Saturday, May 2, 2015

My To Be Read List: Review: The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

Book: The Beginning of Everything
Author: Robyn Schneider
Publication: August 17, 2013
Source: College Library
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?

 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:

After reading a not so good book The Beginning of Everything was just what I needed. I chose this as my Dewey's Read-A-Thon book and read it in a day. Truthfully I couldn't put this book down and would not see the hours pass by. I love a book that can do that for me.

Ezra was a very relatable character and I have met many people like him that are so worried about people's expectations. The character that really stood out to be was Cassidy Thorpe. She had the ability to defey all odds and not let people's mean words effect her. Her relationship with Ezra throughout The Beginning of Everything is what really kept the book moving. It was amazing just how in sync they were when they came from such different backgrounds.

Ezra's tragic event lead to the beginning of everything. He was able to begin his life in a whole new ways, create new friends, and bond with old friends. Ezra became a better version of himself after his accident. The ending of The Beginning of Everything was tear-jerking and very sad. As I mentioned before I grew quite attached to Cassidy's character and what she did to Ezra and what happened to her was hard to handle. Life goes on and you grow and change. It isn't easy wondering what could have been. This is a must read and easily my favorite book of the year so far.

This book was my To-Be Read List Pick for April.


  1. Sounds like a great book! I've made a whole to-read list for this summer, so hopefully I'll be able to knock lots of books out once I finally have some extra time!

    1. See I never end up sticking to whole summer to read lists. I try doing that last summer and I still haven't got most of those books done.

  2. It's so rewarding to find a wonderful read after a disappointing one. This sounds like a book that I would enjoy. Thanks for the review.
    Suzi Q., The Book Dame

    1. Yes I recommend this book. I couldn't put it down and spent the whole day reading it.

  3. Oh this sounds really good. My first time hearing about it. I love a good heart-wrencher every once in awhile :)

    Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger

    1. This book was amazing. Totally worth readingI


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