Review: The Loneliest Girl In The Universe


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“The Loneliest Girl In The Universe” book cover

By Kaitlyn Ketchell, Reporter

Author: Lauren James

Synopsis: Alone on a spaceship headed to Earth II (Earth’s hope for a “backup” planet), Romy Silvers is used to being by herself. That is until she learns that Earth has launched a second ship to take her there faster, with only one passenger on board. A boy named J. Although it takes months for them to communicate with each other, Romy begins to fall in love with him. But the closer she gets to meeting him, the more her doubts about him grow.

Review: Lauren James did a stellar job with The Loneliest Girl In The Universe (pun intended). Despite living on a futuristic spaceship, Romy is a well-written, relatable character. She likes watching her favorite TV shows and writing fan fiction, and I feel that most teenage girls will be able to see some part of themselves in Romy.

There were also elements of mystery in the story that I enjoyed, and it explored Romy dealing with some mental health issues that were written in a realistic and believable way, as well as touching on other heavier topics such as manipulation and toxic behavior.

Whether you’re interested in romance, mystery, or science fiction, The Loneliest Girl In The Universe has something to offer to almost every reader. For me, it offered the opportunity to finally learn the correct way to spell “loneliest.” I kept forgetting the first e.

Verdict: 10/10, I loved this book! It was amazing! I don’t have anything more to say other than you should probably read it!