In Every Day, New York Times bestselling author David Levithan presented readers with his most ambitious novel to date: Every morning, A wakes up in a different body and leads a different life. A must never get too attached, must never be noticed, must never interfere.
The novel Every Day starts on Day 5994 of A’s life. In this digital-only collection Six Earlier Days, Levithan gives readers a glimpse at a handful of the other 5993 stories yet to be told that inform how A navigates the complexities of a life lived anew each day.
In Every Day, readers discover if you can truly love someone who is destined to change every day. In Six Earlier Days, readers will discover a little bit more about how A became that someone.
Fans of Levithan’s books such as Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, co-written with Rachel Cohn, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson, co-written with John Green, will not want to miss A’s adventures in Every Day and Six Earlier Days.
I read Every Day as an ARC and I loved it. I'm not sure how I discovered the existence of this little novella, but likely it was while playing around on Goodreads. With a trip coming up, I downloaded it to my Kindle for an easy airplane read. It was okay. It consisted of about 4 of A's days in different bodies and the types of situations he finds himself in. Like the blurb says, I guess these 4 particular days were chosen because they illustrate how A handles his life and the emotional effect everyone else's lives have on him.
But to me it just felt like 4 chapters that were cut out of Every Day. I guess I was hoping for it to be the type of novella that has a story to it, and it isn't really. There's no beginning, or end, or middle. Just four random days in the life of A.
A companion book to Every Day entitled Another Day is coming out later this year. I'm looking forward to that book giving me more to feed my craving for A.