(EPUB) [Holding Up the Universe]


Holding Up the Universe

READ & DOWNLOAD Holding Up the Universe READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ Holding Up the Universe Jennifer Niven â 1 READ & DOWNLOAD Libby outrora a rapariga mais gorda da América conseguiu finalmente ultrapassar o desgosto causado pela morte da mãe e está pronta para voltar a viver Ja. Maybe no boy will love me or want to touch me ever even in a dark room even after an apocalypse when all the skinny girls have been wiped off the earth by some horrible plague Maybe one day I can be thinner than I am now and have a boyfriend who loves me but I ll still be a liar I was going to give this book two stars because honestly it started well It was compelling and didn t seem as offensive as the blurb had been but the I think about it the that doesn t seem to be enough of an excuse for the book as a whole Yet another book that insensitively uses its characters to create an angsty romanceIf anything I feel secure in my assessment of All the Bright Places after reading this book I got the impression in AtBP that the author was using suicide as a vehicle for romantic angst and I received a lot of backlash for writing that review But this just seems to confirm it I feel like Niven has given very little thought to what it means to portray an obese character and a character with a cognitive disorder I feel like little thought has been given to any readers who might relate to these characters I can t help but imagine the author sitting there and simply thinking how can I make this romance super angstyI don t necessarily care that Libby Strout Libby as in Lb and Strout as in Stout was called America s Fattest Teen or that a major plot point is a game called Fat Girl Rodeo These things are gross and offensive but showing the horrible effects of labels and cruel bullying does not seem like a bad thing to me No the bigger problem is that this book actually isn t about bullying or fat shaming or living with mental illness it s about high school love That s it The rest is just window dressingThe author throws together two teens who are solely characterized by their weight and prosopagnosia the inability to recognize faces and despite having zero chemistry they fall in lurrrve They are defined by these singular differences ie being the fat girl and being unable to recognize anyone never once feeling like human beingsI 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 Stereotypes and cliches abound Dress it up however you want but this book is about an unpopular girl who sees herself as unattractive and a popular good looking guy who comes to see how said girl is so much better than all those hot evil cheerleaders he s been dating His hot evil girlfriend constantly fat shames and bullies Libby obviously because we all know pretty popular girls are mean shallow and have no feelingsAlso and this is way offensive to me than the blurb was Libby s journey to self love seems to entirely revolve around finding a guy who will actually like her I was hoping this would be addressed as the novel wore on but the small rushed steps toward it at the end were dissatisfying Somewhere in this school could be a boy I fall in love with One of these fine young men might be the one who at long last claims my heart and my body I m looking at all the boys going by It could be that guy or maybe this one Or she could learn to love herself without a guy Also what teenager says fine young menThe pacing also slows down as the story moves forward I remember feeling at one point like the book should be coming to an end and yet there were almost another hundred pages to go You knew the characters had feelings for one another you knew they were going to end up together but the narrative was dawdling Then there s my disbelief that Jack has managed to hide face blindness from his family for years That seems impossible to me but I guess this book never was about the reality of the issues it offered up And finally nauseating prose like this The way I feel when I m with her Like I just swallowed the sun and it s shooting out of every poreAnd Libby s eyes They are like lying in the grass under the sky on a summer day You re blinded by the sun but you can feel the ground beneath you so as much as you think you could go flying off you know you won tThere s not a single guy in the world who could tell me I make them feel like they swallowed the sun and it s shooting out of every pore without me bursting into hysterical laughter But let s be honest that s the least of this book s problemsBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Store A Big Sky Christmas zero chemistry they fall in lurrrve They are defined by these singular differences ie being the fat girl and being unable to recognize anyone never once feeling like human beingsI 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 Stereotypes and cliches abound Dress it up however you want but this book is about an unpopular girl who sees herself as unattractive and a popular good looking guy who comes to see how said girl is so much better than all those hot evil cheerleaders he s been dating His hot evil girlfriend constantly fat shames and bullies Libby obviously because we all know pretty popular girls are mean shallow and have no feelingsAlso and this is way offensive to me than the blurb was Libby s journey to self love seems to entirely revolve around finding a guy who will actually like her I was hoping this would be addressed as the novel wore on but the small rushed steps toward it at the end were dissatisfying Somewhere in this school could be a boy I fall in love with One of these fine young men might be the one who at long last claims my heart and my body I m looking at all the boys going by It could be that guy or maybe this one Or she could learn to love herself without a guy Also what teenager says fine young menThe pacing also slows down as the story moves forward I remember feeling at one point like the book should be coming to an end and yet there were almost another hundred pages to go You knew the characters had feelings for one another you knew they were going to end up together but the narrative was dawdling Then there s my disbelief that Jack has managed to hide face blindness from his family for years That seems impossible to me but I guess this book never was about the reality of the issues it offered up And finally nauseating prose like this The way I feel when I m with her Like I just swallowed the sun and it s shooting out of every poreAnd Libby s eyes They are like lying in the grass under the sky on a summer day You re blinded by the sun but you can feel the ground beneath you so as much as you think you could go flying off you know you won tThere s not a single guy in the world who could tell me I make them feel like they swallowed the sun and it s shooting out of every pore without me bursting into hysterical laughter But let s be honest that s the least of this book s problemsBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Store

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READ & DOWNLOAD Holding Up the Universe READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ Holding Up the Universe Jennifer Niven â 1 READ & DOWNLOAD Lugar a sentimentos muito diferentes Uma história de superação e de um amor verdadeiro e invulgar ue nos devolve a esperança no mundo em nós e no outro. 4 stars Holding Up the Universe was an interesting and moving read with complex characters and a uniue storyline I listened the the audio version of this book and once I hit play I didn t want to stop When I read All the Bright Places earlier this year I had the same feeling of being hooked I m happy to report the author was able to pull this off not once but twice Our story centers around Libby Strout and Jack Masselin Libby is formally America s Fattest Teen She s spent a lot of her young adult life getting healthy and she is nowhere near thin but she s happy with herself She decides to take the plunge stop homeschooling and go to high school Libby is a fantastic character I loved that she s just herself She has a great relationship with her dad and meets some good friends throughout this journey for her She also meets Jack Masselin in a very unconventional way Jack s got it good in high school or so everything thinks He s popular has a pretty girlfriend and a lot of friends He s funny charming and cool But he struggles every single moment of every single day See Jack has this secret He can t recognize faces I can t even imagine how that would feel To wake up each morning look at my husband and not recognize his face That s how it is for Jack He knows his brother s hair style and he can tell his other brother by his ears but the system is not flawless Libby is the only one who knows about this and is able to help him He doesn t always deserve her help but that s not the point It s just the way Libby is I love her for it Jack and Libby s relationship is complicated at first The way they meet the reason they re spending so much time together Their friendship grew and developed as the story progressed I loved them both and I loved that they had each others backs Jack won me over early on just knowing he was rooting for Libby from the very start warmed my heart Even though there were some hard to read moments the story overall was a positive one I felt happy when I finished I give this one 4 stars Because sometimes when you meet someone it changes the world theirs and yours

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READ & DOWNLOAD Holding Up the Universe READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ Holding Up the Universe Jennifer Niven â 1 READ & DOWNLOAD Ck é o típico rapaz popular do liceu no entanto tem prosopagnosia e não consegue reconhecer caras uando o destino os une a solidão ue cada um sente dá. You know I don t care what anyone thinks I just loved the hell out of this book I happy cried so many times in this book And there will probably be some SPOILERS I don t know my feels right now are out of control This review is going to be all over the place because I m crazy and that s just the way it is I love Libby so much In this book she has so much courage Even when she was low and things hurt her she had courage like no one I know Those hateful horrible kids said some of the most horrible things to her I just can t fathom My name is Libby Strout You ve probably heard of me You ve probably watched the video of me being rescued from my own house At last count 6345981 people have watched it so there s a good chance you re one of them Three years ago I was American s Fattest Teen I weighed 653 pounds at my heaviest which means I was approximately 500 pounds overweight I haven t always been fat The short version of the story is that my mom died and I got fat but somehow I m still here This is no way my father s fault Two months after I was rescued we moved to a different neighborhood on the other side of town These days I can leave the house on my own I ve lost 302 pounds The size of two entire people I have around 190 left to go and I m fine with that I like who I am For one thing I can run now And ride in the car And buy clothes at the mall instead of special ordering them And I can twirl Aside from no longer being afraid of organ failure that may be the best thing about now versus then Tomorrow is my first day of school since fifth grade My new title will be high school junior which let s face it sounds a lot better than America s Fattest Teen But it s hard to be anything but TERRIFIED OUT OF MY SKULL I wait for the panic attack to come And of course we all know when she gets to school the jerkholes start bullying her I hate them so much I could just scream But Libby is a force of nature She don t take too much shite from anyone She ignores it or in case of boys she just knocks them on their arse She my hero This is the way she meets the other main character Jack I love him too I will get to him in a minute He s going to do something to Libby that is a horrible prank for the big girls He puts a note in her bag before talking about it and apologizing but he gets what he deserves I m lying on the cafeteria floor and the girl is standing over me My jaw feels knocked loose it s over somewhere in Ohio I give it a rub to make sure it s still attached and my hand comes away covered in blood I say What the hell My words are garbled Jesus I think she broke my voice box Why did you punch me WHY DID YOU GRAB MEMy eyes go to her backpack to the letter sticking out of the pocket I just managed to shove it into I want to say You ll understand later but I can t speak because I m wiping the blood from my mouth Jack is popular dude at the school but he has a big problem He has prosopagnosia PROSOPAGNOSIA 1 An inability to recognize the faces of familiar people typically as a result of damage to the brain 2 when everyone is a stranger Jack has figured this out for himself by research He has never told his family or friends He gets away with it by other means You can read the book and find out When Libby was little she lived across the street from three boys and I loved it because she called them Sam Dean and Cas She loved the show Supernatural too They were her only friends well friends in her head Until that day she was taken from her home by crane and moved away The story goes back and forth to things that happened in the past to the present And it wasn t confusing at all I m surprised because I get confused easy It turns out that Libby and Jack are pushed together by being in a group after school for being bad Then they start to get to know each other and it s so fun and it s so wonderful They help each other And yeah some sad stuff happens but it all works out in the end And let me tell you there is one part where Libby stands up to the whole school in such a way that I cried my eyes out I wish I could add the excerpt like the other ones but it s one you should read for yourself I just love her Did I say that already This book makes me feel sad mad and good Libby makes me feel good for so many reasons and that s enough for me I will read this many times and get some inspiration from Libby I wish I had a friend like her The saddest part is I almost didn t read this book because of so many negative reviews It does have a lot of good reviews but now I don t care what people think I read what I want and I m glad I found a gem that works for ME I got this print book through the BloggingForBooks ProgramMY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading List

  • Paperback
  • 408
  • Holding Up the Universe
  • Jennifer Niven
  • Portuguese
  • 05 March 2019
  • 9789896652005

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    (EPUB) [Holding Up the Universe] 05052016 WE HAVE A COVER 3UPDATEMy reaction to everyone saying this book is offensive At first I wasn't going to say anything but then the comments and review updates on here and Twitter started to really hit a

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    (EPUB) [Holding Up the Universe] READ & DOWNLOAD â RALPHLAUREN-DRESSES.US â Jennifer Niven READ & DOWNLOAD Holding Up the Universe Welcome to the internet in the year 2016 Where a simple book blurb broke the internet for a few days A teenage girl who was rescued from her

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Holding Up the Universe (EPUB) [Holding Up the Universe] Jennifer Niven â 1 READ & DOWNLOAD You know I don't care what anyone thinks I just loved the hell out of this book I happy cried so many times in this book And there will probably be some SPOILERS I don't know my feels right now are out of control This review is going to be all over the place because I'm crazy and that's just the way it is I love Libby so much In

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    (EPUB) [Holding Up the Universe] TIME FOR THE ROAST I read All the Bright Places last year and ended up dnfing it because I had huge problems with

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    (EPUB) [Holding Up the Universe] READ & DOWNLOAD Holding Up the Universe This was eual parts special and frustrating for me But definitely emphasis on the special There were moments when my Vulcan soul FAILED ME COMPLETELY and I turned into a mush of suishy feels FEEEEEEEELS I think Jennifer Niven is a WIZARD OF FEELS STABBING and I love her for it Omg I did love this book I did But there were several things that made me pout in a puddle but I'll get to them in a moment PATIENCE GRASSHOPPERAlso this is not as d

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    (EPUB) [Holding Up the Universe] REREAD I fell in love with this book allll over again I adore Libby I adore what she stands for I love what this book stands for The hope it instills How personal it is to the author and how appreciative I am that she shared her st

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    Jennifer Niven â 1 READ & DOWNLOAD (EPUB) [Holding Up the Universe] ah yes so here we are again the classic case of ‘i can appreciate this book for the story that it is but it definitely di

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    (EPUB) [Holding Up the Universe] 4 stars Holding Up the Universe was an interesting and moving read with complex characters and a uniue storyline I listened the the audio version of this book and once I hit play I didn’t want to stop When I rea

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Holding Up the Universe (EPUB) [Holding Up the Universe] READ & DOWNLOAD â RALPHLAUREN-DRESSES.US â Jennifer Niven Edit Looks like they updated the synopsis I hope this book is less offensive than the synopsis

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