The Center of the Universe

“Grace Carter’s mother — the celebrity news anchor GG Carter — is everything Grace is not. GG is a star, with a flawless wardrobe and a following of thousands, while Grace — an aspiring astrophysicist — is into stars of another kind. She and her mother have always been in different orbits. 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 unravel the mystery behind GG’s disappearance, Grace grows closer to her high school’s golden boy, Mylo, who has faced a black hole of his own. She also uncovers some 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 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.” Booklist

“Voros shifts easily between Grace’s worlds – home, school, astronomy group – and the larger realms into which she is thrown, including the police investigation and the local news circus. Watching Grace learn to navigate these upheavals, find her footing, and grow in imperceptible ways page-by-page is a genuine pleasure.” Quill & Quire


Read the first six chapters here!

In which I interview an astrophysicist
and have my mind blown