What would you do if you were in love with someone who was a different person every day? A person who literally wakes up in a new body each morning? This question, weird as it is, is more than hypothetical for Rhiannon. She shares a real connection with A, the shapeshifter in question, but she never knows who A will be from day to day. Boy, girl, beautiful, damaged, unpredictable, unreachable…A could be and has been any of those combinations. Knowing that, can Rhiannon love him (or her?) still, no matter the packaging?
In this companion to Every Day, Rhiannon gets to tell her side of A’s story. Another Day unfolds over the same timeline as its predecessor, but seen through her eyes. Readers of the first installment of A and Rhiannon’s tale will enjoy reuniting with the familiar characters and events, and those who haven’t read it yet will still find that this version of the story stands on its own.
In the beginning, Rhiannon is a lonely girl without a lot of excitement in her life. Meeting A changes everything drastically, and she is thrown into romance and existential crisis as she tries to navigate what their relationship means and how they can make it work despite the obstacles in their path. David Levithan is an author gifted at getting into his characters’ heads, and he manages to make a fantastical story into one that feels true. Even readers who prefer realistic fiction will find a lot to admire.
336 pages 978-0385756204 Ages 14 and up
Recommended by Molly Crumbley, Librarian, Maryland, USA.