{Book Review} The Beginning of Everything By: Robyn Schneider

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{Book Review} The Beginning of Everything By: Robyn SchneiderThe Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
Published by HarperCollins on 2013-08-27
Genres: Adolescence, Friendship, Love & Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 352
Goodreads
Robyn Schneider's The Beginning of Everything is a witty and heart-wrenching teen novel that will appeal to fans of books by John Green and Ned Vizzini, novels such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and classics like The Great Gatsby and The Catcher in the Rye.Varsity tennis captain, Ezra Faulkner, was supposed to be homecoming king, but that was before—before his girlfriend cheated on him, before a car accident shattered his leg, and before he fell in love with unpredictable new girl Cassidy Thorpe.As Kirkus Reviews said in a starred review,
{Book Review} The Beginning of Everything By: Robyn SchneiderThe Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
Published by HarperCollins on 2013-08-27
Genres: Adolescence, Friendship, Love & Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 352
Goodreads
Robyn Schneider's The Beginning of Everything is a witty and heart-wrenching teen novel that will appeal to fans of books by John Green and Ned Vizzini, novels such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and classics like The Great Gatsby and The Catcher in the Rye.Varsity tennis captain, Ezra Faulkner, was supposed to be homecoming king, but that was before—before his girlfriend cheated on him, before a car accident shattered his leg, and before he fell in love with unpredictable new girl Cassidy Thorpe.As Kirkus Reviews said in a starred review,
Ratings3star
This novel has a very powerful opening.  Written in first person it truly gives you the impression that great things are in store for the reader.  Unfortunately, this novel truly had its high and low points for me.  Ezra Faulkner is faced with extreme events in his life that lead to life changing moments.  Moments that the most popular student in high school has to deal with.  Just when he thinks his final year of high school will be spent alone and be uneventful, Cassidy Thorpe the new girl, takes an interest in the once very popular Ezra.  Ezra and Cassidy begin with getting to know one another, however their new friendship blossoms into something more.  Cassidy comes with her own secrets of deep emotion as well.  She goes through her issues silently and alone without Ezra’s support.  However, this is her choice.  There is one moment in the novel that changes their lives, yet again, forever.
Robyn Schneider provides her readers with meaningful descriptions of events throughout the storyline.  I truly found that I connected with Ezra, however Cassidy’s role I viewed, more as a minor character.  In conclusion, I did a little research and found that that the novel had a cover and name change for US printing.  Based on what I know about the power of novel covers and titles, I feel this change will be hurtful in the long run.  Nonetheless we have many readers out there that will not judge a book by its cover, (I hope) and pick this one up for a great summer reading experience.
Deitre

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