On Everyday by David Levithan

everydayA review in one hundred words.

This book was addictive. Not only is the writing typical Levithan–accessible, fast-paced, emotive–but gets inside your head. Each morning as A is ripped from one body and wakes up in a new one, you feel like you’ve been doing this for a very long time. Just as A has. Then A wakes up as Justin and falls in love with his girlfriend. Everyday explores the idea of gender and sexuality. A does not have a gender. Hen* experiences sexuality as both male and female. A is able to clearly explain that gender and sexuality is fluid, and you believe hen.

* Hen is the Swedish pronoun for a gender neutral person. It felt wrong to call A a s/he because hen isn’t either. A is fluid.

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