Saturday, 21 June 2014

Review: The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

The Premise: The story follows the protagonist Ezra Faulkner, the "golden" boy of his highschool that has everything going for him. His friends, his beautiful girlfriend Charlotte and his tennis career. His life seems perfect.. until an accident one night that changes everything. The accident shapes his life in a way where everything he had going for him is now lost to him. But he is reunited with an old childhood friend Toby and meets an intriguing girl, Cassidy. He tries to figure out who he is with new friends, new love and an overall new outlook on life.

My overall thoughts and review: I've had this book for quite some time now on my shelf but I only got around to reading it recently because it has gotten a lot of hype recently. I also heard that there were some Harry Potter and Doctor Who puns - so I thought now was a good time as any to read it. To begin with, let me just say, I am a huge fan of that 1920s era and the authors that come from that time period, so the fact that the main protagonist's name is Ezra Faulkner.. well that is just amazing! (Though those two: Ezra Pound and William Faulkner are not exactly my favorites, I can live with it and it is a nod to that time period - so I approve!) I really liked Ezra as a main protagonist and he was hilarious to read from, I loved his sarcasm. I also really loved the character of Toby, his bestfriend. Overall, it was a really good contemporary read that did not focus so heavily on the love relationships (which I really appreciate) and it came down to more about who Ezra was after the accident and who his true friends were. I can't say much without spoiling it, but I think if you are a fan of a contemporary coming of age story, then I recommend you give this a whirl! :D

Rating of the book: 3.5-4/5 stars.

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