This week's book is The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider, which sounds pretty darn good to me:
Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for theme"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 mete"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? 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.
For a chance to win a copy of an Advanced Reader Copy of this book (which has 2 people waiting for it already), tell me about an event, big or small, that sent your life in a new direction.
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2013. Be sure to leave a name with your entry, and check back to see if
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