Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Review: Every Little Thing in the World by Nina De Gramont
I know this may sound strange, but I love reading books that contain teen pregnancy. Some people say this topic is overdone and partially clichéd, but in my opinion each story presented the author takes this topic and turns it into a story that's all its own. Further more, this is exactly what happens with Every Little Thing In The World.
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. I enjoyed how most of the story took place in Canada's wilderness and how I always felt like I was right there with the characters because of Nina's great descriptions that were never too little or too overdone. With saying that, Nina's writing was also pretty great and I'm excited to see what other stories she brings to us over the next few years.
In all, Every Little Thing in the World is a definite must read even with the few flaws it does have!
Every Little Thing in the World will be released March 24, 2010!
Source of book: Author. Thanks, Nina!