Schneider s subtlety, combined with themes about learning to live life fully, makes this an easy recommendation for those seeking titles similar in premise to John Green s The Fault in Our Stars. --School Library Journal" Balancing the hope of new beginnings against the uncertain fates of victims, it s a novel that should prompt thoughtful discussions. --Publishers Weekly" Clever banter, self-deprecating humor and the distinctive characters ensure that this captivating book about life, death, fear, and second chances will fly off the shelves. --Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)" The perfect read-next for fans of the sick-lit trend and readers looking for a tear-stained romance.--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books" Fans of John Green s blockbuster The Fault in Our Stars who are eager for more ofthat kind of story will likely be satisfied. --Booklist" Praise for THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING: Smart writing and a compelling narrator raise this book above ordinary depictions of high school drama. Efficient use of language, evocative descriptions and subtle turns of phrase make reading and rereading this novel a delight. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)" This thought-provoking novel about smart kids doing interesting things will resonate with theJohn Green contingent, as it is tinged with sadness, high jinks, wry humor, and philosophical pondering in equal measures. --Booklist (starred review)" Schneider shows remarkable skill at getting inside her narrator s head as his life swings between disaster and recovery. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)" Robyn Schneider can write. --New York Times Book Review" This is a wonderfully told story. The dialogue moves the plot along at a fast pace, and Ezra, with all his flaws, is a character to whom readers can relate. Teens won t want to put this one down. --School Library Journal" THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING is a tragic romance of the best kind that leaves the reader feeling as though they are part of the story, and wishing there was more. --Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)"