by David Levithan
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on August 28, 2012
Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.
There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.
It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.
There’s a reason you should wait a few days before reviewing a book. You really need to take time to process things. When I first finished reading this I was at 5 stars! I loved it I really did, and don’t get me wrong, I still really like it, but as of writing this review I’m more at a 3 now.
I started thinking about the questions I still had regarding this book and realized there were just too many left unanswered. For instance, what the hell is A??? Why does it only visit someone once? Why does it only inhabit people the same “age” as it? Does it even really have an age? Is it really 16? Is it an alien? Is it the devil?! There were just too many questions. I had more questions when I finished reading the book than when I started! There’s just too much left to deal with!
As far as the romance of the story goes, you have your classic teenage insta-love. “A” inhabits the body of a pretty girl’s boyfriend who is a classic asshole, and “A” thinks that she deserves better and that “A” can be that person and after taking her to the beach for like, 4 hours “A” is madly in love with her and no one else should have her. At least Riahnnon (BTW what the hell kind of name is that?) was a little weirded out by it at first, but like, a week later she’s laying naked with “A” in some stranger’s body in a cabin in the woods where no one will find them….uh…DANGER ALERT?! So, this…being i think I went with….comes up to you in all these different bodies and you think this is okay? No. Not okay.
As I said, so many places this could have went and I really feel that it just fell short. It was a good read though and I would love a sequel to clear up some of the questions left to be answered!