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The Beginning of Everything

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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 Reviews 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.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 335 pages
  • 132.08 x 198.12 x 25.4mm | 158.76g
  • KATHERINE TEGEN BOOKS
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062217143
  • 9780062217141
  • 17,342

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Dazzling. Full of razor-sharp wit, a keen sense of observation, and surprisingly tender compassion. --Jeannette Walls, New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Castle: A Memoir and The Silver Star"
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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 new girl Cassidy Thorpe.
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Review Text

Praise for THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING:"Smart writing and a compelling narrator raise this book above ordinary depictions of high school drama. Efficient use of language, evocative descriptions and subtle turns of phrase make reading and rereading this novel a delight." Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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Rating details

41,293 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 27% (11,024)
4 37% (15,201)
3 26% (10,835)
2 8% (3,243)
1 2% (990)
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