Move over, vampire boyfriends! Check yourself, dystopian dramas! The big exciting thing in YA lit today is a lovely, funny break from the bleak and bloody stuff we've been reading lately: our EXCLUSIVE cover reveal for Robyn Schneider's "The Beginning of Everything." Because sometimes, y'all, you need to put down the end-of-the-world stuff and just enjoy a sunny yellow novel with a rollercoaster motif. Wheee!
This is the author's first turn as a writer for teens, but she's 100 percent plugged in to all the loves of the young literati: Robyn is a pro vlogger and proud radio commentator for Doctor Who Online, and she's super-fun and funny. And in her YA debut, she tackles a story in which a devastating accident sends a young tennis star on a surprising new path—one full of old friends, new love and a peculiarly intimate acquaintance with hospital food.
And just in case you need another reason to add this one to your to-read list: writer Sarah Mlynowski declares on the book's cover that "I have no doubt that girls everywhere are going to fall madly, deeply, hopelessly in love with [protagonist] Ezra Faulkner." (Or in other words: Maybe it's time to expand your list of literary crushes to include somebody other than Augustus Waters. Diversity!)
We've got your exclusive first peek at the book's cover right here, so check it out and then mark your calendar: "The Beginning of Everything" makes its bookstore debut on August 27.
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