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Another Day

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Another Day

David Levithan's ANOTHER DAY is a promising companion to his best-selling novel, EVERY DAY. At first, I strongly believed that EVERY DAY did not need to be continued, but my opinion shifted as I became more invested in this powerful novel. Not only was Levithan’s writing more captivating and interesting this time around, but readers also finally get more background on the characters mentioned in EVERY DAY.

ANOTHER DAY begins with the introduction of Rhiannon, a regular high school student leading a perfectly normal life until one day, everything in her life --- including the indifferent attitude of her boyfriend, Justin --- totally changes. All of a sudden, for the first time in what seems like forever, she feels truly happy. Together, she and Justin finally get the chance to spend a day to themselves. They talk, laugh and have the most perfect day Rhiannon could ever imagine.

However, she soon finds out that the Justin she was with that day was in fact a different person altogether when she confronts him. Hurt and confused, Rhiannon realizes she's been dragged into the world of a person who's been waking up in different bodies every day, their name being A. The book focuses on their relationship through a series of dialogues between "R" and "A". Although the plot may seem confusing at first, once you reach the end, the entire story makes so much more sense. 

The entire idea of this novel is quite intriguing and Levithan did a beautiful job of further describing the relationship between Rhiannon and A. 

The characters in ANOTHER DAY were exceptionally well-described and had a greater amount of depth than they did in EVERY DAY. Also, because readers meet them in a more straightforward manner, they are more likely to get attached to them.

ANOTHER DAY explores love, friendship, life and identity, and it pushes readers to think outside of their comfort zones. What if you had no stable identity and woke up with a new one every day? How far would you go for true love?  The entire idea of this novel is quite intriguing and Levithan did a beautiful job of further describing the relationship between Rhiannon and A. 

Overall, this agonizing yet sweet novel is the perfect companion to Levithan's EVERY DAY. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to try out a refreshing new contemporary YA novel this fall, no matter if they've read EVERY DAY or not.

Reviewed by Rachel D., Teen Board member on September 14, 2015

Another Day
by David Levithan

  • Publication Date: January 3, 2017
  • Genres: Romance, Young Adult 12+
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ember
  • ISBN-10: 0385756232
  • ISBN-13: 9780385756235