Girl Against the Universe

Girl Against the Universe

Book - 2017
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From the author of The Art of Lainey and Liars, Inc. comes a fresh, contemporary story about a girl coping with PTSD and the boy who wants to help her move on from the past. Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen or Jenny Han.

Sixteen-year-old Maguire knows the universe is against her. No matter how many charms she buys off the internet or good luck rituals she performs each morning, horrible things happen when she's around. Like that time the roller coaster jumped off its tracks. Or the time her brother, father, and uncle were all killed in a car crash--and Maguire walked away with barely a scratch. Despite what her therapist tells her, Maguire thinks it's best to hide out in her room, far away from anyone she might accidentally hurt. But then she meets Jordy, an aspiring tennis star who wants to help her break her unlucky streak. Maguire knows that the best thing she can do for him is to stay away, but it turns out staying away may be harder than she thought.

Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, 2017.
ISBN: 9780062379979
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Stoke
Characteristics: 379 pages ; 22 cm


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Jul 28, 2018

Maguire has always been bad luck, and she hates it. She blames herself for the injuries and even deaths she thinks she caused just by being alive. So, she finds it best to just stay far away from others so she doesn’t hurt them. In therapy, Maguire meets a famous tennis star named Jordy. At first, Jordy just needed her for his “shrink homework”, but they later on developed a friendship and maybe even more. Maguire really wants it to be more, but she knows that by being around him, she’s going to hurt another loved one and this time, she’s not going to let that happen. This novel had such a creative concept which was the girl with horrible luck. I’ve never read or seen something like that before, so it was really cool to read about it. Jordy and Maguire are both very charming individuals and the novel is well paced. Girl Against the Universe did a really great job with the plot, characters, and ending. Rating:5/5
- @Iron_Rose of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 10, 2016

This book was not only cute, but it gave me a new perspective to look at people with. Even if it looks like you have it all.

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Mar 25, 2017

blue_dog_8329 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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