The Beginning Of Everything by Robyn SchneiderThe Beginning Of Everything by Robyn Schneider

The Beginning Of Everything

byRobyn Schneider

Paperback | July 29, 2014

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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.

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.
Title:The Beginning Of EverythingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:July 29, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I cried and so will you! You are taken on a rollercoaster. You fall in love with the characters and relate to them even if your situations in life are very different. Schneider explores the human condition in the best way possible. Would read it again and again.
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light & Easy read This was really enjoyable and a nice, light read - very well written. I loved the characters and could easily build a connection with them. You may shed a few tears but overall it gave me really happy vibes.
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A light, easy read I flew through this book as it is very easy to read. The plot itself reminded me of watching a classic teen comedy - nothing life changing or spectacular, but it had its moments. In agreement to some other comments, the characters can be a little obnoxious at times - especially when they're searching for meaning when there is none. Not sure if I'd go out of my way to recommend this to anyone, but it was an enjoyable YA read.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great read The book hit all emotions and can be relatable for many people.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from fell flat for me I don't think this was a particularly bad book... But I didn't really like it. I thought it was very flat and all the characters were annoying and shallow. There were also a lot of characters with nothing really making them stand out from each other, so I really only knew who about 4 of the people were. I didn't mind the writing, and over all it was an easy book to get through. I didn't feel like a chore or anything to read it. It just was very bland. It just fell flat for me, is all :(
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hits you in the feels! This book was filled with laughter and tears. I loved it! The ending was amazing and overall I loved the story and characters.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read! This book made me laugh and cry. I could not put it down. Did not expect the ending to connect everything like that!
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved! I've read this book at least 5 times and I never get tired of it
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed Bought this since the description for the book called out to me (for lovers of John Green, Catcher in the Rye, Perks of Being a Wallflower, etc.) but it was a boring read. The characters are decent, ordinary making me passive and uninterested in their story. It is a light read but I could not get myself to finish the book.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this! Such a good read with some really good plot twists. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this! Such a good read with some really good plot twists. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ALL TIME FAVOURITE I have read this book over and over again, it is one of those reads you can never get tired of.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Simple An easy read and common plot but still enjoyable
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reaches Out To Teens or Younger This was my favourite book when I was 14, I thought it was the best piece of writing out there because of how much I related to it. Now three years later, I think it was trying too hard to be this metaphorical, thought-provoking and poetic masterpiece of a coming-of-age story. But I still think it's a decent read, Ezra's is quite likeable in my opinion.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh This book was okay, but the ending did not give me enough closure.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from a subpar rendition of looking for alaska i think the author has potential, she just tried to be way too pretentious with this book. the main characters are crap but the side characters are ok. good ideas, bad execution. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun read Made for a nice quick read
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adore this book! Amazing story. Very well written and hits your emotions hard. Absolutly adore this book. 5 stars
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing A great story, well written and gets to your emotions. You just feel so much for the characters. If you're a fan of John Green you need to read this.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from SMH Talk about getting kicked while you're down. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good. This book really reached me, as the characters developed well along with the plot. Truly heartbreaking, do not read if you want a happy ending.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from pretty good Nothing amazing, although, robyn schneider in my opinion is a great writer. The book had a typical plot with a twist of an ending. if youre someone who loves to read I would recommend, other than that I would tell you to pass.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nothing exceptional A good easy beach read. Cute, but typically characters and story line. Definitely not in my top 10 but I wasn't disappointed that I read it.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I bought this book a while ago. When I finally had chance to read it, I was fascinated by Ezra world. I really enjoy the book but the end was a little bit disappointing in my opinion.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Nice Book Was gifted this as a present. Enjoyed the book. It was a good read. Interesting characters, set in high school. A good September read.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book Kids of all ages will relate and appreciate this title.
Date published: 2017-01-27
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

Editorial Reviews

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