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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
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: April 7th 2020 by Henry, Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Melanie
Sep 09, 2019 marked it as to-read
this sounds like perfection.

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Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
Sep 09, 2019 marked it as tbr-unreleased
If I could marry this cover, I would.

Thank you Macmillan and Henry Holt and Co. for the ARC.

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Sahil Javed
Nov 11, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: contemporary
heather demetrios could write a book about a potato and i'd still read it.
Fanna
Oct 11, 2019 marked it as to-read
ya contemporary
explores the bond between sisters
must be super emotional
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Ashley
Sep 09, 2019 marked it as to-read
This sounds like teardrops on pages...
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Lucsbooks
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Trigger Warnings: abortion, addiction, grief, rape, consent, death.

This was such an amazing read but be aware: it was one of the heaviest books I have encountered.

This story focuses on two sisters, their identities and their relationship with one another. I feared for a second that it would end up being about the boys they got involved with but that ended up just being a part of their lives, and not even one of the biggest.

When this book starts it almost feels like it is being written in two
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Susie
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gutted. That’s how I described my condition to my sister when I texted her to tell her how much I love her and how grateful for her I always feel. Gutted.

This book. For. The. LOVE. I don’t cry/sob/snot during books like that! I mean, sometimes I will cry at the end or, on occasion, once or twice during a book. But I was a wreck almost continually during this book!!! A complete and utter wreck. Especially the second half. And it is not a short little jaunt if a book. It is a journey. An arduous
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Alicia
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: family, dark
Maybe it was the distraction of airplane reading because I wasn't following what was happening and it ruined the enjoyment and understanding of the book.

I'm a fan of Demetrios' other book, so I was excited to grab this ARC, but like AS King's most recent novel, there was a lot of patience required to develop the opening and dive into the heavy stuff and I didn't have that kind of patience. So while my review and rating is solely based on my difficulty in getting "in to" the novel, I don't
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Sacha
Jan 16, 2020 added it
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this arc, which I received in exchange for an honest review. I'll post that review upon publication.
Mere
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-on-blog
I got this ARC at YALLFEST 2019. Thank you to the publisher for the arc.

First off, this story is intense. Hence the reason I am sticking warnings at the very beginning of my review here.

WARNINGS: addiction, suicide, death, abortion, rape and a whole host of other things. Those are the main ones though.

This book was very good -- I feel that there was a lot going on in this book, however. There was nothing lighthearted about it. It was supremely dark, and there is very little light or hope in this
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Thank you Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.


Lacy
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Little Universes is a phenomenal book! It is a beautiful but heartbreaking portrayal of the human experience. It will make you question what it even means to be human.

With almost lyrical writing, Little Universes is a story that takes place over the span of a year after an unthinkable trauma happens to a family. The story is told in the alternating perspectives of two very different sisters as they try to find a way back to each other while also trying to figure out the universe and their own
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Sandie, Teen Lit Rocks
Beautifully written YA book about sisterhood, grief, astrophysics, geophysics, first love, opioid addiction, and the complicated way we each manage loss and memory.
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Little Universes tells the story of two sisters on the brink of adulthood who unexpectedly lose both parents. The story is told in first-person dual perspectives that alternate between Mae, an astrophysics-obsessed brainiac, and her free-spirited sister, Hannah.

I found the book to be highly engrossing, as it deals with tough issues like Hannah’s opioid addiction and Mae’s insecurities about being adopted. Both sisters’ stories drew me in and pushed me to think more about life. Heather Demetrios
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Laura
Nov 26, 2019 rated it liked it
I received an ARC through Netgalley for an honest review. I loved the stories of a family fighting for each other but I thought there were moments that were a little heavy handed.
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Heather Demetrios is a critically acclaimed author of young adult contemporary and fantasy novels. When she isn't spending time in imaginary places, you'll find her traipsing around the world with her husband, writer Zach Fehst. Heather has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a recipient of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award for her debut novel, Something ...more