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Holding Up the Universe

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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 see who she really is. Since her mum'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. 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 art of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a 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, but he can't understand what's going on with the inner workings of his own 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, Libby and Jack are both angry, 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.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 423
Altersempfehlung 12 - 18
Erscheinungsdatum 06.10.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-14-135705-8
Verlag Penguin Books Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 19,5/12,6/3 cm
Gewicht 304 g
Verkaufsrang 390
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"I'm not a shitty person, but I'm about to do a shitty thing. And you will hate me, and some other people will hate me, but I'm going to do it anyway to protect you and also myself."

After years away Libby, who is known as the girl who had to be rescued from her house by a crane, is finally back at school. As if she hadn't already dreaded her return enough, her first encounter with Jack, one of the most popular guys in school, starts off with him "borrowing" her for a game of "Fat Girl Rodeo" in the middle of the cafeteria. Of course, Libby is furious with him and fights back. But what she doesn't know yet is that Jack hasn't had the easiest life either. He is face-blind, which basically means, that he doesn't recognize people, not even his friends and family.

Jennifer Niven's "Holding Up the Universe" is a great book, that's not just a typical high school story about not really fitting in. It's about the scarring effects bullying has on people, about tolerance and being true to yourself.
The two narrators Libby and Jack are great protagonists who each haven't had the easiest of lives, but try to make the best of it. Especially Libby is one of the strongest characters I've ever read about. She is just so unapologetically herself it's nothing short of inspiring. She stands up to her bullies and has the biggest heart imaginable.

I recommend "Holding Up the Universe" to teenagers and adults alike. It really is a great book.
"I'm not a shitty person, but I'm about to do a shitty thing. And you will hate me, and some other people will hate me, but I'm going to do it anyway to protect you and also myself."

After years away Libby, who is known as the girl who had to be rescued from her house by a crane, is finally back at school. As if she hadn't already dreaded her return enough, her first encounter with Jack, one of the most popular guys in school, starts off with him "borrowing" her for a game of "Fat Girl Rodeo" in the middle of the cafeteria. Of course, Libby is furious with him and fights back. But what she doesn't know yet is that Jack hasn't had the easiest life either. He is face-blind, which basically means, that he doesn't recognize people, not even his friends and family.

Jennifer Niven's "Holding Up the Universe" is a great book, that's not just a typical high school story about not really fitting in. It's about the scarring effects bullying has on people, about tolerance and being true to yourself.
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I recommend "Holding Up the Universe" to teenagers and adults alike. It really is a great book.

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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
Bewertet: gebundene Ausgabe

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

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.