Jaine Blackman is intrigued by a quirky body-swapping novel aimed at young adults

Another Day – a young adult novel by David Levithan, who is visiting Oxford next week – is centred on an extremely interesting premise.

Out of the blue, 16-year-old Rhiannon has a wonderful day with her distant, moody boyfriend Justin.

Before it ends he warns her: “I don’t want you to think every day is going to be like today.

“Because they’re not going to be, all right? They can’t be.”

And they’re not... he’s soon back to his old, miserable, manipulative self.

Having not read Levithan’s previous novel Every Day, I was intrigued to know why.

It turns out Rhiannon has met A (that’s his/her name) who wakes up every day in a new person’s body.

Every Day told the story from A’s perspective, Another Day tells it from Rhiannon’s.

Rhiannon meets A several times – when he uses host bodies to appear to her as a gay young man and a visiting student – before she (A’s a girl this time) spills the beans about her strange life.

At first Rhiannon fears she’s the victim of an elaborate hoax but gradually believes A and becomes romantically entangled.

Should she dump Justin?

Is it possible to love somebody with no permanent body ?

Amid the teenage angst there are thought-provoking concepts – as long as you suspend disbelief and don’t expect any explanation of this strange phenomenon and how A is conveniently reborn in the same general area and ages a day at a time like the rest of us.

And it’s nicely written.

I wouldn’t go as far as recommending any adult to rush out to buy if for themselves but – if you’re getting it for a younger relative – it’s worth having a flick through before handing it over.

David Levithan will be at Waterstones in Oxford on Tuesday (6pm, £2 admission) with Lisa Williamson, the author The Art of Being Normal, to discuss their young adult novels.