Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Review: Every Little Thing in the World by Nina De Gramont

Summary:
A teenager. A pregnancy. A familiar story. NOT
When sixteen-year-old Sydney Biggs’s pregnancy test shows the tell tale plus sign, she confides in only her best friend Natalia, and Natalia promptly “borrows” her mother’s car so Sydney can confront the baby’s father. But after the car is reported stolen and police bring the girls home, their parents send them away to wilderness camp as punishment. With six weeks to spend in the wilds of Canada, time is ticking for Sydney, who isn’t sure what she wants to do about the pregnancy. As she befriends her fellow adventuremates and contends with Natalia’s adamant opinions on the choices available, Sydney realizes that making the right choice can mean very different things.
Review:
 
I know this may sound strange, but I love reading books that contain teen pregnancy. Some people say this topic is overdone and partially clich├ęd, 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!

Grade: A+


Every Little Thing in the World will be released March 24, 2010!

Source of book: Author. Thanks, Nina!

15 comments:

  1. I loved your review, Lauren! I featured this book on my "Waiting on Wednesday" post last week because I thought it sounded really good =D I've actually never read a book about a teenage pregnancy before.

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  3. Thanks for the review Lauren! I too like srories on teen pregnancy. I'm not sure why really, I am just drawn to them. I even watched the show 16 and pregnant, lol. I'll have to check this one out!

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  4. Great review! I might have to check this one out! ;)

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  5. This sounds like something I would really enjoy, great review :)

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  7. Wow awesome review! I'll have to move this up in my TBR!!! :)

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  8. Great review! I haven't found a teen pregnancy book that I really liked yet. I'll probably check this one out!

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  9. I love the cover of this one, and I'm thrilled the inside's just as great!

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  10. Excellent review! This book sounds really familiar... I haven't read it but I might have heard of it before.

    Emidy
    from Une Parole

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  11. This sounds like an excellent book, I added it to my wishlist.

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  12. This sounds amazing - I'm definitely going to look out for it!

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  13. Sounds pretty good. I'm adding it to my lsit of books to read.

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  14. I haven't seen this before, and I added it to my wish list based on your review.

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  15. Interesting review. I would have liked to have known what you felt she should have handled differently. =)

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