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Holding Up the Universe

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Get that Jack can t recognise anyone s ace Ever BUT DON T WORRY BECAUSE AT LEAST HE CAN RECOGNISE LIBBY I mean isn t that just an amazing loophole I honestly am not entirely sure if that is a legit thing that could happen I tried googling it but I couldn t ind anything decent about whether there are actually loopholes Never orget guys love can cure everything including mental illnesses obesity and MOST IMPORTANTLY RANDOM BRAIN ILLNESSES THAT MAKE YOU FORGET EVERYONES FACE Just Stories for a Romantic Heart: Over One Hundred Treasures to Touch Your Soul fall in love and you reixed These are not the type of books we need in our lives and I would not recommend this book to anyone REREAD I Spain in Mind fell in love with this book allll over again I adore Libby I adore what she standsor I love what this book stands The Inheritance: Part 1 for The hope it instills How personal it is to the author and how appreciative I am that she shared her story with us I m rootingor this book I m rooting The Curious World Of Christmas for myself I m rootingor all the readers who have ever elt less than As Libby would say about herself I am magic and so as are you Initial reviewI m sure a lot of you will remember the ton of backlash this book received when the blurb was revealed I mean let s not get into that aspect of people having the audacity to judge and write off a book when they haven t read a single page of it It s aggravating to the coreSo having read the book yes there is a lot of at shaming that s mentioned throughout the book Fat shaming that the main character has to deal with ie the bullying she goes through because of her weight But also the main character The Best Canadian Animal Stories fat shaming herself because of her insecurity as a direct result of the bullies and otheractors I personally don t see how this is a problem to bring to light this sort of issue Yes it was slightly uncomfortable to read at times making it real and raw But we ask or diverse and complex bookscharacters then moan when a controversial topic is raised This is exactly the kind of realistic bullshit some people unfortunately have to deal with as ugly as it may seem As well as the insecurity and the mental health issues that come alongside it I don t understand how it was even assumed that the author was ridiculing people who deal with weight and mental health problems If perhaps they d waited a little longer or some clarification and did their research they d have known that this topic is uite personal to the author But that s not all that the book is about Yes the character struggles with her weight she s insecure to an extent but she s absolutely uckin strong She s almost sure about who she is As sure as a teenager can be She refuses to let her weight define her stand in her way of her dreams and ights the The Commemerative fuck back against anyone that dares to ridicule her And she s happy dammit This element is what made the bookor me She was headstrong to begin with because she made herself be so Though there are romantic aspects her problems didn t magically disappear because there was a guy in her life "But She Refused To Hide " she refused to hide true self Because of this I eel that this book is so empowering Because of this I eel that this book is so empowering book that those who eel that can relate to Libby can The Undrowned Child find strength in Though Libby encompasses aspects of her personality that may contradict or clash ie being insecure yet not giving alying The Summer House fuck about anyone it s a great message that one can take away You re neverully one or the other anyway This is what I personally got Before My Heart Stops: A Memoir from this book I guess like every other book people will interpret it differently according to their own understanding and worldview And this is mine Initial review Okay wow It s 4am Read this book in less than a day My heart isloating I m dying with The Yankee Club feels I was not expecting to love this book so much 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 sameeeling 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 ormally 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 antastic character I loved that she s just herself She has a great relationship with her dad and meets some good The Catholic Home: Celebrations and Traditions for Holidays, Feast Days, and Every Day friends throughout this journeyor 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 Green Metropolis: The Extraordinary Landscapes of New York City as Nature, History, and Design friends He sunny charming and cool But he struggles every single moment of every single day See Jack has this secret He can t recognize The Magic Cake Shop faces I can t even imagine how that wouldeel To wake up each morning look at my husband and not recognize his ace That s how it is or Jack He knows his brother s hair style and he can tell his other brother by his ears but the system is not lawless 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 or it Jack and Libby s relationship is complicated at Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability first The way they meet the reason they re spending so much time together Theirriendship 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 The Curious World of Wine: Facts, Legends, and Lore About the Drink We Love So Much for Libbyrom the very start warmed my heart Even though there were some hard to read moments the story overall was a positive one I American Hunger: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Series felt happy when Iinished I give this one 4 stars Because sometimes when you meet someone it changes the world theirs and your. 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. Inally reach that point when the crane is brought out that her dad knows that help is needed He wants to save his daughter He gets her helpThen comes to the point in the story where she is going back to school She has lost some weight she is still overweight by public opinion BUT this girl totally knows who she isFor exampleon the The Mother Zone first day back at schoolHey he saysHeyIs it trueat girls give better blow jobsI don t know I ve never gotten a blow job The Void from aat girlJack Masselin This kid hides the The Poke Cookbook: The Freshest Way to Eat Fish fact that he recognizes no one sace Not even his own amily He once screamed that his mom was kidnapping him because she had gotten a haircut and he didn t have the amiliar markers to place her in his mindHe plays the cool guy at school but he lives in The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War fear that someone will discover his secret Then they end up in group counseling together This is not a boy rescue theat girl story This is a story of two people realizing who exactly they areand owning itPeople are shitty Sicilian Lives for a lot of reasons Sometimes they re just shitty people Sometimes people have been shitty to them and even though they don t realize it they take that shitty upbringing and go out into the world and treat others the same way Sometimes they re shitty because they re afraid Sometimes they choose to be shitty to others before others can be shitty to them So it s like self defensive shittinessBooks like this are exactly why I read young adultJennifer Nevin I hope you pat yourself on the back And the haters TIME FOR THE ROAST I read All the Bright Places last year and ended up dnfing it because I had huge problems with basically every aspect of it I m actually really proud of myselfor Tattoo a Banana: And Other Ways to Turn Anything and Everything Into Art finishing this even though I did skim read the last 25% of it Honestly when this bookirst came out I saw the authors name and instantly avoided this book However after seeing a lot of people give it 5 stars despite all of the problematic aspects I had seen I decided to pick this book up Alice Oliver for the roastHonestly you can read the blurb and be offended I sure was The blurb is a joke just like the rest of the book 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 thenorcing them to The Protestant Temperament fall in love I sayorcing because there is 0 chemistry between these characters 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 Dead parent That's So '90s Pop!: A Fill-In Activity Book for you random illnessor you a bit of anxiety on the side as well as extreme obesity and we ve got our perfect story Everyone will definitely love it I strongly uestion the motives behind writing a novel such as this oneI m trying to decide whether I hate Libby or Jack I think it must be Libby because dammit she s annoying as all hell I actually sent my The Radiant Child friends 14 different video rants and then another couple text rants about how annoying this bitch is In case youorgot I don t think you could possibly orget because she mentions it every single sentence Libby was once The World S Fattest World s Fattest Teen she s still obese but she has lost a bit of My main problem with her is that she really does not want to be known as the at girl any but she s CONSTANTLY talking about it Her entire inner monologue is just about her weight and omfg it was so infuriating Also when she becomes The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data friends with anotherat girl she legit says she talks about her weight a lot You re telling me that this bitch who constantly talks about being at is complaining that her other at riend talks about her weight a lot What #ON EARTH IS THIS BULLSHIT ALSO #Earth is this bullshit Also s not orget that on her Talking to Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, first day of school she walked in and said this to herself Somewhere in this school could be a boy Iall in love with One of these Talking to Dragons fine young men might be the one who at long last claims my heart and my body I am the Pauline Potter of Martin Van Buren High School I am going to sex the rest of this weight right off me Let s also notorget that when she describes her bed she has to clarify that this is NOT the bed she had when she was trapped in her house because she was so Three Times the Love fat I lie on my bed not the same bed I spent twentyour hours a day on back when I couldn t leave the house but a new one we bought after I lost some weight Jack was just a straight up annoying douche and the only thing I liked about this entire book is that he told his little brother that it s okay if he takes a purse to school because he can do whatever he wants I appreciate that I think Jack says it best when he describes himself by saying he really looks like an asshole I agree Jack I agree But then a The Drowning Man few chapters later he says that the song Sexy Back is something that should be played when he walks somewhere For the love of God please shut up Jack Also every other character in this story like in All the Bright Places offers absolutely nothing to the storyline and they only add to that awful stereotype that everyone in high school is an asshole and the world is against me because everyone hates me in school A major problem I have with this authors work in general is that the characters are incredibly one dimensional Hell I think it d be too complexor them to even have a The Bride of Willow Creek favourite colour that s how much depth they have Like in All the Bright Places these characters are only their physical traits or illnesses and that is extremely harmful I know that these things can be all consuming but there s a HUGE difference between it being all consuming and it being your entire personality and storyIf you ignore all of the above problems this book is still crappy It s just a badly written love story where 2 characters act like idiots and thenall in love despite there being no chemistry Also don t or. 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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 or the book as a whole Yet another book that insensitively uses its characters to create an angsty romanceIf anything I eel 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 or romantic angst and I received a lot of backlash The Lively Art of Writing for writing that review But this just seems to confirm it Ieel like Niven has given very little thought to what it means to portray an obese character and a character with a cognitive disorder I eel 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 at 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 aces and despite having zero chemistry they all in lurrrve They are defined by these singular differences ie being the The Glass Ocean fat girl and being unable to recognize anyone never onceeeling like human beingsI m sure some readers will see the decision to have such different protagonists as an indication of depth but I truly eel 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 at shames and bullies Libby obviously because we all know pretty popular girls are mean shallow and have no eelingsAlso and this is way offensive to me than the blurb was Libby s journey to self love seems to entirely revolve around inding 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 The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness fall in love with One of theseine 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 ine Or she could learn to love herself without a guy Also what teenager says ine menThe pacing also slows down as the story moves Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I've Learned So Far) forward I remembereeling 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 Serenity Role Playing Game feelingsor 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 Save the Cupcake! face blindnessrom his Tressed to Kill (Southern Beauty Shop, familyor years That seems impossible to me but I guess this book never was about the reality of the issues it offered up And Tressed to Kill finally nauseating prose like this The way Ieel 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 eel the ground beneath you so as much as you think you could go lying off you know you won tThere s not a single guy in the world who could tell me I make them The Dancer Who Flew: A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev 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 Welcome to the internet in the year 2016 Where a simple book blurb broke the internetor a ew days A teenage girl who was rescued rom her house because her weight kept her a prisoner Then through in a statement about how she is returning to high school akathe real world
AFTER BEING HOMESCHOOLED I KNOW LET 
being homeschooled I KNOW Let all run and one star and bash the book Not And all you guys thought I was THE BIGGEST BULLY ON HERE DIDN T YOU BECAUSE biggest bully on here didn t you Because had or once stopped to think about what the book meantand it made me drool all over myselfI didn t jump on the bandwagon I wanted the book even Because I ve been a bit on the at side many times in my life I lose some weight and then I gain some weight Big dang deal I can say that now I couldn t when I was this character s age I home school my kid AND YES sometimes we talk about him joining the real world again Does that mean he is socially awkward Hell noThis book is something that if I had it in high school I would have highlighted ever stinking line of it It would have became my Shelby bible of how to deal with all the assholes that dwell in high school and real lifeThese charactersLibby Stout she is the girl that was taken rom her house By a crane Because her mom had died suddenly and she could not cope Food became her crutch her dad didn t know how to deal with it and triedhe did try But when someone is bent on self destruction sometimes that path can t be detoured She does Libby outrora a rapariga mais gorda da América conseguiu inalmente ultrapassar o desgosto causado pela morte da mãe e está pronta para voltar a viver Ja.