𝒯𝒽𝑒 𝐿𝑜𝓃𝑒𝓁𝒾𝑒𝓈𝓉 𝒢𝒾𝓇𝓁 𝒾𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒰𝓃𝒾𝓋𝑒𝓇𝓈𝑒- (𝐿𝒶𝓊𝓇𝑒𝓃 𝒥𝒶𝓂𝑒𝓈)- 𝑅𝑒𝓋𝒾𝑒𝓌
The loneliest girl in the universe is a book that I read a while ago, but i think that it is worth sharing as it is quite an interesting story. Overall, the book isn’t my favorite book ever. It is sci-fi, which is a genre tent to steer clear of (my sister is the biggest doctor who fan, so I have had my fair share). Yet, their are some elements that I enjoy.
The story goes that, a girl Romy Silvers, was born on a spaceship that is traveling through space to find a new planet, on which can provide a space for new civilization. But, after an accident Romy is the only surviving member left on the craft. Traumatized, Romy lives her daily life on board the ship, where you will see her life living alone.
One day, Romy learns that NASA has sent a faster, higher tech space-ship that will eventually catch up with her and help her complete the mission that was left to her through her parents. Eventually, she comes in contact with the single passenger on board, a boy named J. With this exciting news, bad news comes as well, or should I say no news. Romy starts to lose contact with NASA. She has to find a way to make it to the new planet and overcome past traumas.
I like how this book makes you think. When reading all I could think about was how I would feel if I was in Romy’s shoes. It really messed with me and if this was real, I couldn’t imagine the emotional burden that she would carry.
The book was also a bit rushed, towards the end, as if the Author had to finish everything extremely quickly. I don’t want to spoil anything but I you read it I am sure you will see.
The best bit about this book is probably he character development. Since you get a lot of time with Romy to see what her day-to-day life is like, you get a lot of time to know her,. The book is also in first-person so you know exactly what’s in her head.
The plot line had a few holes in it, and some parts of the story that seem important at the time, but then don’t get brought up again. Also there is a lot at the end that just leaves you questioning, which is what you expect in horror or detective/mystery novels, but not in something like this.
I would say that this book is suitable for people aged 13+ as it does include some themes. I would recommend this to someone who likes realistic fiction but wants to start branching out into sci-fi, action, etc.
This book is not for me, but I don’t regret reading it.
Published in 2017 by Walker Books Ltd.
Author- Lauren James
*Disclaimer- Please remember that what I state in this post is my personal opinion and beliefs. I am in no way trying to stop someone from reading this book, I am just sharing my personal opinion. If you have any concerns please bring them up in the comments.*