Little Universes by Heather DemetriosGr. 10-12 ***Starred Review*** Hannah and her adoptive sister, Mae, are opposite but symbiotic. When tragedy takes their parents in their senior year, the girls’ lives are battered by chaos. Before they can grieve fully, they are uprooted from the California coast to Boston, and despite having a devoted family, unresolved issues travel with them. Hannah is addicted to pain pills, a habit acquired after having an abortion. Mae believes she’s the only person responsible for her sister’s welfare, a role that could be to the detriment of her own dreams. Secrets revealed after their parents’ deaths create additional obstacles to healing, forcing both girls to struggle with an unsure future. Yet, as events try to pull them apart, they fight to reconnect. [Read More]