This book follows the life (or should I say multiple lives?) of a soul who doesn’t have gender. ‘A’ (that’s his name and I say “his” because I think him as a boy) wake up every morning in the body of a different person, and it has always been like this.
“Every day I am someone else. I am myself – I know I am myself – but I am also someone else.”
I have to say, I found this story very unique. I haven’t read a story like this one before, and I’m impressed. Also, this is my first book by David Levithan and I found his writing so refreshing and easy to read. The plot was good, kind of predictable but good. Falling in love with someone even though deep down you know you can’t be with that person? THAT’S SAD. Waking up in a different body every day is kind of cool, but it’s hard not having the chance to have your own life, own family, own friends. You can learn something from every chapter. David wrote every type of girls and boys, and every type of parents too. Young people struggling with their problems and insecurities, and parents having no idea about what’s going on in the life of their children. This story teaches us that every single thing we do has a consequence, and we have to be responsible about it.
“Falling in love with someone doesn’t mean you know any better how they feel. It only means you know how you feel.”
‘A’ was the main character, and Rhiannon. I loved them both. ‘A’ was selfish at times, but he was a great character and he didn’t lose his “essence” I must say, even though we was in a different body every day. He was full of hope, but he was also a sad “soul”. Rhiannon was this cute girl who brought joy into ‘A’ life (lives?). She was really mature and she understood everything quickly. I really enjoyed how big was their chemistry and how well she handled everything. Their love was weird… it was like love at first sight (of course, that’s the only kind of love ‘A’ can have) but it was a strong kind of love. They care about each other way too much, and also they completed each other in some ways.
“I wanted love to conquer all. But love can’t conquer anything. It can’t do anything on its own. It relies on us to do the conquering on its behalf.”
Overall, it was a great story. I ended the story feeling happy but destroyed, because throughout the story you start to think about life, about how much we to appreciate what we have because maybe we won’t have them the next day. In a way or another, it helps to make us better. A book filled with the power of life, hope, bonds, and love. Highly recommended this book, because everyone should take their time to enjoy the situations, and the story.