Holding Up the Universe (Paperback)
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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 06/10/2016
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We're all weird and damaged in our own way. You're not the only one.

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 see who she really is. Since her mum'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. 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 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
ISBN: 9780141357058
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 298 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Niven creates two indelible characters and a heart-stopping romance * Publishers Weekly *
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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“An enchanting story of family, school and romance”

Unbeknown to each other, two teenagers feel weighed down by their problems. At high school, sixteen-year-old Libby’s severe obesity prompts vicious bullying and Jack’s undiagnosed face-blindness requires constant... More

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“It Didn't Make Me Cry!”

I LOVE All The Bright Places so naturally was desperate to read Holding Up The Universe and it didn't disappoint! That said, it is totally different to ATBP since it's a slightly more cheerful topic... More

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“Holding Up The Universe”

Holding Up The Universe is a great book that I have been lucky enough to read pre-release. It has all the hallmarks of a YA novel that will keep you hooked from start to finish. Libby has been through more than her... More

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