Recently Read #5: The Beginning of Everything

The Beginning of Everything

The Beginning of Everything, Robyn Schneider [x]

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, fiercely intelligent, and determined to bring Ezra along on her endless adventures.

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 and everything after it has mattered quite a bit, what happens when more misfortune strikes?

Last book I read in 2014 and let me tell you, it wasn’t my favorite. You’re starting to know me now so you should know that when a book gets a lot of attention, I’m getting curious and like to have my own opinion on the subject.

The Beginning of Everything, written by Robyn Schneider, got a lot of hype on social networks as its author is herself a vlogger which makes her online presence quite active.

To be honest I had quite a hard time choosing a new book to read after Me Before You. It was such an intense read that I couldn’t move on easily to another story. I even dropped a book before starting this one. Once I settled on The Beginning of Everything, I finally got eager to start the book (well I was a little late to the party but who cares), and I must say it started very well. The first chapter was punchy and I got hooked real fast. But then to my disappointment it fell flat as fast. Nothing really interesting was happening and I was then constantly waiting for some “big thing” to happen so I could finally understand what people saw in this book. My expectations weren’t met and while it wasn’t that terrible, it wasn’t an exciting read either. I don’t know if I’ll read Robyn’s next book, but surely I can give her another chance when it’s out.

Have you read it? What was it you liked or disliked about it?

3/5 stars