Every Day

by David Levithan

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What are the conflict and solution in David Levithan's Every Day?

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The conflict and solution (or resolution) of Every Day involve very specific parts of the plot. Sometimes the conflict is known as the inciting incident, while other times it is mentioned as one character pitted against something else. In this case, the conflict is most definitely the character of A vs. their situation. A is a "spirit" destined to inhabit one body per day. In regards to the plot's conflict or inciting incident, this becomes the true problem when A inhabits the body of teenage Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon. A spends the rest of the plot trying to figure out how to be with Rhiannon every day. The solution (or the resolution to the plot) is that, due to A's situation, they cannot be with Rhiannon and realize this is actually the best thing for Rhiannon. At the end of the story, the reader finds A taking their new body (Katie) on a trip so they can disappear.

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