Every Day

Book review by Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Inventive teen romance blurs notions of gender, reality.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 25 reviews

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age 14+

A very great story about respect and empathy!

VIOLENCE/HORROR: Although, there is no description of violence, this story includes “A” in a body of a teen girl who wants to commit suicide and is beyond depressed (she gets help though). Also, this includes sort-of an abusive relationship. SEX/NUDITY: This book does contain some sexual themes. A teen is described as “horny” and “A” is in a body of a “sexy” girl. In that plot, the “sexy” girl tries to seduce another teen boy. Lots of flirting, and a brief make-out scene where both partners take each other’s clothes off. Also includes mild kissing. LANGUAGE/PROFANITY: Insulting words such as: “a-s”, “hell”, “the devil possessed him”, “bi-ch”, “s-ut”, and “horny”. DRINKING/DRUGS: There is teen partying where a lot of teens get high and drunk. A boy suddenly becomes “crazy” and the blame is because he was high. It mentions he was tested for drugs. Smoking is infrequent, but still described. MESSAGE/EDUCATION: This story revolves around love, and how no matter what someone’s appearance/gender is, love is still love!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 15+

Great book for Adults and Older teens

It is a great book, but it involves a lot of mature content such as sex, drugs, abuse, and the “Gender X” topic that should not be read until you are at an age that you can fully understand and make decisions about those things.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Book Details

  • Author: David Levithan
  • Genre: Romance
  • Topics: High School
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: August 28, 2012
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 14 - 17
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Available on: Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: August 15, 2021

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