Holding Up The Universe

ISBN-10: 0385755953
ISBN-13: 9780385755955
Author: Niven, Jennifer
Interest Level: 9-12
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: May 2018

Copyright: 2016

Page Count: 416


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Interest Level

Grades 9-12

Reading Level

Lexile: HL770L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.9
Accelerated Reader Points: 12.0

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Contemporary *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance *

Description
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. 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 re-engineer and rebuild anything in new and bad-ass 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.