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Time and Again
Jack Finney
This is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death
Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, David Malki, Nathan Burgoine, Toby W. Rush, Rhiannon Kelly, Ryan Estrada, George Page III, Chandler Kaiden, Tom Francis, Grace Seybold, D.L.E. Roger, Daliso Chaponda, John Takis, Ada Hoffmann, Rebecca Black, Karen Stay Ahlstrom, Gord Sellar, M
Every Day - David Levithan Every Day is the story of A, who wakes up each morning inhabiting someone else's body. Unlike Quantum Leap, however, A isn't there to fix something or right a wrong. A doesn't know why it happens, it just does. A has lived out a life, or thousands of lives, one day at a time, just trying to get by, until one day, A falls in love.

I was fascinated by the premise of this idea, and the execution didn't fail to disappoint. The novel takes the reader into A's day-to-day life unflinchingly, and really makes us wonder how we would feel if we were in the same situation. As A begins to spiral down into the headiness of love and the excitement of doing something different - breaking the rules A has set down alone - the reader is pulled in alongside.

I enjoyed the way the story unfolded, from A's ordinary life beforehand to all of the changes A experiences in a short amount of time. I was also struck by the way this is truly a 21st century story. A would never have been able to do many things if the story was set in any other time. However, at times I felt A's easy access to technology was a bit convenient, used to speed the plot along.

All in all, this was a great story. I'd love to read more!