August 6, 2010

Every Little Thing in the World - Nina de Gramont

Every Little Thing in the WorldYoung Adult
Pages: 288
Publisher: Atheneum
Release Date: March 23, 2010

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.
This was a really pointless story in my opinion. I just don't understand why read something that has no resolution whatsoever. I dont know if I'm making any sense, but when I read, I expect to be moved or entertained or scared or have an epiphany moment when everything clicks into place or... something. I felt none of those things here. I don't even know if the book was supposed to be about something or about nothing at all. I'm so confused.

I enjoyed it quite all right and I was never bored enough not to finish it. The characters were very well done and it was very atmospheric for a realistic book, which I really liked. The writing was good and the plot was fairly steady, yet it's a book that I will barely remember in the future. I love the cover though but it doesn't portray the theme of the book, nor does the summary, for that matter.

Overall, an empty summer read that you can enjoy if you're bored and don't expect anything at all.

I would love to hear different opinions from those who've read this!


  1. I agree it was very boring and I knew what she was going to do. Also her friend really annoyed me.

  2. Haha true, I find it odd that some people have loved this one.

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  4. What a bummer. The blurb sounded interesting but after the review I think I will pass on this one.

  5. Hhmm I think I will be skipping this one. I don't like pointless reads no matter how bored I am, lol


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