The Beginning Of Everything

The Beginning Of Everything

Paperback | July 29, 2014

byRobyn Schneider

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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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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,...

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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.

Robyn Schneider is a writer, actor, and online personality. She is a graduate of Columbia University, where she studied creative writing, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she studied medical ethics. She lives in Los Angeles, California, but also on the internet.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:July 29, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062217143

ISBN - 13:9780062217141

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love! Love! Love! So glad I decided to buy it. Not my top 10 favourite books but definitely up there! This book is very relatable and funny. Loved the characters and grew attached to some of them while reading it! Great book!
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome! I liked this book more than I thought I would. Robin brought characters in that were really relatable and progressed throughout the story. And it was a fresh change that she didn't end the story with a happy ending but more of a bittersweet one.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good read This is a great book about finding who you really are and what makes you truly happy after something traumatic. The main character is relatable and an interesting character who is figuring out who he truly wants to be after a car accident leaves him in bad shape. I would recommend this story, if you are in the mood for a story about finding yourself and how sometimes people enter your life to help you with that process but may not stay in your life forever. PG-13 rating.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Meh I am a sucker for happy endings and this did not have the perfect one but this was a good, fast read!
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from okay It wasn't a particularly deep and eye-opening book, but it was enjoyable and light. It's less sad than Eleanor and Park and it had some depth in it. If you're into morals, teen romance and motivational speeches, this is the book for you. I liked the author's style and would read other books by him.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Liked it Cute story, not an all time favourite but easy to read and enjoy
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I enjoyed it! I loved this book so much! The story really grabbed me and pulled me in. The characters ,the plot twists, everything was just amazing! I recommend it for anyone who likes the teenage love books!
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright This novel would probably be best suited for a pre-teen or younger teen since the writing and plot were very basic. This novel had some interesting ideas but overall was not very memorable.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I thought this was a really cute story. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great read! I really enjoyed the Beginning of Everything. It has everything - quirky characters, real emotions and situations, secrecy and mystery, romance, growth. It was super easy to read through quickly. I wasn't super in love with the ending, but happy with the book overall.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from easy quick read I didnt really enjoy this book because there were a few good plot twists but other than that it was a tragedy novel. It had no meaning and I learned nothing. It only made sense until the very end and some things just didnt match up. Caught a few spelling mistakes (god, black, theme) said god instead of gold
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Loved It Robyn Schneider is an amazing writer. Such a great story line, and it was realistic and relatable. One of my favourites
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! The book was absolutely amazing and the story was so fascinating to read through. I love the lesson in the end, and even though this book broke my heart I would read it over and over again.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I loved this book so much. I loved the characters and their quirky and interesting personalities. The storyline was fascinating and kept me reading all night. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fell in love with the characters. This was a book I was slightly unhappy to finish. I fell in love with the main character and was sad to say goodbye at the end. The storyline was good, just the right amount of tragedy and happiness.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best of the best amazing author who wrote an amazing book. robyn schneider always writes amazing books. this is by far my favourite book. it is such an amazing story with unexpected twists and turns and an unexpected ending. this is not an ordinary love story. this is even more amazing
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the most influential, emotional, spectacular book This is by far my favourite book. it's about an everyday guy who lost so much, he's just like you and me, he can't do things that mean the world to him so he shuts down. this book connects with me in a way no book has before. it's intriguing, realistic, and beautifully written. it's not an ordinary book where they have a happy ever after which is quite refreshing. it's an amazing read and i highly guest it, mostly to teens and young adults. your only regret will be putting this book down. i wish there was more. robyn schneider is an incredible author and i suggest you read any of her work especially this book. suggested to john green fans
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fun read. This book was good. It was an easy read & the story was easy to follow. I liked it :)
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! I really enjoyed this book, thought it was a great coming of age story with some humor aspects
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quick & Easy Read The Beginning of Everything was a good story to read and follow along with, although this story does share some similarities to John Green's Paper Towns. I would still recommend everyone give it a read!
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good. The characters were so easy to fall in love with. Although some parts of the story weren't as great, the ending was bittersweet. Overall, a worthy read.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't love it I was looking so forward to reading this novel and unfortunately I didn't love it. I couldn't get into the story and I abandoned this book which is something I don't often do. Maybe it's aimed towards a younger audience because the story line does sound intriguing.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favourite book had a great start and an even better ending
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not The Usual Love Story I liked the book because of the ending, it wasn't the usual love story where to boy and girl end up together which was refreshing to read
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I really liked it! I found it way better than any John Green book I've read, it was really good.
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourite books I loved this book. It's a big mix of romance, mystery, and tragedy. And you can't forget the good quotes! ****if you loved Paper Towns or Looking for Alaska read this book!***
Date published: 2015-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A New Classic The best modern coming of age story yet!
Date published: 2015-04-11

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“It’s an endearing book filled with similarly touching little moments and plenty of snappy dialogue.”