September 8, 2013

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider: Book Review

The Beginning of EverythingGenre: YA Contemporary (Romance)
Release Date: August 27th, 2013
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Source: Bought
Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them—a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was primed to lose it all: in one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra’s knee, his athletic career, and his social life.

No longer a front-runner for Homecoming King, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits, where he encounters new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Cassidy is unlike anyone Ezra’s ever met, achingly effortless, fiercely intelligent, and determined to bring Ezra along on her endless adventures.
But as Ezra dives into his new studies, new friendships, and new love, he learns that some people, like books, are easy to misread. And now he must consider: if one’s singular tragedy has already hit and everything after it has mattered quite a bit, what happens when more misfortune strikes?

Robyn Schneider’s The Beginning of Everything is a lyrical, witty, and heart-wrenching novel about how difficult it is to play the part that people expect, and how new beginnings can stem from abrupt and tragic endings.
My Thoughts: Lately I’ve been on what I can only call a ‘contemporary craze’. The Beginning of Everything is part of that list. I heard about this book long before it came out and it seemed interesting. I’m not one for romance so if I was interested in it, it must have meant that this book was a keeper. After reading this book, I am left thinking that I should have waited for it to appear at my local library. This book is worth a read but I’m not sure it was worth buying days after its release.
Read the rest of my review on Reading After Sunset.

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