Holding Up the Universe (Paperback)Jennifer Niven (author)
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We're all weird and damaged in our own way. You're not the only one.
Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin too. Yes, he's got swagger, but he's also mastered the art of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a 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, but he can't understand what's going on with the inner workings of his own 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, Libby and Jack are both angry, 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.
'You’ll be Libby and Jack’s biggest cheerleaders as they tackle their inner demons and find solace in each other.' TeenVogue.com
'Fan’s of Niven’s first book, All the Bright Places, will be thrilled to pick up Holding Up the Universe.' Buzzfeed.com
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 298 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
Gorgeously written and oh-so-deeply felt * Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything *
A love story that will give you all the feels * Seventeen Magazine *
A remarkable read * Teen Vogue *
Niven is adept at creating characters . . . [Libby's] courage and body-positivity make for a joyful reading experience * The New York Times *
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