August 11, 2021 7:36 AM EDT

The protagonist of Every Day, known only as A, wakes up in a new body each morning. Those new bodies are always around the same age and in the same area, but never the same. David Levithan’s entirely original romantic fantasy novel follows A into a life-changing moment: one morning, A wakes up in the body of a teenage boy and falls head-over-heels for the boy’s girlfriend Rhiannon. Rhiannon and A have an intense connection and, even as A inhabits new bodies, the two keep finding their way back to one another. Published in 2012, Every Day became a New York Times best seller and drew praise for challenging readers’ assumptions about love and attraction as well as making an effort to normalize the use of they/them pronouns. The love story spawned a prequel novella, a companion novel, a sequel and a 2018 movie by the same name. —Madeleine Carlisle

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