Needless Cash-Grab | Another Day by David Levithan

another dayGoodreads Blurb: Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin, even established guidelines by which to live: Don’t be too needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up.

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.

My Musings: Another Day is literally like re-reading a book you loved, but told in the perspective of the worst character with the most boring plot. Okay, maybe that’s a bit too harsh, but its hard not to be annoyed when I read such a pointless novel.

As a novella this would have been a cute addition, but as a full novel simply retold from an unlikable character? I suppose I should have suspected something when the forward is a long rambling defense on the point of the novel, but I loved Every Day so much that I wanted to give this “companion” the benefit of the doubt.

This is not a terrible book IF you haven’t read Every Day. The writing is still really good and in general it’s a decent read, however if you have read Every Day I feel like this book will just end up feeling tedious. While you don’t need to read Every Day to read this, I don’t really see the point in recommending it, since the original is by far the better novel. Unless you’re a hardcore fan, save your money. 2.5/5

Suggestion: If we are not going to get a true sequel, could we at least get a companion told from the Pastor’s perspective. I think that would have been a much better alternative than having Rhiannon as a main character.

Buy, Borrow or Bin Verdict: Bin

Note: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.


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