The Beginning of Everything

    • 4.4 • 248 Ratings
    • $11.99
    • $11.99

Publisher Description

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 said in a starred review, "Schneider takes familiar stereotypes and infuses them with plenty of depth. Here are teens who could easily trade barbs and double entendres with the characters that fill John Green's novels."

Funny, smart, and including everything from flash mobs to blanket forts to a poodle who just might be the reincarnation of Jay Gatsby, The Beginning of Everything is a refreshing contemporary twist on the classic coming-of-age novel—a heart-wrenching story about how difficult it is to play the part that people expect, and how new beginnings can stem from abrupt and tragic endings.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2013
August 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Katherine Tegen Books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.9
MB
AUDIENCE
Eighth Grade

Customer Reviews

Sownsndhisiennd1103993 ,

A good/easy read

This was a good book! I was hesitant to read it, but I read “extraordinary means” by Robyn Schneider a few years ago and really liked it, so decided to give it a try. This novel turned out to be a little predictable, but I still enjoyed it nonetheless. I read it in one sitting over the course of a few hours, and never once felt like I had trouble continuing. A quick, easy read is the best way to describe it. The ending wasn’t exactly what you’d hope for, but I suppose it was just realistic, and didn’t in any way ruin the book. This book reminded me a little bit of “looking for Alaska” by John green. Just how mysterious Cassidy was, and the ending although less tragic. Additionally, I absolutely love witty and sarcastic language used in literature, and Schneider does a great job at this!:) this book definitely made me laugh, and I loved the deadpanned sarcasm mostly employed by the main character Ezra. Overall, it’s a good read! I don’t regret buying it, and I definitely think you should buy it too if you’re looking for a good/short read:)

Coleslaw796 ,

My favorite book

PLEASE MAKE THIS A MOVIE😩!!!!

reachng29 ,

Ugh!!...so good

This book touches upon a lot of subjects that most people to take into play in there everyday life. This book makes you see love, tragedy, friendship, and simply just existing; in a whole different light, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The eye opening ending for Ezra was breath taking being able to learn what he did about himself in the span of a school year that most don't learn in a lifetime was touching.

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