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Holding Up the Universe (Hardcover) by Jennifer Niven

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A New York Times Bestseller

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.

"Want a love story that will give you all the feels? . . . You'll seriously melt!" --Seventeen Magazine

"Libby and Jack are two characters who will reach out of the page and climb into your heart! . . . [A] beautiful love story." --Justine Magazine

“I've never fallen in love with characters as fast as I fell for Libby and Jack. Appreciating people for who they are—and who they can be!—comes alive when a boy who can't recognize faces and a girl once named ‘America's Fattest Teen’ let themselves connect. Holding Up the Universe is a beautiful reminder of the power of understanding.” —Jay Asher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why

“Gorgeously written and oh-so-deeply felt, Holding Up the Universe contains one of my favorite characters of all time! You will absolutely fall in love with Libby Strout!” —Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything

“At once hilarious and achingly poignant, Jennifer Niven’s Holding up the Universe brims with love and heart and hope. A gorgeous, life-affirming book that—like its lovable and resilient main character, Libby—will make you want to open your arms wide, lift your face to the sky, and twirl.” —Kerry Kletter, author of The First Time She Drowned

From the Hardcover edition.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Romance
Format: Hardcover
Age Range: Teen
Author: NIVEN, JENNIFER
Language: English
Street Date: October 4, 2016
TCIN: 51371972
UPC: 9780385755924
Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-1404
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FANTASTIC NOVEL!!!!

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Bianca Garibay 4 months ago
Holding Up the Universe is a fantastic novel, I adored reading every single page. I would recommend it to readers the age 14 and older. An amazing, romantic, and heartfelt book...ABSOLUTELY WORTH MY TIME! :)
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myragee 1 year ago
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Got this book for my daughter who is 12 and she loved it read it in a week
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