Review: 19 Love Songs by David Levithan

Review: 19 Love Songs by David Levithan

19 Love Songs by David Leviathan is a collection of short stories that overflows with love. Containing works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, as well as stories inspired by the author’s previous novels, this anthology showcases David Levithan’s signature emotional writing style. As it features uplifting stories about different kinds of love, this is the perfect read for Valentine’s Day. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: Every Day by David Levithan

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Book vs. Movie: Every Day by David LevithanTitle: Every Day (Every Day #1)
Author: David Levithan
Also by this author: Another Day (Every Day #2)
Narrator: Alex McKenna
Publisher: Listening Library
Cast: Angourie Rice, Justice Smith, Debby Ryan
Director: Michael Sucsy
Screenplay: Jesse Andrews
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: August 28, 2012
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

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 listeners 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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Book vs. Movie: Every Day

When I first learned that David Levithan’s book, Every Day, was going to be made into a movie, I was thrilled. The concept is so unique and the experiences that A, the main character, has waking up as someone new each and every day are eye-opening. The film, however, is quite disappointing and does not do the book justice.

Review: The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily

Review: The Twelve Days of Dash & LilyTitle: The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily (Dash & Lily #2)
Series: Dash & Lily #2
Author: David Levithan, Rachel Cohn
Also by this author: Another Day (Every Day #2), Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (Dash & Lily #1)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: October 8, 2016
Rating: two-half-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Dash and Lily have had a tough year since they first fell in love among the shelves of their favorite bookstore. Lily’s beloved grandfather suffered a heart attack, and his difficult road to recovery has taken a major toll on her typically sunny disposition.

With only twelve days left until Christmas—Lily’s favorite time of the year—Dash, Lily’s brother Langston, and their closest friends must take Manhattan by storm to help Lily recapture the unique holiday magic of a glittering, snow-covered New York City in December.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily

The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily is a really disappointing sequel to Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn. This companion novel has far less adventure in and Lily’s character in The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily is so negative. The constant negativity doesn’t make the book seem Christmassy at all. Continue reading