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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She didn’t end up telling her mom that she was pregnant had wanted the abortion until the moment she was in the hospital during a rescue of the camp.

Every Little Thing in the World by Nina de Gramont

First of all, de Gramont is a beautiful writer, really skilled with using language. In her first novel for teens, de Gramont ably captures Sydney’s reflective journey from a passive girl to a young woman ready to make the biggest decision of her life.

The baby is newer than her, who has no power over its self; it should have a chance to start a new. The female counselor becomes frustrated and screams, “Boys in the back, girls in the tihng

I think de Gramont perfectly captured the troubles of a pregnant teen and brought up some interesting points. I didn’t find it predictable and Sydney’s decision surprised me. Every little thing counts, every decision changes our path, and we just have to keep moving forward.

The bible says that we are fearfully and wonderfully made Found in Psalms. The campers get drunk in full view of the counselors. Although I found Gossip of the Starlings a let down, I think inna Gramont has found her voice in young adult fiction.


EVERY LITTLE THING IN THE WORLD by Nina de Gramont | Kirkus Reviews

Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! Sydney figures that’s just a small blip in her plans that still gives her time for a first-trimester abortion upon her return, if she can amass the money, but the journey becomes much more than a simple diversion.

I liked how Tuing grew a lot from beginning to end of the book but none of it was cheesy or rushed. Sydney’s complex relationships with her single mother and idealistic but distant father are authentic and poignant.

They presumably portage with a full cooler. The only problem is that Sydney is pregnant, and she needs to decide whether she wants an abortion or not within a very short period of time. View Full Version of PW. The next day, their camp counselors introduce themselves and then Sid and the rest of the campers have twenty-four hours of unsupervised time.

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Here are these teenagers playing like adults and yet she still sees herself as a baby. Overall, an empty summer read that you can enjoy if you’re bored and don’t expect anything at all. I may have physically punched it after reading the ending. Flaws are pointed out as well as the greater aspects for each character.


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. When Sydney’s best friend Natalia steals her mother’s car to take Sydney to confront the evefy, the girls are caught, and Sydney’s father signs Sydney up for a one-month canoe trip to help her rethink her life’s direction.

She is sooo good at kept secrets from everyone.

I thought Syd would do the right thing. I really enjoyed this book because it was fast paced and easy to follow.

Oct 27, Julia rated it liked it Shelves: Once she had had the abortion, although I still believed it to be wrong, she seemed to really, really truly mature by that point. After she has an abortion the author writes; “We were like babies, safe somehow in the forest. Talk about getting slapped aside the head.

Oct 06, Heidi rated it did not like it. I liked the two characters, Sydney and Natalia, because they were similar but they also acted as character foils and, in the end, I liked that they accepted each other’s friendship even though they were both changed people. Sydney obsesses over what to do about her pregnancy and her relationship with her best friend, Natalia.