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Holding Up the Universe

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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.

"Niven is adept at creating characters. . . . [Libby's] courage and body-positivity make for a joyful reading experience." --The New York Times

"Holding Up the Universe . . . taps into the universal need to be understood. To be wanted. And that's what makes it such a remarkable read." -TeenVogue.com, "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? . . . You'll seriously melt!" -Seventeen Magazine
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Jennifer Niven is the author of the New York Times and international bestseller All the Bright Places. 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. She grew up in Indiana and now lives with her fiancé and literary cats in Los Angeles. For more information, visit JenniferNiven.com, GermMagazine.com, or find her on Facebook or Twitter.
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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 400
Altersempfehlung ab 14
Erscheinungsdatum 04.10.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-385-75592-4
Verlag Alfred A Knopf
Maße (L/B/H) 21,8/14,4/3,5 cm
Gewicht 520 g
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Holding up the universe - you won't be able to stop.
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Winterthur am 19.12.2017

What a great book from Jennifer Niven, I've read it within one day! Libby's and Jack's story is one you won't forget so fast and gets you thinking about your own reactions to stuff like that.

Holding up the universe
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Chemnitz am 18.12.2017
Bewertet: Taschenbuch

Ich habe das Buch an meine Nichte ( 17 Jahre) verschenkt, sie war begeistert von der Story. Einfache Bestellung und schnelle Lieferung!

Sehr schön und vor allem herzlich süß
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 16.11.2017
Bewertet: eBook (ePUB)

Holding up the Universe ist ein schönes Buch für zwischendurch. Libby mit ihrem starken Selbstbewusstsein und ihrem tollen Humor lässt einen als Leser des öfteren Schmunzeln.