Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Most Perfect Thing in the Universe” as Want to Read:
The Most Perfect Thing in the Universe
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Most Perfect Thing in the Universe

by
4.67  ·  Rating details ·  6 ratings  ·  4 reviews
For fans of Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly and The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle by Christina Uss, a novel about one unadventurous girl who discovers she is anything but.

Eleven-year-old Loah Londonderry is definitely a homebody. While her mother, a noted ornithologist, works to save the endangered birds of the shrinking Arctic tundra, Loah anxiously counts
...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published June 1st 2021 by Margaret Ferguson Books
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Most Perfect Thing in the Universe, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Most Perfect Thing in the Universe

Community Reviews

Showing 1-35
Average rating 4.67  · 
Rating details
 ·  6 ratings  ·  4 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of The Most Perfect Thing in the Universe
Tricia
Apr 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Since my own personal view might be slightly subjective, instead I'll quote this starred review from Kirkus!

Loah’s been left—again—in the care of the elderly Rinkers while her mother is on an Arctic expedition.
A determined homebody, 11-year-old Loah doesn’t enjoy her mother’s long, sometimes perilous journeys. This one’s been unexpectedly extended since her mom, an ornithologist, believes she’s spotted a loah bird, the very rare animal for which Loah was named. Stiff, seemingly unemotional Miss
...more
Ena Jones
Jun 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Loah Londonderry is a happy homebody, who loves her (much of the time) absent mother and understands the importance of the work she does, despite also being frustrated at being left alone with her caretakers, the Rinker siblings. THE MOST PERFECT THING IN THE UNIVERSE is a beautifully written story about a girl who likes things "as they are" for the most part (except she'd like her mom around more), but as everything, from her house, the Rinkers, and her own mother, seems to be falling apart in ...more
Jane
Jun 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Pure gold, this one, right up there with Harriet The Spy and Charlotte's Web as one of the best girl's coming of age stories I've ever read. You know you're in the presence of a wise person and a great writer when you come across sentences like these:
"Watching grown-ups make wrong decisions you are helpless to stop - this is one of the worst parts of being a child."
"Drawing a breath, she forced herself to walk the length of the corridor and test there turret door. Shut tight, just as she'd left
...more
Ms. Yingling
Apr 06, 2021 rated it liked it
E ARC provided by Edelweiss plus
Jenn Bishop
rated it it was amazing
Jun 03, 2021
Jennifer
rated it it was amazing
Jun 02, 2021
Shari
marked it as to-read
Oct 18, 2020
Lira
marked it as to-read
Oct 27, 2020
Niki_k
marked it as to-read
Oct 29, 2020
SJ_Reads
marked it as to-read
Nov 04, 2020
Olivia Campbell
marked it as to-read
Nov 15, 2020
Jessica Temple
marked it as to-read
Nov 15, 2020
Kathleen
marked it as to-read
Nov 15, 2020
Paige
marked it as to-read
Nov 15, 2020
Ellis Johnston
marked it as to-read
Nov 15, 2020
Jasmin
marked it as to-read
Nov 15, 2020
Dana Corey
marked it as to-read
Nov 16, 2020
Meg Weber
marked it as to-read
Nov 28, 2020
Noa  Sperber
marked it as to-read
Dec 01, 2020
Leo
marked it as to-read
Dec 10, 2020
Michele Knott
marked it as to-read
Dec 18, 2020
Aliza Werner
marked it as to-read
Dec 18, 2020
A Middle Grader Reviews
marked it as to-read
Dec 19, 2020
Julie
marked it as to-read
Dec 19, 2020
Mrs. Mazzola
marked it as to-read
Dec 20, 2020
Abby Cooper
marked it as to-read
Dec 20, 2020
Jennifer  Yoder
marked it as to-read
Dec 23, 2020
Neha Thakkar
marked it as to-read
Dec 26, 2020
Elizabeth Blye
marked it as to-read
Dec 29, 2020
Zachary Krishef
marked it as to-read
Dec 30, 2020
Lane
marked it as to-read
Jan 05, 2021
Adrienn
marked it as to-read
Jan 05, 2021
Bette
marked it as to-read
Jan 14, 2021
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
119 followers
Sister James Bernard, my first grade teacher, taught me how to read. Our class had 60 children (yes) and we went up and down the long rows, taking turns reading aloud. There was absolutely no reading ahead, which was torture. I was always dying to know What happened next? (though with Dick and Jane, the answer was usually, Not much.) As I grew up, I began to wonder not only what happened, but why, ...more

Related Articles

  Tami Charles is a former teacher and the author of picture books, middle grade and young adult novels, and nonfiction. As a teacher, she made...
45 likes · 65 comments