Holding Up the Universe

Holding Up the Universe

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Gorgeously written and oh-so-deeply felt - Nicola Yoon, author of Everything Everything and The Sun is Also a Star

From the author of the New York Times bestseller All the Bright Places comes a heart-wrenching story about what it means to see (and love) someone for who they truly are.

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout.
I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything.

Once dubed 'America's Fattest Teen', she is only seen for her weight. Not the girl underneath.

Since her mum's death she's been picking up the pieces in private, alone with her heartbroken father.

But now, Libby is ready. She's ready for high school, for new friends, for love and for every possibility life has to offer.

Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin too.
Be charming. Be hilarious. Don't get too close to anyone.

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.

When Jack and Libby meet, they discover that the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel.
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Product details

  • 12+
  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 26mm | 298g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141357053
  • 9780141357058
  • 3,070

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Niven creates two indelible characters and a heart-stopping romance Publishers Weekly
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Niven is adept at creating characters . . . [Libby's] courage and body-positivity make for a joyful reading experience * The New York Times * A remarkable read * Teen Vogue * A love story that will give you all the feels * Seventeen Magazine * Gorgeously written and oh-so-deeply felt * Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything * Niven creates two indelible characters and a heart-stopping romance * Publishers Weekly *
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About Jennifer Niven

Jennifer Niven is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of ten books, including Breathless, All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe. Her books have been translated into over 75 languages.

All the Bright Places has won literary awards around the world and been turned into a Netflix movie starring Elle Fanning and Justice Smith, with a script by Jennifer and Liz Hannah (The Post).

When she isn't working on multiple book and screen projects, Jennifer also oversees Germ, a literary web magazine for high-school age and beyond. She divides her time between Los Angeles and coastal Georgia with her husband, kids and literary cats.
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59,964 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 30% (17,901)
4 38% (22,999)
3 23% (14,080)
2 6% (3,807)
1 2% (1,177)
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