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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Who could possibly anticipate that things might get wet on a canoe trip? I liked the two characters, Sydney and Natalia, because they were gamont 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.
The lessons in self sufficiency and survival should help her learn to be more responsible and think through her actions.
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Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! Oh no, well, technically she already was in the first place. Quotes from Every Little Thin She is sooo good at kept secrets from everyone.
May 21, Diana Dang rated it it was amazing. The narrator exuded a realness that added to her likeability, I appreciated how at times she had more flaws than strengths.
Sid’s group paddles around one lake for a month, but portages repeatedly. You are in danger. Every little thing counts, every decision changes our path, and we just have to keep moving forward.
Sydney insists all through the little that she wants an abortion, but she doesn’t really do anything about it. Sydney’s situation is one that looms over many readers, and they’ll both be moved by her experience and enlightened by her reflections as she struggles to make a decision. Then there was her trying to influence Sidney on the big decision.
What is she going to do??? First of all, de Gramont is a beautiful writer, really skilled with using language. Jun 24, Rebecca McNutt rated it liked it Shelves: If so many women have to deal with a pregnancy and the option to abort it, why do it anyway? Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
This is something that I think shows the skill of a truly phenomenal writer. Sid grows to respect her, but both counselors deserves nothing but utter contempt. My greatest concern for those reading this is that it makes underage drinking and other questionable behaviors seem normal. De Gramont avoids easy stereotypes and creates real human beings.
Sydney’s complex relationships with her single mother and idealistic but distant father ninz authentic and poignant. The male counselor speaks to no one. 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.
And to be honest, I enjoyed it for the first few chapters. I understand that it is a women’s choice, and a women’s choice alone, but it’s just something I wouldn’t myself choose to do.
But at the same time I hated it with a passion because of some of the things that happen.
Besides creating an authentic main character, Gramont also did a phenomenal job on supporting characters and their relationship with Sydney. It was fun after all that caused her all the grief she dealt with. I didn’t like the book because it was so focused on these problems and the plot seemed more like a background for Sydney’s consideration of her pregnancy and relationships.
I know I am an old woman and a prude but really – 14 year old girls need to read about sex, pregancy, sex, sex, worlld, abortions and more sex? I enjoyed it quite all right and I was never bored enough not to finish it. There were many more philosophical thoughts and evaluations of life that weren’t present in live-for-the-moment times earlier.
I’m not someone who believes in abortion, although I used to think it wasn’t a big deal. This book is about gramong year old Sydney Biggs. Want to Read saving…. Read this for a beautiful and amazing in-depth look into teenage interaction and decision-making. Over the course of the summer, Sydney must decide what to do about the baby, whether it means losing her best friend or her future.
So often, the issue is avoided ala Party of Five with Julia’s miscarriage, or by having the character find the right adoption plan.
Nina lives with her husband and daughter in coastal North Carolina. After much ridiculing and scoffing at this book, I can say that I have been firmly put in my place about joking about a book before I have read it.