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Holding Up the Universe

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But if he bullies Libby himself, he can make sure things don't go from disgusting to far, far worse.

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.So, having read the book, yes, there is a lot of 'fat-shaming' that's mentioned throughout the book. I know what you’re thinking- if you hate it so much and it’s such a burden, just lose the weight, and then that job will go away.

The fact that Jack was the only person who knows what happened to his brain and that he can’t tell who is who when too many faces are flashing before his eyes until he told Libby doesn’t make much sense to me. She became "The fattest girl in America" and after many therapies and several years of studying from home she goes back to school.When Jack and Libby meet, they discover that the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel. 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. A contemporary romantic novel so yes, it could be cheesy with several cheesy romantic declarations a girl wouldn’t normally hear from a guy [Now if you don’t like this stuff, then it’s probably not for you. If you see me in class today or in the hallways or in the cafeteria or ANYWHERE ELSE ON EARTH, do not talk to me. I think Niven did a great job of describing what day to day life would be like living with this condition.

Everyone is so quick to point and blame Jennifer Niven for being offensive, for romanizing mental illness, for not "understanding" fatness. and finally, i wish people would stop rating books before they come out and before they've read them. Llegó a ser "La chica más gorda de América" y después de muchas terapias y de años estudiando desde la casa vuelve a la escuela. Libby several years ago and being a little girl suffered a very great loss in her life, which led her to eat to fill the emptiness of her heart. Only towards the end of the narrative do the characters have something of a coming to terms and it's a quick resolution that feels unfulfilling and lacking the weight of the events that led up to that ending.

I guess, like every other book, people will interpret it differently, according to their own understanding and worldview. I’m honestly so sick of contemporaries in the present day that are just based around putting 2 characters in the worst possible situation and then forcing them to fall in love – I say forcing because there is 0 chemistry between these characters. He had a lot of growth by the end, but ultimately I still feel Libby deserves a better guy than him. Hearing the main character struggled with self-esteem and body issues made me think I was going to relate to her.

While I liked the chemistry between these two characters, I had a really hard time with the fat shaming. Jennifer Niven delivers another poignant, exhilarating love story about finding that person who sees yo Gorgeously written and oh-so-deeply felt, Holding Up the Universe contains one of my favorite characters of all time! I am not a fan of All the Bright Places, it was one of those books where everyone loved it except me. the classic case of ‘i can appreciate this book for the story that it is, but it definitely didnt live up to its potential.

JENNIFER NIVEN HERSELF HAD OBESITY ISSUES AND THE PROSOPAGNOSIA PLOT-POINT WAS INSPIRED BY SOMEONE SHE PERSONALLY KNEW. Jack won me over early on, just knowing he was rooting for Libby from the very start warmed my heart. I swear some authors just have a big long list of mental illnesses, diseases or unfortunate scenarios that they scroll down and eeny, meeny, miny, moe which ones they will choose. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for EVERY POSSIBILITY LIFE HAS TO OFFER. I know what you're thinking--if you hate it so much and it's such a burden, just lose the weight, and then that job will go away.

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