Book Review: Another Day by David Levithan

Title: Another Day (Every Day #2)
Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Published: August 2015

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27267490-another-day

The eagerly anticipated companion to David Levithan’s New York Times bestseller Every Day

In
this enthralling companion to his New York Times bestseller Every Day,
David Levithan (co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green)
tells Rhiannon’s side of the story as she seeks to discover the truth
about love and how it can change you.

Every day is the same for
Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves
her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin, even established
guidelines by which to live: Don’t be too needy. Avoid upsetting him.
Never get your hopes up.

Until the morning everything changes.
Justin seems to see her, to want to be with her for the first time, and
they share a perfect day—a perfect day Justin doesn’t remember the next
morning. Confused, depressed, and desperate for another day as great as
that one, Rhiannon starts questioning everything. Then, one day, a
stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who
made her feel like a real person . . . wasn’t Justin at all.

I didn’t
hesitate to request this book in NetGalley because first and foremost this is
David Levithan, next is this is the prequel for his book Every Day which I love
the most. Without looking at the blurb, I requested it and when I tried reading
it for the first time that’s the only time I found out that this book is
focused on Rhiannon. 
To be honest, it
is hard to do a review for this book. My thoughts are divided into both 80%
positive and 20% sort of negative. 
Let’s start with
the negative? Well it’s not as bad as you think, it was just I got a little
disappointed because I was expecting that there will be a new story for A. I
was really looking forward for more, will A be happy despite his situation?
Will he stay in one body? What will really happen to him is what I really know.
But this book is more about Rhiannon, I’m just glad that they met like that.  
On the
other-hand (the positive side), I like this book, Rhiannon’s point of view is
different but interesting as well, her life is a mess, I didn’t think of it
that way when I was reading Every Day. All I knew was it is good for A because
he finally have a motivation to stay. He loves Rhiannon and he is willing to do
anything just to stay in one body and be with her. I like this book because I
learned more about Rhiannon’s life before and after she met A. It is good to
know that “Okay this is what happened during the scene in Every Day”, “this is
what Rhiannon think back then”, “so this is how they met” so on and so forth. 
The feeling of
comparing and matching two books for me is really satisfying. It was like I’m
reviewing from every scene that involves A, and as I move forward the more I
learned about who Rhiannon really is. She isn’t that stupid as for the first
parts of the book though at least at the end she learned how to give value to
herself. So far I enjoyed reading this one. I just hope there will be a
positive outcome for A. Will there be a next book? PLEASE?
My Ratings

David Levithan (born 1972) is an American children’s book editor and award-winning author. He published his first YA book, Boy Meets Boy, in 2003. Levithan is also the founding editor of PUSH, a Young Adult imprint of Scholastic Press.

 

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