Every day he wakes up as a different person- male or female, short or tall, dark skin or light skin- every day is a new body, a new personality. A does his best to make as few waves as he can in the host body’s life; he accesses just enough memories to keep things normal. One day, however, he does make a change. In 16-year-old Justin’s life, there is a girl, Rhiannon, that is irresistible. A can tell right away that Justin doesn’t realize how special she is. They leave school together and have a magical day at the beach. For one day, life is wonderful. Afterward, A continues to wake up as someone else each morning. But each day he wakes up thinking of Rhiannon. Will he do whatever it takes to see her, even if it means hurting those he inhabits?
I saw a review for this book in Entertainment Weekly and immediately requested it from the library. It’s such an interesting concept. What if every day you were someone new? Would you be more empathetic if you, for one day, walked in someone else’s shoes? There was a diverse range of “hosts”- males, females, gay, straight, fat, thin, nerd, jock. It was a thought-provoking read that I would recommend to young adults and adults.
5 out of 5 stars