Holding Up the Universe

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Holding Up the Universe

Holding Up the Universe

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becomes the most notable quote)—when Libby wears her purple bikini and hands out sheets of flier in public that says “YOU ARE WANTED” along with her personal story—memorable or meaningful. Libby may give Jack a nudge in the right direction with her support, but it's Jack who takes the initiative to finally get himself tested, to understand more about his brain, and to, eventually, come to terms with it. No, the bigger problem is that this book actually isn't about bullying, or fat-shaming, or living with mental illness, it's about high school love. Jennifer Niven delivers another poignant, exhilarating love story about finding that person who sees you for who you are—and seeing them right back.

Neither of them are perfect, neither are as honest as they could be, and things aren't always wonderful. Everyone is so quick to point and blame Jennifer Niven for being offensive, for romanizing mental illness, for not "understanding" fatness. The author herself struggled with weight issues and anxiety over the years, particularly as a teenager, so this writing comes from the heart.And yes, they help each other to some extent, but mainly, and most importantly, they do the work themselves. When Jack and Libby meet, they discover that the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel. I also admit that I wondered whether someone like Jack would actually find himself falling for a girl who still weighed 350 pounds, and that distracted me a little bit. Fan’s of Niven’s first book, All the Bright Places, will be thrilled to pick up Holding Up the Universe. Let me help out our community of readers by pointing straight out what the book is/what it is not so as to avoid judging it just by its blurb alone.

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. Her classmates, including Jack and his idiot friends, begin to make fun of her, speak ill of her, spread rumors of her and bully her.Both Jack and Libby seemed to think that they could become better people if they fell in lurvee, which is not a good plot. It's my experience that the people who are most afraid are the ones who hide behind mean and threatening words. A major problem I have with this authors work in general is that the characters are incredibly one dimensional.

Yes, he's got swagger, but he's also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. i mean, i really like the idea of the story and how wholesome it could have been - i think diverse representation is something that can always be appreciated. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game which lands them in group counselling, Libby and Jack are both angry, and then surprised. You know how far I’ve come and I know how far I’ve come, but everyone else just sees me for how large I am or where I was years ago, not who I am now.But when destiny unites him to Libby he will begin to see everything differently and accept the unimaginable.

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