Little Universes

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Square Fish, Apr 6, 2021 - Young Adult Fiction - 480 pages
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Heather Demetrios's Little Universes is a book about the powerful bond between sisters, the kinds of love that never die, and the journey we all must make through the baffling cruelty and unexpected beauty of human life in an incomprehensible universe.

One wave: that’s all it takes for the rest of Mae and Hannah Winters’ lives to change.

When a tsunami strikes the island where their parents are vacationing, it soon becomes clear that their mom and dad are never coming home. Forced to move to Boston from sunny California for the rest of their senior year, each girl struggles with secrets their parents’ death has brought to light, and with their uncertainty about the future. Instead of bringing them closer, it feels like the wave has torn the sisters apart.

Hannah is a secret poet who wants to be seen, but only knows how to hide. The pain pills she stole from her dead father hurl her onto the shores of an addiction she can’t shake and a dealer who turns her heart upside down. When it’s clear Hannah’s drowning, Mae, a budding astronaut suddenly launched into an existential crisis—and unexpected love—must choose between herself and the only family she has left.

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User Review  - SimplyKelina - LibraryThing

This was a very emotional read. If you listen to the audio, there are some very sobering parts. The narrator did a great job of matching the tone of the story. This is not going to be a read for the ... Read full review

Little Universes

User Review  - Heather Demetrios - Publishers Weekly

Seventeen-year-old sisters Mae and Hannah narrate the tumultuous year following their parents’ death by tsunami in this overlong tale of sisterhood and survival by Demetrios (Bad Romance). Both ... Read full review

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About the author (2021)

Heather Demetrios is a critically acclaimed author and writing coach. Her novels include I'll Meet You There, Bad Romance, and Exquisite Captive. She is the recipient of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award for her debut novel, Something Real, which is not at all impressive to her cat or imaginary friends.

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