An insightful teen novel with a touch of drama. It’s a little stalkerish, but you might be able to put that down to teenage hormones.
A is a teenager who wakes up every day in a different body. He has lived his life like this since he can remember and has never had it any other way. One day, he wakes up in the body of Justin, who is dating Rhiannon. A falls in love with Rhiannon, which is seemingly hopeless as every day he wakes up as someone else. How can he make this work?
This was an insightful book. Every day, as A wakes up in someone else’s body, we get to see their lives, whether they be mundane, whiny, dramatic or funny. Author David Levithan lets us get into each teenager’s head and shows us that, deep down inside, everyone has pretty similar concerns—trying to get through every day and making the best of what they have. I liked the descriptions, the different characters he woke up in and the movement from day to day.
A is really, really, really in love with Rhiannon and faces a few challenges. He’s trying to see her and communicate as often as they can. He’s also trying to get her to realise that she deserves more than what she gets from Justin (he’s a dickhead) and make her fall in love with him. He’s a different person everyday, and somehow he has to maintain his own sense of self, and show her that it’s this self, this person, who loves her and can treat her well.
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