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Every Day is a novel by David Levithan and released in 2012. It focuses on A, who wakes up in a different body every day. A can control them and access their memories, but they're not aware of anything that happens. One day, A wakes up inside of a boy named Justin and meets his girlfriend, Rhiannon. A falls in love with her, causing a bit of a problem.
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Six Earlier Days, a prequel-of-sorts, was released the same year, first digitally and later attached to the paperback edition of Every Day. A companion book titled Another Day was released in 2015 and tells the story from Rhiannon's perspective.

A film adaptation was announced in June 2017 and released in February 2018, with Angourie Rice as Rhiannon.


Every Day provides examples of:

  • Aborted Arc: In the film, Nathan's crusade against A isn't brought up again after Rhiannon interviews him.
  • Adaptational Alternate Ending: While A still leaves in the film, it ends happier for Rhiannon, who ends up with one of her friends, while A is able to move on and start a new "life" in another city.
  • Adapted Out: Reverend Poole is absent from the film version.
  • The All-Concealing "I": A's gender, or even if A has one, is never stated because of the first person perspective. (The publisher's blurb does refer to A as "him", though.)
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  • Bastard Boyfriend: Justin to Rhiannon for the most part, frequently ignoring her and disregarding her wishes. When A occupies his body, she's stunned by how much kinder and attentive he is. After they break up, Justin does defend her from being called a slut.
  • Black Gal on White Guy Drama: When A occupies a very attractive black girl and tries to seduce Justin to get Rhiannon to break up with him. It doesn't work.
  • Body Surf: A's main form of existence is waking up as a new body every day. This causes problems in the film, where one of A's bodies becomes extremely disturbed by the belief that he's been possessed.
  • But Not Too Bi: A is attracted to both girls and boys, though the main person we see A with is Rhiannon. Justified, since A has no sex and no gender. It so happens that A is in a male body when falling in love with Rhiannon.
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  • Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: When A occupies Rhiannon, this is why "she" doesn't fully change.
  • Chastity Couple: Rhiannon and A. They try to have sex at one point, but A doesn't want to take away the virginity of the body A is occupying. In the film, however, they apparently have sex while A is occupying Alexander's body.
  • Clingy Jealous Guy: A to Rhiannon.
    • Justin, who usually ignores Rhiannon, becomes a Crazy Jealous Guy when he spots A (in a male body) interacting with Rhiannon at a party.
  • Commitment Issues: A and Rhiannon's relationship is an interesting variety. A can't settle down with her reliably, no matter how badly A wants to, because of keeping on switching bodies. This is part of why Rhiannon eventually calls off their relationship.
  • Destructive Romance: A's romance with Rhiannon ends up causing big trouble for her over and over, most notably when Justin thinks she's cheating (which she actually was, in a way) and breaks up with her.
  • Devoted to You: A to Rhiannon.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: A.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: A to Rhiannon, at first.
  • Downer Ending: The book ends with A deciding that a relationship with Rhiannon won't work, and running away from her.
  • Driven to Suicide: One girl that A occupies was suicidally depressed, and A stays in her body long enough to ask for help.
  • Fake Memories: A can create them for the people that A occupies.
  • Foregone Conclusion: You know from the beginning that it can't work out between A and Rhiannon, but it's still so sad!
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Rihannon is blond in the film, with a sweet personality.
  • Heel Realization: After continually occupying Alexander's body in the film, A realizes that it's wrong to steal his life, especially when A starts ruining his familial relationships in order to pursue a relationship with Rhiannon.
  • Homeschooled Kids: One of the bodies A occupies is a homeschooled kid with an extremely strict, overbearing mother.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: Rhiannon tries to take this attitude towards A whenever A occupies a girl. It doesn't work.
  • Incompatible Orientation: Rhiannon to A, whenever A occupies a girl's body.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: The film ends with A leaving for a new life and persuading Rhiannon to start dating one of her friends who is perfect for her.
  • K-I-S-S-I-N-G in a Tree: A and Rhiannon kiss in a treehouse towards the end of the book.
  • Let's Just Be Friends: Rhiannon's original suggestion for what her relationship with A should be. It doesn't work.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Expected, considering the amount of people A occupies.
  • Love Cannot Overcome: The ending of the novel, where A flees, realizing that the relationship will never work out and breaking Rhiannon's heart in the process.
    "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."
  • Love Confession: A gives one to Rhiannon when A first tells her who A is.
  • Love Triangle: With Rhiannon in the center and A and Justin on either end. She Takes a Third Option and ends up without either one.
  • Missing Trailer Scene: The trailer for the film features a couple of bodies that A occupies that don't make it to the final cut of the film.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: A tries to set up Justin in this position, but it fails.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Before A tells Rhiannon what's going on, A meets her at a party in Nathan's body, and A accidentally leads her to believe Nathan is gay. This turns out to work to advantage, because A gets to dance with her without Justin being worried.
  • No Biological Sex: A.
  • Oh, Crap!: A wakes up in the body of someone who is about to go on vacation, meaning A will start occupying bodies far away from Rhiannon if the vacation isn't called off.
  • The One That Got Away: Rhiannon.
  • Pride Parade: A goes to one in a body that A occupies.
  • The Reveal: There are others like A, and Reverend Poole is one of them.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: At one point, A occupies one.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: A towards Rhiannon. Despite occupying bodies for 16 years, A has never felt any kind of romantic feelings towards anyone except her.
  • Starcrossed Lovers: A and Rhiannon.
  • Take a Third Option: Rhiannon ends up with neither A nor Justin. In the film, she ends up with one of her friends.
  • There Is Another: Reverend Poole reveals that he goes from body to body, just like A does, except that he knows how to stay in one body for as long as he wants.
  • Token Yuri Girls: A occupies a girl in a relationship with another girl towards the end of the novel, after being inside multiple gay boys.
  • Transgender: A occupies a trans boy named Vic at one point.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Most of A and Rhiannon's relationship consists of this. They don't.
  • Wrong Guy First: Justin for Rhiannon.
  • Unusual Chapter Numbers: Each chapter is a day in A's life, starting on Day 5994.
    • Six Earlier Days takes this a step further with chapters named after earlier, unconnected days in A's life.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Rhiannon has her relationship with A in spite of Justin being her boyfriend. Justin then sees her hugging a body that A was occupying and beat up the body, ending their relationship.
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