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Book
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Edition:
1st ed.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Description:
324 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon.
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LCCN:
2012004173
ISBN:
9780307931887 (hbk.)
0307931889 (hbk.)
9780375971112 (lib. bdg.)
0375971114 (lib. bdg.)
9780307931894 (pbk.)
0307931897 (pbk.)
Other Number:
769424408
System Availability:
18
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
18
Control Number:
957498
Call Number:
[Fic]
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
17
# System items in:
17
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Characters
A (), Student, Soul constantly travels into different teenage bodies experiencing different emotions
Genre
Science fiction
Young adult fiction
Fantasy
Romance
Topics
Soul stealing
Identity
Teenagers
Morality
Romantics
Love
Time Period
2000s -- 21st Century
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  Publishers Weekly Review

Is it possible to disregard someone's exterior to see-and love-that person's true, interior self? That's just one of the provocative questions Levithan (Every You, Every Me) asks in a novel that follows "A," who takes over the body of a different person each day at midnight. Right around A's 6,000th day on the planet, A meets Rhiannon-girlfriend of current host body Justin-and falls in love. A is careful not to disrupt the lives of the bodies he/she inhabits (A doesn't identify as male or female), but that starts to change as A pursues Rhiannon. Levithan sets up the rules of this thought experiment carefully: A only hops between the bodies of teenagers (who all live fairly near each other), and A can access their memories. As a result, the story unfolds smoothly (the regular shifts between bodies give the novel a natural momentum), but it's also less ambitious. Despite the diverse teens A inhabits, A's cerebral, wiser-than-thou voice dominates, in much the same way A directs the lives of these teens for 24 hours. Ages 12-up. Agent: Bill Clegg, William Morris Endeavor. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Summary
In his New York Times bestselling novel, David Levithan introduces readers to what Entertainment Weekly calls a "wise, wildly unique" love story about A, a teen who wakes up every morning in a different body, living a different life. 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. With his new novel, David Levithan, bestselling co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson , and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist , has pushed himself to new creative heights. He has written a captivating story that will fascinate readers as they begin to comprehend the complexities of life and love in A's world, as A and Rhiannon seek to discover if you can truly love someone who is destined to change every day.
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