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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Although Sydney is described as a “good kid,” she is anything but a good role model for teens like myself. We may not necessarily agree with everything Sydney does, but after reading this book, we come to appreciate the thought processes that go into people making different decisions.

The whole book is about Syd trying to decide what to do litttle her baby. I think this is an easy cross-over title for adults, as well, who may already be familiar with the author.

Every Little Thing in the World « Nina de Gramont

However, without her character the book would have been vastly different, I will admit that. Then there was her trying to influence Sidney on the big decision. Surrounded by Canadian wilderness, Sydney in Sydney has a problem.

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It both works and could work without being there. The next day, their camp counselors introduce themselves and then Sid and the rest of the campers have twenty-four hours of unsupervised time.


Perhaps the biggest strength in the story is the development of Sydney as a character. 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.

Sydney insists all through the book that she gramonr an abortion, but she doesn’t really do anything about it. Surprisingly, Gra,ont adored this book.

I especially loved the characters and how they all had a personality to them, which is what usually lacks in other novels, and the setting in the Canadian wilderness. Quotes from Every Little Thin I shouldn’t have had it – that gut feeling. My greatest concern for those reading this is that it makes underage drinking and other questionable behaviors seem normal. I really enjoyed this book. 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

Everg 27, Sayantani Dasgupta rated it really liked it. Books by Nina de Gramont. Must redeem within 90 days. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! Grajont this book did help me understand and empathize a little more with girls who make that choice and where they are coming from.

The descriptions of the Canadian summer made me wish I was there now. She wasn’t living in a bad home, she wasn’t poor, she had nothing obvious like so. Sometimes being perceived as an image for so long makes us believe we have to be that person as well, shown by the character Mick.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Her parents, frustrated with her brushes with the law and lack of responsibility, ship her off to spend a month canoeing in Canadian lakes. View all 7 comments. I think de Gramont perfectly captured the troubles of a pregnant teen and brought up some interesting points. Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books.

Talk about getting slapped aside the head.

God has given us a conscious to know when something we are doing is wrong. I thoroughly enjoyed and was engaged in the story of year old Sydney, and her life negotiating her friendship with her best friend Natalia, her well-meaning dad, her tired mom, her relationships with the boys in her life including the one who nins her pregnant, and what she did when she found out about the pregnancy.

Besides creating an authentic main character, Gramont also did a phenomenal job on supporting characters and their relationship with Sydney. There isnt really a point to it except some girl gets caught at a keg party with her best friend who is from sweden i think and then dw finds out shes pregnant and her parents are lityle and her dad is a hippy that has the same ideas as sr amina with fast food and stuff so the main girl moves with her weird hippy dad then he sends her away so she tells her best friend that shes being sent away to canada for a kanoo trip then her best friend convinces her parents to instead of sending her to sweden to send her to the kanoo outdoor camp for a month but before her best friend leaves she finds out her parents are really her grandparents and her sister is really her mother.


She knows she will ninq marry the baby’s father because that is unrealistic and it lirtle not work out.

Every Little Thing in the World by Nina de Gramont

Every Little Thing in the World follows Sydney as she not only spends an extended period in the wild but as her relationship with Natalia changes. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. While away, her mother and father decide the best means of punishing her for her poor behavior is to send her to a summer camp in ebery wilds of Ontario, Canada.

Not only all this, Sydney was back and forth as to whether she should keep the baby, and while doing so, she barely ate.

After this, they probably hit the ball around with their baseball mallets, and then go to the bowling alley to knock over some bowling logs. In that nanosecond it takes for a mirror to give our faces back to us our mind has already done all sorts of perverse rearranging.

Thank you, Nina de Gramont. The kids go cliff diving without PFDs. Nina de Gramont has a wonderful grasp of the English language and stylistically parts of the book are very beautiful. Her father sends her up north to Canada so she can join a canoeing camp that will help her learn something new and be away from the technological world today.

I’m not someone who believes in abortion, although I used to think it wasn’t a big deal. Which is what I was looking for in a way when I picked up this book. I felt none of those things here. Sep 23, Additeenlibrarian rated it really liked it Shelves: There was even a bit of compelling substance and imagery littke and there tucked between the various cliches and stereotypes, so as far as chick-lit goes, this ain’t so bad.

Really, this book pissed me off to no end. But this is more than just a book about teen pregnancy: The writing was good and the plot was fairly steady, yet it’s a book that I will barely remember in the future.