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, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: August 28, 2012
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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26 thoughts on “Book vs. Movie: Every Day by David Levithan”
I was a little worried about this one, because the concept seemed so difficult to translate; the book is so internally driven, I wondered how they’d be able to make it a movie. I’m sorry it didn’t turn out so great, but thanks for reviewing it so I know not to go out of my way to see it!
I was prepared to have issues, but it just disappointed me so much. It is one that I would wait on Netflix for. 😉
Wow. I feel so ignorant sometimes. This sounds great (the book, not the movie). Thank you for giving this one attention!
I haven’t read the book so I probably would not know what to expect or have expectations for the movie. It’s difficult for movies to translate so many great books. Your review did make me want to read the book!
It is a great series to read if you ever do decide to give it a try! 🙂
It’s so rare for a movie to do the book justice and while I haven’t read this book, I definitely won’t be watching the movie.
Thanks for sharing,
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This is so disappointing! I knew this would be tricky book to movie to make but still had some hopes for it because Every Day is one of my favorite books. I also haven’t seen a lot of advertisement for the movie either because I only found out about it a couple of weeks ago. I think I’ll still see the movie at some point but I have a feeling I won’t enjoy it either. 🙁
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I haven’t seen too much in the way of advertising for this one, either. I would love to hear your thoughts on it when you do see it. 🙂
I’m sorry this movie turns out to be a disappointment. I haven’t read the book yet so I’m gonna skip this movie and check out the book first. Great review! 🙂
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I hope that you enjoy the books as much as I did! 🙂
1. I had no idea Jesse Andrews was involved with this project, and 2. I am sort of sad you didn’t care for the adaptation. This is a series I absolutely adored, and I was excited about the film. *sad face*
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I was surprised to see Jesse Andrews’ name on this one because Me and Earl was such a great movie. I loved the series as well and I really think the film could have been so much better. I’d love to know your thoughts on it if you do see it. 🙂
I was not a fan of the book, but always curious to see what people think of the movie. Apparently, it wasn’t all that great. At least you loved the books!
The books are fantastic! 🙂
Oh, that’s too bad. So glad I read your post before watching it though.
I haven’t read the book, so I might just stop with that!
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Sorry you didn’t care for the movie. I have not read the book or seen the movie. But the book sounds really good. I would love to read about what happens as a different person each day. Not only could that be awesome but scary as hell too.
I agree! I couldn’t imagine a life like A’s. 😉
I liked the book and I’m very Judgmental when it comes to movies that are based on books I read so I guess I better skip the movie!
I really didn’t enjoy the novel (I opted not to read the sequel) but I was curious about its adaption to the big screen since it is such an intriguing concept. I always wonder the motivation for changing the plot in a movie form. Usually it’s to wrap it up or set up for a sequel but I wonder why you’d want to alienate the champions (aka the readers) of the book by changing something they love.
Exactly! I do understand that things need to change so that they work for the screen and the time-constraints. I just don’t get why they have to change the actual concept.
I liked the book and I had a feeling the movie wouldn’t be able to pull it off. I can see how to concept of one person inhabiting a different body can be lost or muddled in a film form. This probably would have been better as an indie film that Hollywood. I still want to watch to make up my own mind, but I’ll wait for Netflix.
I think that it is a perfect movie to stream! I did enjoy seeing lots of different actors portraying A. The end of the book is not the same in the movie, so if you remember how it plays out, just be prepared. 😉
lol so true usually the book is a lot better, but sometimes they are both good and has different portrayals..
Fightclub was a good one
Such a pity! But this was always going to be a hard one to adapt. Such an unique storyline.
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i am always looking for new reads. i just started to get into books last year and this one right here looks amazing !
It seems to me that in most cases the book is always better! It does sound like both versions are great though!