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 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.
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Mon, 5 Dec 2016 | Review by: Sue @ Crushingcinders
Holding Up The Universe Ö where do I start? I am probably going to rain on everyoneís parade because this is my biggest disappointment of 2016. I must be the only person in the world who hasnít gone crazy over this book. I just donít get the fuss and hype.
Is it good? Well, itís not awful, but I didnít find anything special about it. No spark. No fizz. Itís sweet, in a cheesy, patronising happily-ever-after, rainbow filled, unicorn dancing kind of way.
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Mon, 28 Jan 2019 | Review by: Temia R
Is a fat girl meets "problematic" boy type of book. I read it in mere hours and enjoyed most of all of it. Might make you cry, will make you laugh, and might event change you a little bit. 5/5 for me.
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