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