Until the morning everything changes. Justin seems to see her, to want to be with her for the first time, and they share a perfect day—a perfect day Justin doesn’t remember the next morning. Confused, depressed, and desperate for another day as great as that one, Rhiannon starts questioning everything. Then, one day, a stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who made her feel like a real person…wasn’t Justin at all.
In this enthralling companion to his New York Times bestseller Every Day, David Levithan tells Rhiannon’s side of the story as she seeks to discover the truth about love and how it can change you.
I want to thank NetGalley and Alfred A Knopf Books for Young Readers for providing me with an egalley of this book to read and give my honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.
I truly enjoyed the first installment in this series, Every Day. It was unique in not only who the characters were but also in how we experienced what those characters were going through. I love that this particular story shows us another side to the one we already know.
Because describing the plot and what happens would ruin the story for the first book, I will stick talking about the writing, the characters, and the pacing.
As with the first part of this series, Levithan's writing and story is very unique. I'm not usually a lover of reading the same story twice, but it was interesting to get this story from Rhiannon's POV. I thought I might be bored hearing the same thing again but surprisingly I was not.
Levithan's pacing is spot on. The story flowed just as well as the first. But the ending, it was very abrupt. I was expecting more. I perhaps thought I was missing something. Was it a set up for another story? Had I read this earlier, I would have not know but now I do see the third installment does, indeed, exist, and perhaps I will get my answer by reading that.
If you enjoy magical realism, then you should take a dive into this series. If only for the writing alone, which is phenomenal.