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You know I don't care what anyone thinks, I just loved the hell out of this book! After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. One teen generally doesn't drink to avoid losing self-control. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century. Agent: Kerry Sparks, Levine Greenberg Rostan (Oct.), ★ 08/01/2016Gr 9 Up—Libby Strout is used to being alone. “At once hilarious and achingly poignant, Jennifer Niven’s Holding up the Universe brims with love and heart and hope. —Publishers Weekly starred review★ "Written in short chapters of alternating perspectives, this is a thoughtful exploration of identity and self-acceptance, with commentary on overcoming adversities that will hit close to home." Frequent swearing, both casually and as insults, including "ass," "a--hole," "bastard," "bitch," "bulls--t," "damn," "d--k," "douche," "douche bag," "f--k," "f--ker," "goddamn," "hell," "jerkwad," "kick-ass," "pissed," "prick," "s--t" and many variations. About Holding Up the Universe. The film starring Elle Fanning, Justice Smith, Luke Wilson, and Keegan-Michael Key, is now streaming on Netflix, with a script by Jennifer and Liz Hannah (The Post). I love what this book stands for. | ISBN 9780385755948 Read Holding Up the Universe eBook onlie. May 01, 2018 Our ratings are based on child development best practices. Jack, it’s me. These days I can leave the house on my own. I want to be the girl who can do anything. [A] beautiful love story." I’m still holding the shit I grabbed—my granddad’s watch, my retainer, a stack of baseball cards, my phone charger (but no phone)—and of course there’s no jacket. And buy clothes at the mall instead of special-ordering them. Parents need to know that Holding Up the Universe deals frankly with fat-shaming, bullying, depression, and peer pressure. But it definitely had its moments and I devoured it in one weekend. They have so much in common and yet, the don't. ― Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe tags: sad-reality , shittiness , suck-it-up , true-to-life , understanding-others , why 145 likes I really liked this book though. The short version of the story is that my mom died and I got fat, but somehow I’m still here. so here we are again. What if you die? HOLDING UP THE UNIVERSE follows the relationship that grows between Libby Strout and Jack Masselin, two teens who meet because of a vicious bullying "game" that lands them in group counseling. The only thing I had to worry about then was going to work, scavenging the local scrap yard, building (mind-blowing) projects in my (kick-ass) workshop, and hanging out with my brothers. Libby has survived not only her mother's death but also ridicule that would fell most adults, and her courage and body-positivity make for a joyful reading experience. . Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2016. We won't share this comment without your permission. Jack, who is biracial, transcends the popular pretty boy trope. Smart, funny, body-positive coming-of-age story. You should never have gone to the party. . Holding up the Universe offers depression, bullying, fat shaming, and strong language to the teens with the message of courage, resilience, and joy. Jennifer Niven is the Emmy Award-winning #1 New York Times and International bestselling author of ten books, including All the Bright Places and Holding up the Universe. | ISBN 9780385755924 Tüm hakları saklıdır. You Save 11%. And there will probably be some *SPOILERS* I don't know, my feels right now are out of control. Holding Up the Universe is a Young Adult novel by Jennifer Niven. Join now. Tarayıcınızın javascripti kapalıdır! You can nurture your own joy. This was just as amazing as I was expecting it to be. [Libby’s] courage and body-positivity make for a joyful reading experience.” –The New York Times“Holding Up the Universe . We’d love your help. Knopf Books for Young Readers (October 4, 2016), Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2017, A Sweeter Ending than I Initially Expected, Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2016. The delicious horror of Ransom Riggs and the sass of Mean Girls meets Titanic in this Jennifer Niven’s 2016 book, Holding up the Universe, is a young adult novel that explores the love story between two teenagers living in Amos, Indiana. Click or Press Enter to view the items in your shopping bag or Press Tab to interact with the Shopping bag tooltip. Now, Libby's ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for EVERY POSSIBILITY LIFE HAS TO OFFER. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for EVERY POSSIBILITY LIFE HAS TO OFFER. I was drawn to it because I’m plus size, like Libby, and have been in interracial relationships. . What if you get to school and realize that things are different and kids are different, and no matter how much you try, you will never be able to catch up to them? My COUSIN. I lie on my bed, staring up into the dark, and my mind bounces across the room. | Young Adult This funny, illustrated Outside, the air is cold but smells clean. Rolling up in front is this line of fire trucks, an ambulance, two police cars. Teens gather for parties with alcohol and weed. See our. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. I know the part I … Please try again. . . Please try again later. As Libby would say about herself, ‘I am magic!’, and so, as are you. Now, Libby's ready: for high school, for new friends, for l, Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed "America's Fattest Teen." “It's about the important things, like the way their face lights up when they laugh, or the way they move as they're walking towards you, or the way their freckles create a map of the stars.” ― Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe … SELECTION 2019, Sign up for news about books, authors, and more from Penguin Random House, Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network. Niven makes the novel’s improbable setup work, avoiding the suggestion that happiness lies in thinness as she creates two indelible characters and a heart-stopping romance. But no one's taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. By clicking Sign Up, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. To see what your friends thought of this book, Hi Emily, this thread isn't current, but I thought I'd chime in. If you chose to provide an email address, it will only be used to contact you about your comment. Actually, just do me a favor and go to hell. 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. Teen readers might find these characters rather unrealistic in their frank courage, but odds are they'll be adopted as inspirational heroes. What's the big deal about prosopagnosia (the face-blindness)? Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed 'America's Fattest Teen'. Ages 14–up. the whole finding someone to make you feel less alone thing could be a problem with this book. . Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. You’ll seriously melt!” —Seventeen Magazine, Jennifer Niven is the New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe, as well as the popular Velva Jean series. Is it hard to maintain integrity in the face of social media and peer pressure? Teen girl is eager for first kiss, hopeful about finding a boy to "claim her body," and fascinated by anecdote about a woman losing weight by having "marathon" sex. This funny, illustrated ... PEEPS Bunnies and Chicks are starring in their first Little Golden Book! taps into the universal need to be understood. | 540 Minutes follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller How to Hang a Witch, in which a contemporary teen finds herself a passenger on the famous ... A hardcover gift book for PEEPS fans full of fun advice, facts, and trivia! He uses identifiers such as hairstyles and voice recognition and has mastered the art of keeping people at bay so as not to betray his disability. Welcome to the internet in the year 2016. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Aside from no longer being afraid of organ failure, that may be the best thing about now versus then. Don’t be afraid to leave the castle. Libby, who became known as "American's Fattest Teen" when she had to be cut out of her home, is returning to school after years away mourning her mother and tending to her own health. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Her books have been translated in over 75 languages, and All the Bright Places has won literary awards around the world, including the GoodReads Choice Award for Best Young Adult Fiction of 2015. Ready to see some of your favorite stories come to life? Niven is one of my favourite authors! ★ 08/01/2016At first glance, the premise of Niven’s second YA novel, after All the Bright Places, seems dark and improbable: high school junior Libby Strout was once so heavy that she had to be rescued from her house by a crane, senior Jack Masselin has prosopagnosia (face blindness), and they meet when Jack—whose friends, girlfriend, and huge Afro are designed to protect the cool-guy persona he uses to disguise his condition—goes along with the horrible game of “Fat Girl Rodeo.” Libby’s size and backstory make her a target, but she can dance again, and she’s smart, brave, bitingly funny, and no one’s victim (as Jack finds out when she slugs him). Jack's world was dealing with his father's cancer, his father's affair (with Jack's chem teacher) and fitting in with his friends. [Despite falling in love with Libby and being able to recognize her because of that, his prosopagnosia wasn't COMPLETELY cured. Libby is a girl who is famous in her small town for one thing -- her weight. Author(s): Jennifer Niven . I happy cried so many times in this book. . For one thing, I can run now. Kids', teens' authors share personal bullying experiences. VERDICT Niven's approach to hard-hitting subjects will speak to the intellectual teen crowd, including fans of Niven's previous work, Emery Lord's The Start of Me and You, and Nicola Yoon's Everything, Everything.—Sabrina Carnesi, Crittenden Middle School, Newport News, VA, 2016-07-20Love blooms between two teens—a white girl who refuses to be judged and a biracial boy who hides himself from judgment.Libby Strout was once America's Fattest Teen, whose house had to be cut open to allow her to be taken to the hospital. And that’s what makes it such a remarkable read.” —, “Why New Book Holding Up the Universe Is the Next The Fault in Our Stars”“Want a love story that will give you all the feels? There are many things that irritate me about this book, but irritate is a strong word compared to how I feel, because honestly, I just feel so INDIFFERENT towards everything and everyone. | 543 Minutes All rights reserved. Jack, who is biracial, transcends the popular pretty boy trope. What if your dad gets married and then he dies and you’re left with the new wife and stepsiblings? She sheds light on topics people shy away from whilst making the story engaging also. This books delves into these questions and holds little back.

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