Another Day

Finished Another Day by David Levithan.  I received a copy from the publisher for review.

Summary (from Goodreads):

The eagerly anticipated companion to David Levithan’s New York Times bestseller Every Day

In this enthralling companion to his New York Times bestseller Every Day, David Levithan (co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green) tells Rhiannon’s side of the story as she seeks to discover the truth about love and how it can change you.

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.”

This is not a sequel, which makes me sad.  Instead, it’s Every Day as told from Rhiannon’s perspective.

This was really helpful because even though I liked Rhiannon in Every Day, it wasn’t really obvious why A loved her so much.  I mean, she was fine, but I couldn’t really get why she was so irreplaceable.  Being in her head made me understand that a lot more.

And while I obviously wanted A and Rhiannon to figure out a way to be together, I could also figure out her hesitation.  I can see how you could love a person regardless of gender in theory, but in practice, I’m not sure how well that would work.  There are guys I love a great deal, for example, and I can see how people find Jon Hamm attractive, but that doesn’t mean I would want to have sex with a guy.  And so I totally get how Rhiannon wouldn’t want to have sex with a girl, even if A was inhabiting that girl’s body.

I’m hoping that there will be a third book, one that actually is a sequel.  Either way, this is still recommended.

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