A wakes up every day to a different body and doesn't know who's the body and where it is. But every day, A gets to experience new things in life. Every day is a different life to experience and a different story to remember. There is no constant for A, and because of the body-hopping situation, A decided and imposed a rule to shut off those feelings and emotions. It's hard, but A must detach everything.
“I wake up thinking of yesterday. The joy is in remembering; the pain is in knowing it was yesterday.”
Every day is with a new body, but A's life is just a routine: wakes up, tries to find out what A can do for a day that is the same as what the person would do on that day, and then tries not to interfere and mess up things for that person.
Until one day, A wakes up in the body of a boy named Justin, who has a girlfriend, Rhiannon. In just a day, A has grown an attachment to the girlfriend by which the life A has been set up is no longer applicable. That day alters everything because A has finally found someone A wants to be with. With a new body, regardless of the distance, age, gender, A keeps coming every day just to meet Rhiannon.
Every Day tells you about people. Regardless of age, status, sex, gender, one must not invalidate the struggles he or she experienced because everyone has a story to tell and/or is suffering different problems and struggles in life. Every day, A gets so many lessons to absorb. Not everyone can leave a huge mark. Not all are relatable. But they are understandable that some can leave or will leave an impact.
Now, the story starts when A likes Rhiannon. Every day, A learns something new about Rhiannon until A falls hard and starts bending, then breaking the rules. With that, the power of the mind has been highlighted in this book. There are chapters where you can see how A kept on fighting the body. There's this one body, a drug addict, whom A tried to fight with and stayed focused on, to make the body survive a day without taking a doze. It was one of the best chapters of the book. It makes you think about the things that were supposed to be done but haven't been done because the mind is too feeble to resist distractions. When in fact, it is the mind that should take over because the brain is the most powerful organ in our body. Hence, strengthening our mental health should not be taken for granted.
“When first love ends, most people eventually know there will be more to come. They are not through with love. Love is not through with them. It will never be the same as the first, but it will be better in different ways.”
Romance-wise, this book tells us the meaning of love. When you unconditionally love a person, it is not because of the physical appearance or the money, but rather, it is the soul of that person that makes you fall hard. With A falling in love with Rhiannon, it teaches us that love is kind, unselfish, boundless and knows no distance. A knows that there are walls between them, but still, A keeps coming back to her, neglecting the imposed rules that have been strictly followed for so long. It was a mix of sadness and fulfillment every time A goes to Rhiannon.
This book is a gem and a bomb - I love it to pieces! It is a page-turner with an orchestra of emotions. I may have used one of the cliché descriptions one could give to a book, but this book offers you not the most cliché love story and thought-provoking scenarios you can read. Every chapter has its different way of making you emotional, and it also leaves you a question that you will never know until the end of the book.
“There will always be more questions. Every answer leads to more questions. The only way to survive is to let some of them go.”
Now, if you have noticed, I didn't use a pronoun referring to A. Why? Because the author didn't reveal the gender or sex of A. You cannot find in this book who A was and why A is like this, and that's what makes this book intriguing for me. It is up to you what sex or gender you want for A. Nonetheless, Every Day showcased trust, love, and acceptance.
I don't know if there are still close-minded readers, but if you think you are one of those, then this book might not be for you. But if you are open and haven't read it yet, you are definitely missing out!
RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5/5)
I have a physical copy of this book and the cover is different from the cover of the electronic book that I have. It has a bright neon orange cover with words formed into a boy and girl. The color caught my attention, so I grabbed the book, read the synopsis, and bought it in an instant. As I've said, it was intriguing. Unfortunately, my friend hasn't returned it yet and it's been almost four years. huehuehue. Just sharing though.
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Hala ang sad naman bat di pa nasoli haha di ako mapakali pag ganun I've read this book high school pa ako. I first read it as an ebook kasi di ko pa afford before haha but grabe, ganda nito! One of my favorites. Di ko nga lang masyadong bet ung movie or biased lang talaga ako sa mga books turned into movies kasi I love books haha Nabasa mo na ung 2nd book?