The Loneliest Girl in the Universe
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Thrillers & Suspense / General
A surprising and gripping sci-fi thriller with a killer twistThe daughter of two astronauts, Romy Silvers is no stranger to life in space. But she never knew how isolating the universe could be until her parents’ tragic deaths left her alone on the Infinity, a spaceship speeding away from Earth. Romy tries to make the best of her lonely situation, but with only brief messages from her therapist on Earth to keep her company, she can’t help but feel like something is missing. It seems like a dream come true when NASA alerts her that another ship, the Eternity, will be joining the Infinity. Romy begins exchanging messages with J, the captain of the Eternity, and their friendship breathes new life into her world. But as the Eternity gets closer, Romy learns there’s more to J’s mission than she could have imagined. And suddenly, there are worse things than being alone….Now nominated as a YALSA Quick Pick!
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"This is one of the books that made me more interested in astronomy. Has some cool science embedded in it that the author makes easy to grasp, and the storyline is very interesting with some cool twists. Definitely love having the main character as a teenager, since it gives a more humane feeling of being in space alone."
"This is one of the books that made me more interested in astronomy. Has some cool science embedded in it that the author makes easy to grasp, and the storyline is very interesting with some cool twists. Definitely love having the main character as a teenager, since it gives a more humane feelings of being in space alone."
"This was SO GOOD. Sci-fi, mystery/thriller, and somehow also a coming of age story all wrapped up in one. The science alone of extended space travel is so cool and (I think) accurate, let alone the actual mystery unfolding on the pages. Definitely recommend for fans of scifi looking to switch up the pace!"
"I picked up this book (age 14) with the expectation that it has an introspective and relateable coming of age story, but by the time I was halfway through it, I was too shocked and disturbed to finish it properly. I am at fault for this as I didn't realize/notice that this was a "sci-fi thriller." With that being said, anyone who's considering reading this book should know that it is an allegorical, cautionary tale about (internet) grooming. And while it admittedly has a unique concept, I am not at liberty to say whether it's a good representation of it. It also contains other serious themes/situations (such as underage drinking and a minor being exposed to p*rn). There's also gore/violence toward the end."