Friday, October 12, 2012
Latest Audiobook Love- Every Day
Disney World? Forget it. I want to move to David Levithan World. And live there forever!
I've felt this way ever since I read Boy Meets Boy.
I wrote it in a post after listening to Will Grayson, Will Grayson.
But now I want to shout it from the cyber rooftops after reading Every Day.
A, a non-gendered protag, lives in a different body every day.
Here is a taste of what the protag says when he/she wakes up in a biologically female/male gender body:
If you want to live within the definition of your own truth, you have to choose to go through the initially painful and ultimately comforting process of finding it.
His protag also lands in the bodies of the drug addicted, depressed, suicidal, overweight, bullied, the poor, minorities, a mean girl, and a home-schooled kid...among many others.
As a writer, I'm so jealous. He's figured out a way to write a story from an amazingly unique perspective:
To walk in others' shoes, for just one day. And, most importantly, in the shoes of a person who does it all the time.
Is there anything more powerful?
Every person is a possibility. The hopeless romantics feel it most acutely, but even for others, the only way to keep going is to see every person as a possibility.
What about you? Read this one yet? Any David Levithan? Are you a hopeless romantic like me?