The center of the universe / by Ria Voros.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Grace Carter's mother, GG, is everything teenage Grace is not. GG is glamorous and breezy, while Grace is a low-key dreamer. The two may share a name, but that's where the similarities stop. With nothing much in common, the two hardly speak to each other. Then one day GG is just... gone. Cameras descend on their house, news shows speculate about what might have happened, and Grace's family struggles to find a new rhythm as they wait for answers. While the authorities begin to unravel the mystery behind GG's disappearance, Grace finds herself learning secrets from her mother's long-lost past. The more Grace learns, the more she wonders. Did she ever really know her mother? Was GG abducted... or did she leave? And if she left, why? A suspenseful and sensitive exploration of the gravitational force between mothers and daughters."-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9781525300387
      1525300385
    • Accession Number:
      on1080210015
      1080210015
    • Accession Number:
      fay.653250
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    • ABNT:
      VOROS, R. The center of the universe. [s. l.]: KPC Loft, 2019. ISBN 9781525300387. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.653250. Acesso em: 16 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Voros R. The Center of the Universe. KPC Loft; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.653250. Accessed December 16, 2019.
    • APA:
      Voros, R. (2019). The center of the universe. KPC Loft. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.653250
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      Voros, Ria. 2019. The Center of the Universe. KPC Loft. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.653250.
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      Voros, R. (2019) The center of the universe. KPC Loft. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.653250 (Accessed: 16 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Voros, R 2019, The center of the universe, KPC Loft, viewed 16 December 2019, .
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      Voros, Ria. The Center of the Universe. KPC Loft, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.653250.
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      Voros, Ria. The Center of the Universe. KPC Loft, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.653250.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Voros R. The center of the universe [Internet]. KPC Loft; 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 16]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.653250

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 March #1

Grace Carter is nothing like her famous newscaster mom, GG. GG seems too preoccupied with her own career to understand that Grace's passion—astrophysics—is not just a phase. Even when GG's in the room, she's not paying attention to anything but her work. When Grace's mom abruptly leaves a soccer game and later texts Grace's dad that she's not coming back, Grace and her father are stuck in the PWR—perpetual waiting room—as they wait for the police to find her. Did she leave on her own? Is it possible she was abducted? With the help of her friends, Grace begins to come to terms with the fac that the person GG presented to audiences every night may not be the actual person everyone believed her to be. Voros manages to pull off a spectacular feat: writing a 500-page book that feels more like a breezy, well-written 100-page novel. A mixture of thriller and STEM-related science (real-life astrophysicist Elizabeth Tasker makes a cameo), this is sure to be a hit among readers who devour realistic fiction and family-driven mysteries. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 March #2

After her mother, famous TV broadcaster G.G. Carter, disappears, 17-year-old Grace begins to piece together secrets of her family's past. G.G. disappears in the middle of Grace's little brother's soccer game, ostensibly to take a work call, but when she doesn't return and fails to respond to phone calls and texts, she officially becomes a missing person. The question is, was G.G. taken, or did she leave of her own accord? Grace, a budding astronomer with a keen ability to see patterns, begins piecing together clues to figure out what happened to her mother. And with the help of her best friend, her crush, and her actor grandmother, Grace realizes that not everything in her life is what she had believed it to be. Slowly teasing out the story, Canadian author Voros deftly mixes a missing persons mystery with science, complicated mother/daughter relationships, first loves, and close friendships, and keeps the narrative engaging by conveying the complex relationships Grace must navigate with her friends and family. Ages 14–up. Agent: Louise Lamont, Luigi Bonomi Assoc. (Apr.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.