Book: Six Earlier Days
Author: David Levithan
Published: November, 2012
My Rating: 5/5
‘In Every Day, New York Times bestselling author David Levithan presented readers with his most ambitious novel to date: Every morning, A wakes up in a different body and leads a different life. A must never get too attached, must never be noticed, must never interfere.
The novel Every Day starts on Day 5994 of A’s life. In this digital-only collection Six Earlier Days, Levithan gives readers a glimpse at a handful of the other 5993 stories yet to be told that inform how A navigates the complexities of a life lived anew each day.
In Every Day, readers discover if you can truly love someone who is destined to change every day. In Six Earlier Days, readers will discover a little bit more about how A became that someone.
Sometimes I wonder if it is possible to convey so much emotion in so little words. The answer is yes, and Six Earlier Days is the perfect example.
If there is a person capable of doing that is David Levithan. I still remember myself crying reading The Lover’s Dictionary over one sentence chapters. He can say so much with almost no words at all. His work gets to me like very few others have.
This is my third time reading a work by David Levithan and I think it is safe to say now that he is amongst my favorite authors. Actually, I only have one other favorite author, so this is a hard earned place. 😉
I don’t know what else is there to day.
Six Earlier Days follows A through days before Every Day. A gets to be a seven-year-old girl, a ten-year-old and a teenager again. And like in Every Day we experience the same. I hardly found anything new here, but I’m not dismissing the work for it. It was equally engaging, it was equally emotive.
I am still left wondering how it is that A got to live this way. I am still left wanting more. Nevertheless it was a beautiful read, the writing just as good as always. And even though it was thirty-something pages long I loved it just as much as a full length story.
It should not be read before Every Day, though.