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Someday

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Someday

I absolutely fell in love with the first book in David Levithan’s series, EVERY DAY, a few years ago when I finally made the decision to pick it up. I couldn't get over how exciting and different this story was --- following someone that wakes up in a different body every single day. It was an idea that was revolutionary and definitely took me by surprise, which is why I loved it so much. And now, so many years later, I picked up SOMEDAY, and I fell back into A's world all over again.

This story picks up where EVERY DAY leaves off, after A has to leave and ends up in Colorado, far away from Rhiannon. Through time and distance, they struggle to keep their friendship (and their pseudo-relationship) alive, even though it's getting harder and harder. And to make it worse, X, the evil body shifter that's been searching for A, is starting to harm their friends as a method of getting A to come back and face him.

"What I loved about this book was how quickly I fell back into the story....If you were a fan of EVERY DAY...I definitely recommend picking this book up."

What I loved about this book was how quickly I fell back into the story. It's definitely been at least four or five years since I read EVERY DAY, but as soon as I picked up this book, I found myself absorbed in the story and I just couldn't put it down. I managed to read the entire 400 pages in less than three days, which is something I don't get done much when I'm busy with schoolwork! So it felt really nice to fall into a story that captivated me so quickly. And the romance between Rhiannon and A was so adorable that my heart fluttered several times, and it was especially inspiring to see the creative ways that they made their relationship work, due to both the distance between them and A's, er, unfortunate situation of switching bodies every single morning, never being the same person twice.

Something I enjoyed so much about this story was experiencing all of the different lives alongside A. Every day, they woke up in a new body, with new friends and family, new lives, and new cultures. While David Levithan doesn't detail out every single life A lives, it was exciting to read the glimpses that we did receive. As a reader, I really got to see a wide range of diverse people and cultures. There's even a portion of the book that takes place in New York City, so it was exciting to see the book being set close to home! Especially since NYC is filled with so many different types of people, so A had many different experiences while they were there.

The one thing I'd recommend doing before reading this book is definitely rereading EVERY DAY if you haven't read it in a while. I had to look up a summary of the book to refresh some of the major plot points, since it's been a really long time since I read the last book. But once I quickly refreshed myself on what was going on (particularly with Nathan and Poole and Alexander, which were some of the details I forgot throughout the years), I was able to jump right back into the story and continue to fall in love.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading SOMEDAY. If you were a fan of EVERY DAY (both the book and the movie), I definitely recommend picking this book up. Not only do you continue to get an adorable romance between A and Rhiannon, but there are also some more thrills and scary moments that will keep you flipping the pages and desperate to know what happens next. Plus, the chapters are pretty short, which makes this an easy read to breeze through! David Levithan impressed me again with another incredible, gripping story, and I'm definitely excited to read more of his work in the future.

Reviewed by Jessica Cozzi on October 16, 2018

Someday
by David Levithan