Holding Up the Universe

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Holding Up the Universe

Holding Up the Universe

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All this fuss over a girl who, if we’re being honest, looked so much like Caroline Lushamp that—at least at first—I thought it was her, which means in some weird way Caroline should be flattered.

I was hoping this would be addressed as the novel wore on, but the small rushed steps toward it at the end were dissatisfying. I'm sure some readers will see the decision to have such different protagonists as an indication of depth, but I truly feel like this is a very shallow book. Libby is still a big girl, but she's happy in her skin now - it's everyone else who has the problem. I don't say this to denigrate Niven's new book in any way—I think with this book she set out to tell a different and more personal story, yet one with slightly more universal themes.But they each give each other something they have never had before, and oh my god, their moments together and how they think of each other, it's just so, so beautiful. What I can’t understand is how come Jack’s parents or brothers didn’t know something’s wrong with his behavior? Libby being still a teenager can teach you a few rules to apply in your life and Jack is the best example.

She has also written four novels for adults-- American Blonde, Becoming Clementine, Velva Jean Learns to Fly, and Velva Jean Learns to Drive --as well as three nonfiction books-- The Ice Master, Ada Blackjack, and The Aqua Net Diaries, a memoir about her high school experiences. I issued my warning at the start of my review because I'll admit I went in hoping for another All the Bright Places, so some of my disappointment was my own unrealistic expectations. I've experienced bullying over my weight when I was a kid and I've also heard/read stories from kids/teens/adults who've experienced the same in my field of expertise.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.

How about YOU consider the fact that YOU are taking everything out of context, or that YOU are making this into something it's not. They can’t just forget the fact that whenever people look at them they’re being judged for their weight.In case you forgot I don’t think you could possibly forget because she mentions it every single sentence, Libby was once the World’s Fattest Teen and she’s still obese but she has lost a bit of weight. i understand that many people were offended by all the bright places (although not nearly as many as the number of people who loved it). e. being insecure, yet not giving a flying fuck about anyone — it's a great message that one can take away. 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.

To my disappointment, I actually don’t find the main point of the story (and it’s also how ”You are wanted. And though I absolutely adored the romance between Libby and Jack, and how they affect each other, I was equally invested in their individual stories.changed, though some issues still remain to be seen with how the story chooses to handle these subjects. It's also a book about finding hope after loss and difficult times, and how to hang on to that hope in the face of adversity.

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