By Jennifer Niven
From the writer of the New York Times bestseller All the brilliant Places comes a heart-wrenching tale approximately what it ability to determine someone—and love someone—for who they honestly are.
Everyone thinks they comprehend Libby Strout, the woman as soon as dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” yet no one’s taken the time to appear earlier her weight to get to understand who she fairly is. Following her mom’s loss of life, she’s been choosing up the items within the privateness of her domestic, facing her heartbroken father and her personal grief. Now, Libby’s prepared: for top tuition, for brand spanking new pals, for romance, and for each threat lifestyles HAS to provide. In that second, i do know the half i would like to play right here at MVB excessive. i need to be the lady who can do anything.
Everyone thinks they comprehend Jack Masselin, too. convinced, he’s received swagger, yet he’s additionally mastered the very unlikely artwork of giving humans what they need, of becoming in. What nobody is familiar with is that Jack has a newly got mystery: he can’t realize faces. Even his personal brothers are strangers to him. He’s the man who can re-engineer and rebuild whatever in new and bad-ass methods, yet he can’t comprehend what’s occurring with the internal workings of his mind. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be fascinating. Be hilarious. Don’t get too just about anyone.
Until he meets Libby. while the 2 get knotted up in a merciless highschool game—which lands them in staff counseling and neighborhood service—Libby and Jack are either pissed, after which stunned. as the extra time they spend jointly, the fewer on my own they believe. . . . Because occasionally if you meet anyone, it alterations the area, theirs and yours.
Jennifer Niven gives you one other poignant, exhilarating love tale approximately discovering that one who sees you for who you are—and seeing them correct back.
“I've by no means fallen in love with characters as quickly as I fell for Libby and Jack. Appreciating humans for who they are—and who they could be!—comes alive while a boy who cannot realize faces and a lady as soon as named ‘America's Fattest teenager’ permit themselves attach. Holding Up the Universe is a gorgeous reminder of the ability of understanding.” —Jay Asher, number 1 New York Times bestselling writer of Thirteen purposes Why
“Gorgeously written and oh-so-deeply felt, Holding Up the Universe comprises considered one of my favourite characters of all time! you are going to totally fall in love with Libby Strout!” —Nicola Yoon, number 1 New York Times bestselling writer of Everything, Everything
“At as soon as hilarious and achingly poignant, Jennifer Niven’s Holding up the Universe brims with love and middle and hope. A wonderful, life-affirming publication that—like its lovely and resilient major personality, Libby—will make you need to open your fingers huge, carry your face to the sky, and twirl.” —Kerry Kletter, writer of The First Time She Drowned
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