NetGalley Review: Another Day (Everyday # 2) by David Levithan

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers To Be Published Aug. 25, 2015 300 Pages

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
To Be Published Aug. 25, 2015
300 Pages

Rhiannon lives the same life everyday. She has accepted the fact that she doesn’t deserve more from her distant boyfriend Justin or even her family. 

But one morning, Justin sees Rhiannon as if she is new, beautiful and for the first time she feels loved and has the perfect day with him. However, come the next morning Justin doesn’t remember a thing. Desperate for that feeling again, Rhiannon begins questioning not only Justin but the life she has been living. 

Finally her answers come in the least expected way, when a stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with wasn’t Justin at all.

The thing about reading book two of this series is almost nothing new was presented. It really is the same story told through Rhiannon which means the same story with her emotional conflict that was more than obvious in the first book.

The thing about Rhiannon is she is unhappy with her life and has been for a while. I also go the impression that she is simply scared to be alone. Justin brings nothing to the table. He doesn’t even like the fact that she wants to hold his hand in public. His distance and Rhiannon’s acceptance makes it seem as if there is something emotionally wrong with Rhiannon.

What I liked about the book was how easy it flowed from the first book. Levithan doesn’t miss a beat and I really enjoyed that. I loved the pace of the novel and how Levithan doesn’t over saturate the novel of romance or a unrequited love. But the novel is a sad read . . . even with happier moments, Rhiannon is a sad individual that is trying to get out of it, so it makes it a bit of a slow read.

Overall, I did like this book. It reminded me of why I love Levithan as an author and why I enjoyed the first book.

3 Pickles

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: