Denis GrezinMs.Dimitroulakos ENG1D1-0413/January/2018Change Is inevitable when growing up Whether good or bad change will happen eventually and we must be prepared for it. Everyday is about an entity named A who wakes up Every day in a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl. The novel written by David Levithan throws readers into a world where they learn that as a teen matures throughout their lives they will encounter challenges and obstacles in the path towards discovering identity.When A meets Rhiannon as Justin he feels love for the first time in his lifetime and wanders from his path to see her throughout the following days. A wakes up as amy tran one day and figures out she doesn’t live to far from Rhiannon. “I wake up as a girl, a girl with a car, And a license. In a town only an hour away from Rhiannon’s. I apologize to amy tran as i drove away from her house.” 59 / When A created a relationship for the first time it caused him to become aware of the fact that he lacks any kind of identity other than his name he gives himself. This represents how falling in love is him maturing but being in a different body every day is his struggle towards the path to identity. Even after thousands of days switching through bodies he now believes that the universe gave him a sign that he must be with Rhiannon because of this spark. After waking up as a well kept caring teen named Nathan with knowledge of Justin’s email credentials he is able to log on his email and figure out there’s a party not far away that he can attend to see Rhiannon. “I go onto his computer and check my email, making sure to write myself some notes about the last few days, so I can remember them. Then I log in to justins email and found out there’s a party tonight at Steve Mason’s house. Steve’s addresses only a good search away, When i map out the distance between Nathan’s house and Steve’s, I find it’s only a ninety minute drive.” 66 / It is clear that because of the spark in his short relationship that A had, he became aware of his lack of identity and of Rhiannon so he does whatever he can to be able to be with her even if that means he has to interfere with the body’s personal life. A is clearly having a tough time trying to interact with a girl he has feelings for when he’s moving everywhere, everyday which is his current facing challenge.Later on A struggles when Nathan questions his character as a whole. Nathan a past body which A used to get into contact with Rhiannon was found on the side of the road and A forgot to wipe his email off nathan’s computer which Nathan found out. “I don’t know who you are or what you are or what you did to me yesterday, but I want you to know that you won’t get away with it.” 80 (Quotation is longer but kept simple) After inhibiting or even possessing thousands of bodies A wonders if what he has been doing is truly sinister as he interfered with people’s lives often for his own selfish reasons. Due to his recent slip ups A now has to deal with some self guilt and responsibility. After ignoring the emails from nathan A knows that eventually he will have to deal with them. Later during a series of back and forth emails A finally tells the story to nathan and also learns what trouble he landed nathan into and feels a burden of responsibility. “You have to be the devil, only the devil would leave me like this.” 207 and “Do you have any idea what it’s like for me now?” 208 Nathan has also played a role into helping A discover his identity, it may not be the most positive trait but its at least a trait. Because of the slip up with nathan A is now determined to make things right and prove he isn’t the devil nathan makes him out to be. A’s lack of attentiveness and slip up has caused him emotional trouble through the character nathan and must deal with him so they can both have a clearer Conscience. Consequently because of this new found relationship with Rhiannon, A has been interfering with people’s lives more often than he should and this is reflecting on to him. Finally when faced with a tough decision, A must choose what he will do which will ultimately decide who he is and his identity. After learning from another entity similar to him named pool, A learns that he can possess one person forever if he wants but can’t ever continue his everyday cycle. “I am a drifter, and as lonely as that can be, it is also remarkably freeing. I will never define myself in terms of anyone else. I will never feel the pressure of peers or the burden of parental expectation. I can view everyone as pieces of a whole, and focus on the whole, not the pieces. I have learned to observe, far better than most people observe. I am not blinded by the past or motivated by the future. I focus on the present because that is where I am destined to live.” This represents that A chooses not to be with Rhiannon because of his situation and if he were to take the body of someone else forever it would be wrong and ethically murder to A. He is also showing that though he loves Rhiannon he is so used to the way he has lived and feels free when compared to the option of being grounded to a body and a relationship. He clearly knows what he must do even if it means giving up something important to A. After thinking of the possible concept of being able to be with Rhiannon forever A tells her everything. “I tell her about Nathan. I tell her about Poole. I tell her i might not be the only one. I tell her there might be a way to stay in a body longer. There might be a way to not leave.” an “When first love ends, most people eventually know there will be more to come. They are not through love. Love is not through them. It will never be the same as the first, but it will be better in different ways. I have no such consolation. This is why I cling so hard. This is why this is so hard.” 317 A now knows what it takes to mature, to let go. If you love her then you better let her go played in his head as he had to make the toughest decision in his existence, to end his relationship with the person he loves for the sake of her, himself, and the body’s host. This is where readers are able to see A’s identity more clearly as a selfless entity who has good intentions.As One goes through life they realize that change will happen whether they like it or not and should be able to adapt and conquer it. What readers learn is that when faced with many challenges and obstacles in the end it will all turn out for the better in whatever way. Everyday is a novel about coming of age and gives readers a general understanding of what it’s like to be in other people’s shoes, it also demonstrates that first time relationships are always the hardest to let go.Levithan, David. Every Day. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. Print.