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Holding Up the Universe

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
From the author of the New York Times best-seller 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 reengineer and rebuild anything in new and badass 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.

Genre: Young Adult Romance

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March 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Holding Up the Universe
Author(s): Jennifer Niven
ISBN: 1-4328-5132-2 / 978-1-4328-5132-3 (USA edition)
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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Holding Up the Universe - Signed / Autographed
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May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Holding Up the Universe
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ISBN: 0-385-75595-3 / 978-0-385-75595-5 (USA edition)
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September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Holding Up the Universe
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ISBN: 0-14-135705-3 / 978-0-14-135705-8 (UK edition)
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January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Holding Up the Universe
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ISBN: 1-5247-0108-4 / 978-1-5247-0108-6 (USA edition)
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October 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Holding Up the Universe
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ISBN: 0-7352-0750-X / 978-0-7352-0750-9 (USA edition)
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Title: Holding Up the Universe
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Title: Holding Up the Universe
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Title: Holding Up the Universe
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October 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Holding Up the Universe
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Title: Holding Up the Universe
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