The Beginning of Everything

BeginningOfEverything

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider (2013)

I pictured her tragically; it never once occurred to me to picture her as the tragedy.

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 life.

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? (Author’s website)

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  1. This was a great read. There is a shocking event that is described in the first chapter that I thought was not essential to the overall story. I liked the realistic romance and interesting dialogue between the characters. There is a twist that connects the characters in a way no one could predict. This book is a real roaster coaster ride of emotions.

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