Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Beginning of Everything Review

TITLE: The Beginning of Everything
AUTHOR: Robyn Schneider
PUBLISHER: Katherine Tegen Books
PAGES: 352

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 matter quite a bit, what happens when more misfortune strikes?

OVERALL IMPRESSION: This wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be, but I still liked it. A lot of the book was slow moving, but there were a few places with a lot of feels. There was also a twist that I didn't expect at all that really helped draw me into the story.

CHARACTERS: I really liked Toby. He just seemed very genuine and like a great friend. I loved the character development that Ezra, the main character, goes through as the book progresses. We see him change as he tries to figure himself out.

COVER: The cover is extremely relevant to the book both with a physical occurrence that happens in the book, as well as the symbolism of the ups and downs that these characters go through. I don't have many yellow books, so I love the colors they used.

**I received an ARC of this book from Amazon Vine for my honest review.

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