"Clues to the Universe
shines with larger-than-life characters, the power of science, and a friendship greater than any force in the universe. Heartwarming, imaginative, timeless!"
— Katie Zhao, author of The Dragon Warrior
"An achingly beautiful and thoughtfully written debut that will find its way into the heart of readers seeking heart, hope and a sense of wonder."
— Karuna Riazi, author of The Gauntlet
"With an engaging voice and perfectly lovable characters, Clues to the Universe
is a heart-filling journey of hope, healing, and friendship."
— Cindy Baldwin, author of Where the Watermelons Grow
and Beginners Welcome
“Christina Li’s Clues to the Universe
is a triumphant story of friendship, loss, and the journey of finding your place in the world (and among the stars). A reminder that we sometimes have to travel great distances to find the secrets of what makes life beautiful. A remarkable debut!”
— Pablo Cartaya, award-winning, bestselling author of The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora
“Charming, poignant, and thoughtfully woven.”
— Kirkus Reviews
"It’s impossible not to root for Ro and Benji as they discover the fun of imperfection, the wisdom that comes with failure, and the joy to be found in unexpected friendships."
“Alternating first-person chapters provide insight into each character’s fears, worries, and hopes, creating two compelling, relatable protagonists who recognize the strengths in their differences and help each other forge new paths forward.”
— Publishers Weekly
“The message of resilience, courage, and friendship will resonate widely with young readers.”
— School Library Journal