I'm saying is, she is smart and if only she used her brain...

When it comes to A however, I don't suppose it's ever possible to dislike A. A is such a unique character and that makes me fall in love with A more and more each time. While Rhiannon wasn't exactly my favourite person, the person she was with A was so accepting, kind, warm and welcoming which I really admired and rooted for. It was really interesting to read about A from another, innocent and vulnerable point of view.

Overall, I'm super glad I read this book because it took me back to Every Day, which like I must have said a dozen times already, was superb. Another Day, in terms of the writing and storytelling (where David Levithan never goes wrong) was just as nice, but I just had some problems with the main character, which I feel is okay, because I'm not supposed to like everyone and everything anyway. But definitely pick up this series, because it's mind-blowing, and I'm dying to know what happens next.

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1 comment:

  1. This read sounds pretty awesome, I read his other novels and I liked them as well! Thanks for sharing & I'm glad you could enjoy it :) Keep in touch x Benish @ Beenazai


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