Girl Against the Universe

Girl Against the Universe

Book - 2016
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Maguire is bad luck. No matter how many charms she buys or good luck rituals she performs, horrible things happen. She spends a lot of time in her room to avoid causing damage. But then she meets Jordy, a talented, lucky, aspiring tennis star. He's convinced he can help Maguire break her unlucky streak; she is convinced the best thing she can do for Jordy is stay away. But it turns out that staying away is harder than she thought. --
Publisher: New York : Harperteen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062379962
Branch Call Number: YAF STOKES, PAULA
Characteristics: 379 pages ; 22 cm


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Sep 22, 2016

A sweet and special book. I absolutely loved Maguire. I struggle with endearing myself to female leads, but Maguire won me over quickly and never lost me. She was the epitome of strength and vulnerability. As she opened herself up to new relationships, she held her own with friendly banter and honesty. Jordy was a great love interest for Maguire. Rather than only being a tower of strength for Maguire to lean on, he also came with his own set of issues to work through. The lack of using miscommunication for story conflict was refreshing. It can be tiresome for a reader when all the H/h need to do is COMMUNICATE! I also like how the author handled Maguire's loss and current family dynamics. Although the book takes place long after her mom is remarried, the relationship growth with her stepfather is beautifully written. Those moments with her stepfather, Tom, are the most emotional to me. Overall, a wonderfully written book chronicling the struggles with guilt, overwhelming fears and moving on after a significant personal loss.

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.

LPL_GraceM Jul 10, 2016

Girl Against the Universe is a refreshing novel that accurately portrays the realities of mental illness. The relationship between Maguire and Jordy is masterfully blended into the plot to create a strong and developed story. You will be captivated by the honesty of this novel and its underlying message. A GREAT read.


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