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Told through the lens of a guy in love with the cosmos (and maybe two girls), The Universal Laws of Marco explores the complicated histories that bring us together and tear us apart.

In the summer before eighth grade, Marco Suarez kissed his best friend Sally Blake. This was his first spark.

And since then, whenever he’s thought about that moment, he’s traveled through a wor
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published March 19th 2019 by Simon Pulse
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Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Devon H
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Universal Laws of Marco struck me as yet another coming of age story about some High Schoolers, and I wasn't sure I was in the mood for it. However, not too far into the book, my opinion began to shift. Rodrigues gives us a dual perspective, but not from different characters, but rather from the Eighth Grade and Senior Year versions of Marco.

The entirety of this book is Marco processing his own trauma and choices and the trauma and choices of his friends. I love character development, so th
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Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Told in the past and future, senior Marco Suarez is torn between two girls. As Marco and his friends navigate the final days of high school, they reminisce about the past and plan for their futures. Marco’s first love returns and his family situation worsens causing him to rethink his carefully laid out plans.


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I want to join this tribe, I mean family of friends! This was one of those books that I didn’t want to put down. I love it when I read a book that I thoroughly enjoy and
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Tara Weiss
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sometimes we forget how much is going on outside of a school day. And sometimes we forget that each of us is responsible for our own lives - as much as we try, we can't take responsibility for the actions of others. The nuances and life lessons that shape this story create an arc of storytelling that's mystical but grounded in the beauty of the everyday. There is so much hope, even in the presence of difficult choices that ripple around, twisting with the witty banter and contemplations of wormh ...more
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Carmen Rodrigues is the author of THE UNIVERSAL LAWS OF MARCO (3/19), 34 PIECES OF YOU, and NOT ANYTHING.

She earned her MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

For more, visit her at www.carmenrodrigues.com.
Or on Insta @carmenwritesya.