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Every Little Thing in the World Paperback – April 26, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
Every Little Thing in the World is an emotional, enlightening, and fast paced tale of one girl's choice between what's right and wrong when it comes to her pregnancy and her.
Sydney was a character that was easy to like from the beginning because while she had a big problem that none of you teens out there will hopefully have to face during your high school years, she also had others that were easy to relate to. Also, you could feel her frustration on which choice to make- have it or abort it?- and the different opinions that came from her friends on the situation, leaving you to constantly cheer for to come out doing what she wanted to do in the end. And while I do feel that she could have handled some of the situations differently, I still admire her for doing what was right for her in the end, not leaving others to influence her decision. Natalia, Syd's best friend, was a character that just surprised me ( usually not in a good way) throughout and while I'm dying to say more on this, I don't want to give too much about the story away. I did like the secondary characters, though, because I enjoyed how Nina had them each come from a different and diverse background that made them stand out in their own unique way.
As said briefly above, the plot was just plain addicting, leaving me to finish this book in less then two days which is pretty good considering the loads of homework that usually dictate most of my time.Read more ›
This introspective novel explores Sydney's life and her relationships, with her parents, her best friend, her romantic encounters, and her own demons. Gramont focuses on Sydney's slow personal growth, and the unexplainable yet magnetic dynamics between her protagonist and the supporting characters. It's in Sydney's interactions and unexpected strong connections to the most unlikely people in her group that force her to own up to her mistakes and take responsibility for her actions. Every Little Thing in the World is a novel about possibilities, connections, and the power of redemption.
Cover Comments: I like the bright colors of this cover, and the look on the girl's face--full of bliss. The water looks really cool, and makes this cover look really active.
It's been a while since I've read a YA book that gives such insight into human and teenage nature. Sydney's voice never feels forced, despite the astonishing range of observations she provides us, many of which are things we could only dream of having learned as a teen. The tensions she experiences in her relationships with the important people in her life are perfectly written and balanced.
In this sense, then, EVERY LITTLE THING IN THE WORLD is so much more than a story about teen pregnancy: as Sydney canoes through the Canadian wilderness, she learns about friendship, lust, unrequited crushes, parents, and what really matters to her. This book doesn't try to present a moral; rather, it's an exploration into one teenager's mind. We may not necessarily agree with everything Sydney does, but after reading this book, we come to appreciate the thought processes that go into people making different decisions.
EVERY LITTLE THING IN THE WORLD is so much more than it appears to be upon first glance. Read this for a beautiful and amazing in-depth look into teenage interaction and decision-making.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
very Little Thing in the World was a highly original and enthralling novel by Nina de Gramont. Teen pregnancy is considered a clichéd topic in YA by some, but to me each... Read morePublished on July 10, 2011 by The Book Scout
Sydney Biggs is sixteen and somewhat of a rebel. After she and her best friend, Natalia, sneak out to a party one night, her mother ships her off to her father for the summer so... Read morePublished on August 19, 2010 by TeensReadToo
This was a really pointless story in my opinion. I just don't understand why read something that has no resolution whatsoever. Read morePublished on August 16, 2010 by Sab H.
Oh, I had such high hopes for this book! de Gramont's Gossip of the Starlings received a lot of press, and I was excited to see that Every Little Thing in the World was a YA book... Read morePublished on July 26, 2010 by Tina Says
A couple years ago, I was enchanted by the cover and description of a book called Gossip of the Starlings by Nina de Gramont and purchased it. Read morePublished on June 12, 2010 by Kelly Jensen (STACKED Books blog)
A lovely story written with such detail that I have clear mental pictures of all the characters and settings. I genuinely cared about the characters. Highly recommended.Published on May 4, 2010 by M. S.
When I finally sat down to read this book I couldn't stop. I had to read it straight through. The author has an amazing knack for remembering exactly how it feels to be a teenager. Read morePublished on April 18, 2010 by N.V.