The Beginning of Everything

By Robyn Schneider

The Beginning of Everything

Ezra Faulkner gets hurt in a car accident and shatters his knee. He can't play tennis ever again and he has had a hard time accepting that, but a new girl shows up at school. He sits behind her in class and talks to her a few times. He starts to like her and asks her out. They are supposed to go to prom together, but she doesn't answer and goes missing....

Type of Conflict: man vs. society

The people that Ezra used to play tennis with always makes fun of him because he can't play anymore. Every day at lunch they stare him down and always say something to him about the people he hangs out with now.

Favorite quotes

"Not all nice things have happy endings."

"I still think that everyone's life, no matter how unremarkable, has a singular tragic encounter of her which everything that really matters will happen."

"Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss."

"I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and that is the beginning of everything."


The theme of The Beginning of Everything is Love.

Quote about the conflict

page 205; "Life is a tragedy - You know how they categorize shakespeare's plays, right? If it ends with a wedding, it's a comedy. And if it ends with a funeral, it's a tragedy. And this isn't a wedding."


"Just keep swimming no matter how hard the current." -Ava

Author of Beginning of Everything

The author : Robyn Schneider
Daughtry- Waiting for Superman lyrics