Clues to the Universe

Clues to the Universe


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The only thing Rosalind Ling Geraghty loves more than watching NASA launches with her dad is building rockets with him. When he dies unexpectedly, all Ro has left of him is an unfinished model rocket they had been working on together.

Benjamin Burns doesn’t like science, but he can’t get enough of Spacebound, a popular comic book series. When he finds a sketch that suggests that his dad created the comics, he’s thrilled. Too bad his dad walked out years ago, and Benji has no way to contact him.

Though Ro and Benji were only supposed to be science class partners, the pair become unlikely friends: Benji helps Ro finish her rocket, and Ro figures out a way to reunite Benji and his dad. But Benji hesitates, which infuriates Ro. Doesn’t he realize how much Ro wishes she could be in his place?

As the two face bullying, grief, and their own differences, Benji and Ro must try to piece together clues to some of the biggest questions in the universe.

An #ownvoices story.

Title:Clues to the Universe
Edition Language:English
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    Clues to the Universe Reviews

  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)

    Content warnings: (view spoiler)[grief, death of a parent, parental abandonment, bullying. (hide spoiler)]This book tore my heart to pieces and put it back together and I did NOT see that coming. Don'...

  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ?

    My full review is now on my book blog, The Quite Pond.This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2021, and it DELIVERED - and also shattered my heart in the process.Clues to the Universe is a splend...

  • Lauren

    full review now up on my blog. I AM CRYING IN THE CLUB RN....

  • Enne

    4 starsThis book really is the embodiment of “messy kids big hearts” because, throughout this book, both Ro and Benji are consistently very messy and get themselves in a lot of messes and say a lo...

  • Yan

    I didn’t expect to love this book so much. I’m sad because I want more of Benji and Ro. Maybe a sequel in which they’re older? LIKE PLEASE?! ...

  • rain

    content/trigger warnings: death of a parent or loved one, bullying, grief, divorce, abandonment - This is a story about family and friendship that will make you feel things I am used to reading fast-...

  • Darla

    The 80's are my jam, so I love discovering new juvenile fiction set in that era. This book is set in 1983 and a time when we were ramping up our space game with the space shuttles. Christina Li tells ...

  • Tammie

    Thank you to HarperCollins for sending me an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review!Clues to the Universe is a story about a girl and a boy who are both so different yet so alike in many different way...

  • anika

    ahh i just finished speed reading this book and i loved it! both ro & benji are such good characters, and i liked the two perspectives. the story itself was really awesome but at times, the book felt ...

  • Mimi

    This was so wholesome I can't even😭😍...