Waiting on Wendesday (#5): Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes

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Waiting on Wendesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights upcoming releases we can’t wait to read.

This week I am eagerly anticipating:

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Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes

Publisher: Harper Teen

Publication Date: May 17th, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

Why am I waiting for this book?

This book sounds so appealing. Since I really like ya contemporary, I couln’t help but notice it. I’ve heard great things about Stokes’ debut novel, The Art of Lainey, which makes me want to check this author out even more.

Author Website * Amazon UK * Amazon US * Goodreads * The Book Depository

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20 thoughts on “Waiting on Wendesday (#5): Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes

  1. ooooh, I like this one! I’ve seen it recced over the last couple of weeks, so people are definitely taking note of its goodness. Thanks for coming by mine earlier.

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