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Every Day April 29, 2013

Filed under: Books — Heather @ 6:25 pm
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Every Day by David Levithan

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Each day we wake up, get ready, think about what that day may hold.  Not A.  Every day A wakes up in a different body.  This has happened every day of his/her existence.  Another day, another body, another family, another set of problems.

It has taken A time to adjust to this lifestyle.  At first, he thought everyone experienced the same thing.  As time went by, A realized he/she was merely a visitor in someone else’s body.  To eliminate complications A developed rules to live by.  Mainly – don’t get involved.  Just like the saying goes, A attempts to “do no harm” while inhabiting countless bodies.

That was never a problem until A woke up in the body of Justin.  A meets Justin’s girlfriend Rhiannon and his existence completely changes.  A does everything in his power to keep Rhiannon in his life, despite the fact that it’s not always A’s life being involved.

Despite what I will call being corporeally challenged, A and Rhiannon manage to attempt a relationship. Can Rhiannon get past the fact that A is in a different body every day?  Girl, boy, fat, thin, etc.  Can A find a way to stay in one body and stay will his one true love?

David Levithan has given us more than a few things to think about.  What is it that makes us love a person?  What makes us who we are?  What would you do if you were a different person every day?

 

Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez February 14, 2013

Filed under: Books — Heather @ 11:04 pm
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boyfriends with girlfriendsThe author of the Rainbow Boys series is back with a stand-alone novel that explores the definitions of sexuality, stereotypes and prejudices.

Boyfriends with Girlfriends revolves around two sets of best friends and their possible love interests. Sergio is bi-sexual and is interested in Lance. Lance knows how he feels about Sergio, but isn’t too sure on how he feels about bi-sexuality. Lance’s best friend Allie has always like guys. That is until she meets Kimiko, Sergio’s friend. Kimiko is a lesbian attempting to navigate her sexuality while living in the constraints of her Japanese-American home.

Alex Sanchez once again hits the nail on the head, giving us a pitch-perfect rendition of young love and discovering who you really are.