The Loneliest Girl in The Universe by Lauren James
The Infinity is a spaceship bound for a new planet, a new start for humankind. However, after a ruinous disaster, Romy is the sole survivor on The Infinity. Speeding away from Earth and all that comes with it at unimaginable speeds is incredibly isolating. Romy was born on The Infinity, the child of two astronauts. After being orphaned she was left to raise herself all by her lonesome. Still, she is contact with NASA, even though they are millions of kilometres away. It takes months for messages to travel the vast, inescapable distances of space.
Molly, a NASA employee is in charge of Romy’s welfare and is the only person that Romy has in her life. After the incident, it took years for Romy to become stable and happy. Romy, now in her teens has scheduled days and is counting down the years till she arrives on the new planet.
After receiving inconceivable news from Molly, that another ship called The Eternity is on its way to her, Romy is overcome with joy. However, after losing contact with Earth, things change. Fear forms and paranoia pursues her thoughts. She is divided with excitement and fear of what will happen soon. And then she discovers something that will change everything; for worse or for better?
TEEN RATING: The Loneliest Girl in The Universe starts of as a promising novel but slowly fades into an uneasy story. Although a Sci-Fi book, the ending seems improbable and far-fetched. Although quite good at points, I definitely won’t be re-reading this anytime soon. 2.7/5 13+