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Every Little Thing in the World. Nina de Gramont, Author. S&S/Atheneum $ (p) ISBN I wish I could say that about Nina de Gramont’s book, Every Little Thing in the World, but I can’t. This book, about a teenage girl dealing with her. Every Little Thing in the World. Deborah Stevenson. de Gramont, Nina. Every Little Thing in the World. Atheneum, [p]. ISBN $

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Here are these teenagers playing like adults and yet she still sees herself as a baby. Once I finished it I couldn’t believe it was for 14 years and up. Wrld 13, Kelly rated it really liked it Shelves: We wworld the newest creatures on Earth, with nothing to do but move forward into the world, starting fresh. As Sydney calls Natalia to break this news to her, Natalia lets Sydney know that she, too, will be joining her.

In that nanosecond it takes for a mirror to give our faces thig to us our mind has already done all sorts of perverse rearranging. Uh oh, poor year-old Sydney got herself knocked up Every single character in this book was unlikable except the dog and maybe the stepmother.

Creative, realistic, and rapturing, Every Little Thing in the World is a must-read! There were many more philosophical thoughts and evaluations of life that weren’t present in live-for-the-moment times earlier.

Every Little Thing in the World by Nina de Gramont

I also got a good kick out of waiting for the author to just come right out with it — come on, come on, whoop, there it is. Sid almost drowns because her camp counselors encourage her to slide down a stream leading to a waterfall without a PFD.

But this book did help me understand and empathize a little more with girls who make that choice and where they are coming from. She should be told that you can fit beers and boys into a canoe, and still have room for the rest of your camping supplies. This is a wonderful story about a huge decision that a young girl has to make. But that is the point of reading: The lake is always calm, “rowing” is always easy. The bible says that we are fearfully and wonderfully made Found in Psalms.


There were times when she thought she would keep it, and there were times when she thought she would abort it I thought this was a really great book.

As the story progressed and as tensions rose between her and Natalia, I found myself really caring about Sydney and about what she was going to do about the pregnancy. I’m not someone who believes in abortion, although I used to think it wasn’t a big deal. I just don’t understand why read something that has no resolution whatsoever. Although I found Gossip of the Starlings a let down, I think de Gramont has found her voice in young adult fiction.

When I first saw the cover and heard the jacket blip of this book, I instantly made fun of it. This was, of course, a big deal since I am not a book buyer. A couple years ago, I was enchanted by the cover and description of a book called Gossip of the Starlings by Nina de Gramont and purchased it.

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I really enjoyed this book. She and her friends have no qualms about drinking, partying, and “borrowing cars,” but maybe that’s the point. And Sydney does plenty of thinking, even after Natalia finagles her way onto the wilderness trip, which comes with some physical and emotional highs and lows. Apr 11, Caroline rated it it was amazing. All of the characters in the story were great and I liked the ending. Open Preview See a Problem? Lists with This Book. My problem was the fact that Sydeny didn’t change.


Talk about getting slapped aside the head. I thought this was a really great book. But after the car is reported stolen and police bring the girls home, their parents send them jn to wilderness camp as punishment.

While the story itself is not the most unique or necessarily the most well developed — a number of jumps in time and in plot, particularly near the end of the story, were not cohesive with the pacing — the writing worlc excellent.

By the end, I actually started to have a little respect for Thinf. Although Sydney is described as a “good kid,” she is anything but a good role model for teens like myself. It made be uncomfortable to read some of the book too due to contradictions of my beliefs.

Every Little Thing in the World « Nina de Gramont

Although they were pretty typical–the pretty boy celebrity, the hot best friend, the badass, and even the main character who was the pretty average girl, they all had another side to them that went beyond their stereotypes. The writing was good and the plot was fairly steady, yet it’s a book that I will barely remember in the future. I was actually pretty excited to read this one.

Jul 29, Kezia rated it liked it. Perhaps the biggest strength in the story is the development of Sydney as a character.