November 10, 2016

Girl Against the Universe by @pstokesbooks #BookReview

 
Maguire is bad luck.

No matter how many charms she buys off the internet or good luck rituals she performs each morning, horrible things happen when Maguire is around. Like that time the rollercoaster jumped off its tracks. Or the time the house next door caught on fire. Or that time her brother, father, and uncle were all killed in a car crash—and Maguire walked away with barely a scratch.

It’s safest for Maguire to hide out in her room, where she can cause less damage and avoid meeting new people who she could hurt. But then she meets Jordy, an aspiring tennis star. Jordy is confident, talented, and lucky, and he’s convinced he can help Maguire break her unlucky streak. Maguire knows that the best thing she can do for Jordy is to stay away. But it turns out staying away is harder than she thought.

From author Paula Stokes comes a funny and poignant novel about accepting the past, embracing the future, and learning to make your own luck.





Paula Stokes writes stories about flawed characters with good hearts who sometimes make bad decisions. In addition to writing, she enjoys kayaking, hiking, reading, and seeking out new adventures in faraway lands. Paula is also the author of The Art of Lainey. She loves interacting with readers.


I am all over the place when it comes to contemporary but with one I was sucked in from the very first chapters.  This is a book about how to deal with the loss of family as well as what to do when it seems that the world is out to get you and those around you.  The MC in this one redraws from the world for the most part. Blaming herself for the events that happen to those around her.  

I do want to say one major thing. The author did a wonderful job with this topic.  She really makes you understand what the MC is going through mentally, she makes you feel what the MC feels.  This book had had a little mystery, romance, and a heartfelt story. 

I loved being on Maguire's journey of figuring out that life can go on and that she wasn't to blame for the events that have happened.  That you can't just redraw from the world when bad things happen.  I found that out back in 09' when I tried to commit suicide. Im glad that Maguire got the help that she needed.  If you are feeling like she did or like I did you should always seek help! 

I love how strong the MC was. She might have with drawn from really living but she did it to keep those around her safe.  This makes her such a great, strong, character!  

The romance in this book is the kind that makes you all warm and fuzzy to rip your heart out of your chest. To just put it back.  The author did a great job with this aspect as well.  

This is the first book via this author that I've read but I am so looking forward to picking up more from her!  












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