Some Day

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Some Day

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A is a thoughtful, genderless soul, who has wandered from the body to the body throughout the majority of their existence, living a different person’s life each day. Once A fell in love with a girl named Rhiannon, figuring out new ways to meet her despite the inconsistencies of their body. Someday, Levithan shifts his focus from the questions about gender identity and sexuality raised in the first book. he chooses to closely examine the links between morality and responsibility this go round instead. Someday continues where everyday left off, following is an attempt to track down answers about those who jump bodies and being forced to question the moral implications of their existence.

 David Levithan has created a fascinating world inhabited by bodiless people as well as humans, and he’s upped the ante for Rhiannon and A with an epic moral struggle. Leviathan has a remarkable talent for drawing teen characters, and for elegantly raising personal and topical issues without hitting his readers over the head with them.

What I thought: I found myself absorbed in the story and I just couldn’t put it down. I managed to read the entire 400 pages in less than three days, which is something I don’t get done much when I’m busy with schoolwork! So it felt really nice to fall into a story that captivated me so quickly. And the romance between Rhiannon and A was so adorable that my heart fluttered several times, and it was especially inspiring to see the creative ways that they made their relationship work, due to both the distance between them and A’s unfortunate situation of switching bodies every single morning.

“Why am I here?…because that’s the thing about life .nobody ask me anything .and  if nobody asking, it’s easy to keep all the answers on the shelf, gathering dust. I can forget they exist. I can avoid them.-AThis the part was very deep in the novel to me. A is a very philosophical character who wants to understand life and its complexities but is too scared of what they will find.

“I met Liam at the Melbourne writers festival. I was peter at the time.”- Amin, age 18 pg 202

All through the novel, there were these seemingly random one-off points of view of other people, one of these people being aemon, who we find out is just like A.

Liam is also a body jumper and this is the cutest line in the novel because fate brought two people together who wholly understand what it is like to be like the other

Pg 387” it appears,’ I say, ‘we are much more alike than we ever could have imagined.’-Liam

Someday is a story of acceptance of identity and person character.

 Overall, I really enjoyed reading SOMEDAY. Not only do you continue to get an adorable romance between A and Rhiannon, but there are also some more thrills and scary moments that will keep you flipping the pages and desperate to know what happens next. Plus, the chapters are pretty short, which makes this an easy read to breeze through! David Levithan impressed me again with another incredible, gripping story, and I’m definitely excited to read more of his work in the future. 

“The whole point of love isn’t to be the other person’s solution or answer or cure. The whole point of love is to help them find what they need, in any way you can”-Rhiannon. (382.)

I saw this TedTalk from a previous assignment in my government class it’s called “Leading with lollipops.” https://youtu.be/hVCBrkrFrBE. Drew Doudley the talker said “We’ve made leadership about changing the world there’s only six billion understanding of it. And if you change one person’s understanding of it, one person’s understanding of what they’re capable of, one person’s understanding of how much people care about them, ones person understanding of how powerful an agent for change they can be in this world, you change the whole thing.” This puts aside on human rights problems happening in the world like the LGBTQ community protest against them and how some religion doesn’t accept them. Well, I think the world hasn’t opened their minds in today’s life how things are changing, new perspectives on a way of living. We treat others based on religion, race, and sexuality. Based on how we judge a book by its cover without getting to know their soul but the way they look. This reminds me of a book I read before My sister lives on a mantle by Annabel pitcher. The main character’s father took hate toward all Muslims because of one accident with the death of one of his twin daughters. She died from a terrorist attack. His son becomes friends with a little Muslim girl keeping their friendship a secret from his dad. In the end, the fathers learn he can’t judge people without getting to know their heart and purpose in life. he changes and accepts his son’s friend. This was an amazing story that I’ve read. I really love how the author didn’t just take a random quote from the internet that fits the theme, but he actually went in deep with the theme of love and identity. He expresses the problem so well that it identifies our society. Not any author can elaborate on a topic so well. what I learned from Someday is; no matter the race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, or belief, there is always a way to find acceptance for everyone.