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
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 and fiercely intelligent.
Together, Ezra and Cassidy discover flash mobs, buried treasure,
and a poodle that might just be the reincarnation of Jay Gatsby.
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, 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.