Title: The Loneliest Girl in the Universe
Author: Lauren James
Genre: Science Fiction
Category: Young Adult
Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never met, never even spoken to – someone who is light years away?
Romy Silvers is the only surviving crew-member of a spaceship travelling to a new planet, on a mission to establish a second home for humanity amongst the stars. Alone in space, she is the loneliest girl in the universe until she hears about a new ship which has launched from Earth – with a single passenger on board. A boy called J.
Their only communication with each other is via email – and due to the distance between them, their messages take months to transmit across space. And yet Romy finds herself falling in love.
But what does Romy really know about J? And what do the mysterious messages which have started arriving from Earth really mean?
Sometimes, there’s something worse than being alone . . .
I’ll admit, it’s been quite a while since I read this book and I don’t remember the minute details. But I really wanted to write a review for it because it deserves every good review it can get. This book is really underrated?? I haven’t heard nearly as much talk about it as it deserves!
The book is written in Remy’s POV, who is the last crew member left on a spaceship which is on the way to another galaxy. The journey will take 55 years and years after she becomes the last one, she’s still trying to accept a lifetime of loneliness and having the success of the mission on her shoulders.
Right at this time, she receives a message saying that another spaceship has been launched, which is of better technology, and that it’ll catch up to her in a while. She’ll finally see another human being, someone called J! Soon, they’re emailing back and forth, which takes years to send and Remy starts really liking J.
The book was pretty slow in the beginning but later when it picked up, it blew me away! The twist was A+ and I was exhilarated just reading the last quarter of the book.
Remy was written so well! All her fears, worries and anxiety of being alone and not doing a good enough job with the mission, her loneliness and her hopes of seeing another human being—everything was written brilliantly.
When the book ended, I was completely in tune with her feelings and I HAD TEARS. It takes a while but you will become one with Remy and the book will just suck you in.
J was written really well as well. Even though we’re mostly concerned with Remy, J is the only other character we read about a lot and he was perfect. (I can’t say anymore in fear of spoilers.)
WONDERFUL book that I think everyone who loves YA should DEFINITELY read. There are so many hyped books and I honestly want to see this as one of them. I want to make this one of them. It deserves it.
Stick through the slow beginning and I promise you, you’ll be on the adventure of your life.