All Alone in the Universe
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All Alone in the Universe is a children's novel by American author Lynne Rae Perkins. It was first published in 1999. It is about a young middle school girl named Debbie and the hardships she faces as her best friend, Maureen, is "stolen" from her by a classmate, Glenna.
The book begins with Debbie and Maureen being best friends, and everything is going fine, but then Glenna Flaiber begins to join in on their friendship activities, and soon Debbie realizes that Maureen is ignoring her. Debbie decides that a three musketeer plan is not going to work out, so she tries everything in her power to fix her relationship with Maureen, but the book ends with a realistic bang. It does not work out. In the end, Maureen and Glenna are inseparable and Debbie is, so to speak, "all alone in the universe.