Author: Robyn Schneider
Publisher: Katherine Tegen
Published: August 27,2013
Pages: 335 Pages
Source: Bought own copy
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.
Okay, I know I'm a bit late reading this but better late than never,right? I had been on a reading slump lately but one day I decided I wanted to read something light to get back on track and so, I picked this book because I've heard good feedbacks.
This book's plot is typical, to the point that when I told a friend about it he just shrugged and said he already watched movies with the same plot. But it didn't stop me from finishing this book.
I liked the plot,really, although yes, it is typical. The main character of the story, Ezra Faulkner was a Tennis superstar who got into an accident and was informed by the doctors that he cannot play Tennis anymore. A-hole friends? Check. Selfish ex-girlfriend? Check. Who comes to the rescue? Good 'ol buddy Toby whom Ezra 'outgrew'. Toby made Ezra join his debate team and also introduced him to his friends.
And of course, there's the love interest,right? New girl Cassidy Thorpe who is carefree and adventurous and all things a guy could ask for in a girlfriend. Did it end in happily ever after? Let's just say the reason why I liked this book the most is not only because there are life lessons that you could learn (about who your true friends are,for example) and that not all the time everyone has a happy ending. Sometimes a person just passes through your life to help you know your self more, move on from a tragic event or maybe you were just meant to know each other.
As I finished reading the novel I understood why a lot of people loved this book.
P.S. It's cool that the author used words that you'd be curious enough to google.
Rating: 3.5/5 STARS