From Page to Screen: Every Day

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In case you’re unfamiliar with Every Day, the story, both the book by David Levithan and the film, follows A, a person who switches bodies every 24 hours. Full disclosure, I did not like the book. I couldn’t even finish it, honestly. I thought the concept was interesting but the story itself was boring and I think I gave up after the first few chapters.

That being said, when I saw the trailer for the film adaptation I actually thought it looked good. Maybe it was because the film was more in the love interest’s perspective than the character of A, who’s switching bodies. Whatever the reason, I was intrigued and since I have a MoviePass, which meant seeing the film didn’t really cost be anything, I decided to give it a try. Also, another full disclosure, Levithan is currently teaching my Lit Seminar so I was a little curious to see what my professor’s book was all about.

Anyway, I actually enjoyed the film. It was a pretty cute love story that, as I said, really focused more on Rhiannon (Angourie Rice), who I loved. I thought her story was really interesting, especially when it came to her home/family life. It was also interesting to see how dating A really affected her life at home and at school. However, I wasn’t totally convinced about A as character. As one of my friends said, I kind of couldn’t see A as a character, because everyone who was A was different and so it just felt like Rhiannon was falling in love with different people, not the same person. There were also some weird flashback scenes that I could’ve done without.

Overall, I’ll probably never watch this movie again, but it was a cute one time watch. My friend claims the book is better, which, based on my history with books to movie adaptations, I can believe. So maybe just read the book and skip this one.

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Tamora Pierce Is In Town This Week (YA Book Events 2/19-2/25)

There are a number of great events happening this week, including two opportunities to meet the great Tamora Pierce. Check out the full schedule of events below and make sure to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to keep up to date with all the bookish events happening around the city.

Monday, Feb. 19

David Levithan + Angourie Rice: Every Day at Strand Books (7:30-8:30 p.m.)

In honor of the New York Times bestseller being adapted into a major motion picture author David Levithan and film star Angourie Rice are having an exclusive Q&A and meet-and-greet! Event admission plus a gift card is $5; event admission and a signed copy of Every Day is $10.99.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

Rhoda Belleza in Conversation with Zoraida Cordova at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Meet Rhoda Belleza for the launch of her new novel Blood of a Thousand Stars. Belleza will be in conversation with Zoraida Cordova, author of Labryinth Lost. Free event.

Thursday, Feb. 22

Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce at Barnes and Noble Union Square (6 p.m.)

Celebrate the release of Tamora Pierce’s new book, Tempests and Slaughter. Wristbands for event access will be distributed with a purchase of the book from the store.

Friday, Feb. 23

NYC Launch for Tempest and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce at Books of Wonder Uptown (6-8 p.m.)

Celebrate the release of the first book in Tamora Pierce’s new series, The Numair Chronicles. Free event.