SOMEDAY shows the return of A, Rhiannon and other characters we love!
David Levithan introduced us to the life of A, a being who wakes up in different bodies each morning, in the novel Every Day. He explored the love between A and Rhiannon in the very same novel. Now, we finally have news about the sequel, Someday.
This sequel will be about A, who finds out that there are other beings on the same path after being separated with Rhiannon. Someday will revisit the lives of Rhiannon and other familiar faces. It turns out that we will also get the chance to delve deeper into the themes and questions sparked by Every Day.
Take a look at the dazzling blue cover and read an excerpt from Someday below!
Excerpt from “Someday,” by David Levithan
Life is harder when you have someone to miss.
I wake up in a suburb of Denver and feel like I am living in a suburb of my real life. The alarm goes off and I want to go back to sleep.
But I have a responsibility. An obligation. So I get out of bed. I figure out I am in the body and the life of a girl named Danielle. I get dressed. I try not to imagine what Rhiannon is doing. Two hours time difference. Two hours and a world away.
I have proven myself right, but in the wrong way. I always knew that connection was dangerous, that connection would drag me down. Because connection is impossible for me in a lasting way. Yes, a line can be drawn between any two points . . . but not if one of the points disappears every day.
My only consolation is that it would have been worse if the connection had been given more time to take hold. It would have hurt more. I have to hope she’s happy, because if she’s happy then my own unhappiness will be worth it.
I never wanted to have these kinds of thoughts. I never wanted to look back in this way. Before, I was able to move on. Before, I did not feel that any part of me was left behind. Before, I did not think of my life as being anywhere other than where I was.
I try to focus on the lives I am in, the lives I am borrowing for a day. I try to lose myself in their tasks, their to-do lists, their homework assignments, their squabbles.
It doesn’t work anymore.
In my heart, I know I have lost myself in a different way.
The synopsis of Someday over at Goodreads is as follows:
Every day a new body. Every day a new life. Every day a new choice.
For as long as A can remember, life has meant waking up in a different person’s body every day, forced to live as that person until the day ended. A always thought there wasn’t anyone else who had a life like this.
But A was wrong. There are others.
A has already been wrestling with powerful feelings of love and loneliness. Now comes an understanding of the extremes that love and loneliness can lead to — and what it’s like to discover that you are not alone in the world.
In Someday, David Levithan takes readers further into the lives of A, Rhiannon, Nathan, and the person they may think they know as Reverend Poole, exploring more deeply the questions at the core of Every Day and Another Day: What is a soul? And what makes us human?
Someday arrives in bookstores on October 2, 2018. You can pre-order a copy via Amazon.