Waiting on Wednesday: The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

The Beginning of Everything by Robin Schneider

Expected Release Date: August 27, 2013

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? 

Robyn Schneider’s The Beginning of Everything is a lyrical, witty, and heart-wrenching novel about how difficult it is to play the part that people expect, and how new beginnings can stem from abrupt and tragic endings.

(summary via Goodreads)

This one looks like a solid YA read.  I love that we get a male POV in a contemporary story (they’re out there, but certainly much more rare than the female narrators), and I think this one looks like it’s  going to be equal parts funny, sweet, and maybe a little sad.

Definitely a great end of summer read.

What are you waiting on this week?

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4 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

  1. This does look fantastic. I keep remembering the original title/cover but this cover pops too. And, true, the male POV is a plus. Great pick- hope you love it!

    • Clementine Bojangles says:

      Haha, okay. I kept feeling like the book’s summary was really familiar to me, and now I know why. It was previously entitled “Severed Heads, Broken Hearts,” and I featured it in a WoW post a while back. How embarrassing.

      And while this cover is good, I prefer the old one.

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