Ezra Faulkner was supposed to be homecoming king, but that was before – before his girlfriend cheated on him, before a car accident shattered his leg, and before he fell in love with new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Robyn Schneider’s The Beginning of Everything is lyrical, witty, hilarious, 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.
Did you like the book? Let’s discuss!
1. With regards to SLO NightReaders, we know that the majority of us is not in the “young adult” age group anymore. (Don’t worry! We won’t tell! Ahem…) Earlier this month, Internet world was caught up in a heated debate about whether YA books are appropriate for grown ups, or whether once you’re out of your teens they can only dumb you down. What do you think? Do you read YA? Why? Why not?
2. How does the title The Beginning of Everything relate to the themes of the book?
3. Fitting in is one of the main themes of this book. We all know how important it seemed to fit in when we were in high school. How important is it to you now? What changed? What stayed the same?
4. Why do you think Ezra finds himself drawn to Cassidy? What do you think their interaction would look like if the car accident had never happened?
5. Where do you think Ezra will be 20 years from now? Cassidy? Toby?
THE FIRST ONE TO COMMENT WILL WIN A BOOK BY SLO NIGHTWRITER EVELYN COLE!
Thank you for reading and don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the July book reveal!