23 September 2013

[Review] The Beginning of Everything; Robyn Schneider

The Beginning of Everything

Release Date: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins)
Format: Hardcover

Summary from Goodreads:
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?

What I thought: I first heard about this book because the author, Robyn Schneider is a youtuber & a Wonderling. So, of course I was going to read it! I didn’t really know anything about it except that it had a wonderful cover and I already really liked Robyn’s way of storytelling from her vlogs.

Her voice translated really well- the book is hilariously punny. Both the main character & the supporting characters speak in puns and jokes and it’s so much fun to read. The characters also feel very real and honest.

I liked how the back stories of the characters were blended into the present moment and how the story sort of came full circle at the end. I really liked the way this book played out- the pacing was fantastic & I really enjoyed reading it.

Read this if: you like puns, realistic fiction or were on debate team.

Out of 5
: 4/5
This book was 91/120 for 2013

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