Monday 10 December 2018

Review: Someday by David Levithan

The sequel to the New York Times bestseller Every Day, now a major motion picture starring Angourie Rice.

Every day a new body. Every day a new life. Every day a new choice.

For as long as A can remember, life has meant waking up in a different person's body every day, forced to live as that person until the day ended. A always thought there wasn't anyone else who had a life like this.

But A was wrong. There are others.

A has already been wrestling with powerful feelings of love and loneliness. Now comes an understanding of the extremes that love and loneliness can lead to -- and what it's like to discover that you are not alone in the world.

In Someday, David Levithan takes readers further into the lives of A, Rhiannon, Nathan, and the person they may think they know as Reverend Poole, exploring more deeply the questions at the core of Every Day and Another Day: What is a soul? And what makes us human?

Review: I was very excited to read the follow up to Every Day and the third in the Everyday Trilogy. I mean we all needed answers about what Rhiannon and A were up to now right? This was a great catch up with all your favourite characters from the previous two novels, including the wonderful Nathan and it was great to find out kind of 'where are the now?'. 

One of the things I first noticed about this novel was that it went a little more into their ins and outs of waking up every day in a new body. We discover this through a website that wasn't mentioned in every day and through a couple of new characters too. This novel, therefore, does become a little more sci-fi like because of the explanation about this concept, the discussion of what it means to get older and whether you can stay in one body for more than one day. 

I thought this novel did a really great job of catching up with the characters but not just writing off the history that has already happened and also the distance between them. A and Rhiannon don't even live in the same state anymore and so it wouldn't be realistic for them to have seen each other at all in fact. This jumps from where we ended in everyday and explores what's gone on in between times very well, 

This is definitely one of those sequels where you need to have read Every Day before reading but don't worry, if you've only seen the film then this will work as well! I definitely enjoyed this book, not as much as Every Day but it did give me the answers I was looking for and I think there might be more for A to say so I am keeping my fingers crossed for another book in this series!

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