Monday, August 26, 2013
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider has also been published with the title: Severed Heads, Broken Hearts. Ezra Faulkner (amazing last name ;-)) is the Junior class president, popular, and athletic until one night at a party he discovers his girlfriend cheating on him. Upset and wanting to escape, Ezra climbs into his Z3 BMW to leave; however, Ezra is struck by a drunk driver ending up in an accident that will not only haunt him forever but an accident that begins… everything.
Now going back to school Ezra is no longer athletic, the accident basically rendered his knee useless for an athlete (he can still walk). Becoming the brooding vampire (he is not a vampire but is described as one since he hasn’t been out in months and he wears black a lot now…) Ezra sparks back to life an old friendship. Out of this come new and exciting friendships. What ensues is Ezra discovering that he isn’t part of the masses, but an intricate detail in the greater whole. He also contemplates that everyone has a decided tragedy that shapes the rest of their life. What Ezra doesn’t realize is that sometimes we suffer through multiple life changing tragedies. He learns that sometimes when we are down we get kicked, that true love doesn’t always work out, six degrees of separation is not always a good thing and finally that he has the power to live his life how he pleases, so long as he wishes to live. There are too many twists and turns, some are easy to figure out, others not so much. I wouldn’t be able to do this book justice; however, I really did like this novel. At first it reminded me of The Sea of Tranquility, but that book was just too boss to compete with this one. A definite coming of age romance and life story.