Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes sounds really exciting. The idea of a girl who is cursed with bad luck crossed with tennis really interests me. I haven’t read too many sports books, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen tennis appear before. I know that I am going to love this book because, come on, it’s Paula Stokes!
Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes
Author: Paula Stokes
Publication Date: May 17, 2016
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 roller coaster 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 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 may be harder than she thought.
Book Quotes: Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes
How can something feel so crucial in the moment and then seem completely trivial after the fact?
Time doesn’t heal anything. It’s like drinking. The best it can do is help you forget, if you’re lucky.