Someday Personal Writing Prompts and Discussion Questions

Someday is the sequel to the New York Times bestseller Every Day, now a major motion picture starring Angourie Rice. The story examines what it would be like to start every day in a new body and a new life. Have students read Someday, then have them think about the following questions and write responses. For more discussion questions, see below for a guide to accompany Every Day and Another Day.

Prompts

  • Would you live differently if you had no continuity from day to day, if tomorrow wasn’t connected to today? What would be gained? What would be lost?
  • Are connections with others essential for our happiness? Why or why not?
  • What choices does A have? Was A granted each life for a reason? Why A? Why now? What knowledge does A gain from experiencing each life?

David Levithan

When not writing during spare hours on weekends, David Levithan is editorial director at Scholastic and the founding editor of the PUSH imprint, which is devoted to finding new voices and new authors in teen literature. His acclaimed novels Boy Meets Boy and The Realm of Possibility started as stories he wrote for his friends for Valentine's Day (something he's done for the past 22 years and counting) that turned themselves into teen novels. He's often asked if the book is a work of fantasy or a work of reality, and the answer is right down the middle—it's about where we're going, and where we should be.