Everything you need to know about Everyday

Hailey Cingel, Staff Writer

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The book, Everyday, by David Levithan was released in 2012.  This novel was both enticing and original; a love story where you never know who you will be the next day.  The main character, A, has never stayed in a single body for more than twenty-four hours. A has never had a family, friend, or close relationship.  That is until, one day A wakes up as a boy named Justin, who has a girlfriend that A instantly falls for. The rest of the story tells the struggles they face as a couple.  Of course, the journey has ups and downs, but in the end leaves the reader on a cliffhanger.

  In contrast to the book, the movie adaption of Everyday, released Feb 23, is much different than the original.  This is to be expected, as most book to movies are; but, there were a few major differences.  For example, the book features an antagonist, Reverend Poole, who attempts to manipulate A into staying in one body, at the high cost of killing the soul inside said person.  However, in the movie, Poole is nonexistent, and A learns this on their own.

  The movie did not disclose much into the life of A and appeared to be more in the love interest, Rhiannon’s perspective.  In most cases, this would not prove to be an issue, but this makes the movie more like the second book, Another Day, which is in Rhiannon’s point of view.   

   Another major difference was a more in depth look at Rhiannon’s family.  Throughout the course of the book, her family is rarely mentioned, whereas the movie shows struggles between the four of them. It features Rhiannon’s sister, Jolene, played by Debby Ryan.  It also shows her parents- her dad being a painter after being laid off of his job.

  Although there were many differences, one stuck out the most- the lack of Rhiannon’s ability to love anyone A becomes.  In the book, she loves anyone who A becomes, while in the movie, she only stays close to the boys who fit her “type”. A becomes several people who Rhiannon does not want to be close to. One day, A is a man who she doesn’t feel comfortable to even sit with.  Many other days, A is a girl, and in turn only sees friendship.

  All in all, the movie Everyday, proved to be like the book in many ways, but still had its own differences.  

“I really liked both the book and the movie, but I also didn’t like how either of them ended. I wish there would’ve been more at the end. If I had I to chose one I would probably say I liked the book more because it showed for of the days A lived through and it gave more of an inside perspective of A’s life,” shared  Lindsey Wertenberger, ‘20.

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Everything you need to know about Everyday