God I am lost for words.
This is the sort of book that you’ll grow to love and adore and then it’ll leave you somehow broken and yet fulfilled at the same time.
I read this book back in this month because what the hell right? I haven’t read anything from Robyn Schneider but I’ve been eyeing The Beginning of Everything for a long time. So I dove into this book without knowledge of how she writes.
This book is told in alternating POVs of Lane and Sadie, which meant extra points for me because dual POVs are very cool. Haha! Lane and Sadie both have tuberculosis and they’re staying at Latham, which is kind of like a hospital-slash-boarding school for people like them.
I instantly loved their chemistry. The first chapters for both characters really left me craving for more. I loved Lane’s character because he’s really an ideal guy. He’s smart, kind and really has a good sense of humor, not to mention good looking. Well, at least according to Sadie. Sadie’s character kind of reminded me of Alaska Young from John Green’s Looking for Alaska. She comes up as a carefree, smart and kind of rebellious type but really there’s more to her than her strong facade.
The book kinda reminded me of The Fault in Our Stars to be honest, but it’s got a different kind of caliber. Along the pages, I occasionally pick up life lessons which makes me want to highlight every single word of the book.
This gave me a great emotional experience. Hahaha! I got to laugh and gush and yes, cry. It’s been a long time since I last cried so hard because of a book. And well, that was TFiOS which I read back in 2012. I loved every single thing about this.
TL;DR I love this book to pieces and I’d definitely recommend this book!