Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven


Book Summary:

From the author of the New York Times bestseller All the Bright Places comes a heart-wrenching story about what it means to see someone—and love someone—for who they truly are.

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for EVERY POSSIBILITY LIFE HAS TO OFFER. In that moment, I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything.  Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He’s the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything in new and bad-ass ways, but he can’t understand what’s going on with the inner workings of his brain. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don’t get too close to anyone.

Until he meets Libby. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game—which lands them in group counseling and community service—Libby and Jack are both pissed, and then surprised. Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel. . . . Because sometimes when you meet someone, it changes the world, theirs and yours.

Jennifer Niven delivers another poignant, exhilarating love story about finding that person who sees you for who you are—and seeing them right back

My Review:

The book starts off with Libby, who was on tv once for being to fat and they needed an crane to lift her out one year. So she been home school working on herself and living an more healthy life. Libby build up the confidence to go to public high school first time. Will people finally accept her for who she is or still remember the girl from the tv? Then you met Jack who the popular guy with secrets of his own, he can’t recognize faces. He has good friends an a on and off again girlfriend. He been hiding his condition from his family and friend for years. Then one day when he follows his friend lead on an prank, that’s where he meets Libby.

At first they dislike each other and  then force to spend time together they slowly start feeling something for each other. They both seeing they not so different after all. Between trying to get to known each other you dealing with bullies at the same time. So will these two be able to make it through high school in one piece?? This book has a powerful message against bullying and just being yourself. Not be afraid being yourself and accept help when you need it. Jennifer Niven does it again sending powerful messages with her books. I did review her other book also will post link at bottom of the post. Dealt with bullying at school all my life and cyber bullying for couple of months. Words do hurt, I have an panic disorder and low self esteem but write blogs the best I can. Love reading and recommending books to other bookworms out there.. May not be an great blogger but doing this for fun and just trying by best. Will now leave you off with some Seether Music, Word as Weapons music to set the tone of this book…. Happy Reading!


All the bright place by Jennifer Niven

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