Holding Up the Universe

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Holding Up the Universe

Holding Up the Universe

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It’s simply trying to say that everyone should have an equal chance at everything this life has to offer and yes even though it may sound cheesy, that does include love life, romance and all. Also, remember, DOESN’T MATTER WHETHER YOU’RE FAIR OR DARK, SHORT OR TALL, SKINNY OR FAT, FLAWLESS OR ZITTY, OR JUST ANYWHERE IN BETWEEN - YOU ARE WANTED - DON’T EVER LET ANYONE CONVINCE YOU OTHERWISE.

It plays into the bullying and belittling dialogues about people who are overweight rather than allowing people to love themselves for who they are, no matter their weight. It seemed like Jennifer Niven spent the whole time trying to convince me these characters were interesting, rather than them actually being interesting. She’s spent a lot of her young adult life getting healthy and she is nowhere near thin, but she’s happy with herself.You know how far I’ve come and I know how far I’ve come, but everyone else just sees me for how large I am or where I was years ago, not who I am now. It’s about a special guy who sees a special girl not because of her physical weight but of her inner weight, because she has the biggest heart, because she matters greatly. Not for the romance, but for the message, for the underlying subject of dealing with obesity and questioning the general norms of beauty in our society. That seems impossible to me, but I guess this book never was about the reality of the issues it offered up. It feels like the characters are a means to an end for the purposes of creating a relationship and isolating their differences so that they are SOLELY DEFINED by those differences (despite claims to the otherwise).

The ultimate message is uplifting and positive and one that teenagers everywhere need to hear: be yourself and you deserve to be wanted and loved for who you are.

High school is hard enough without adding in the fat shaming factor and I really admired her strength and tenacity when dealing with the hateful comments of others. The author tried to portray Libby as a person who is fighting against bullying- but she refers to herself as fat many times. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

and finally, i wish people would stop rating books before they come out and before they've read them. This book is something that if I had it in high-school I would have highlighted ever stinking line of it. In Jack, Libby sees someone who is hiding their true self, someone who understands what it's like to have secrets and sadness and emotional anguish, while in Libby, Jack sees fearlessness, even when she's being mistreated. There's not a single guy in the world who could tell me I make them feel like they "swallowed the sun and it's shooting out of every pore" without me bursting into hysterical laughter. so is it fair to judge a different book by the same author when you know they are capable of doing better?As usual, I feel powerful and energetic after finishing the book because she made Jack and Libby a happy couple and wrapped all those matters up lovely. My new title will be high school junior, which, let's face it, sounds a lot better than America's Fattest Teen. Yes, it does show the prejudice and ostracism and isolation and self-loathing/fear the characters feel, but I don't feel like the narrative does a good job with actually DEALING with the complexity of those experiences and why they are, where they come from without dictation. Jack has for years suffered a terrible condition that forces him to be on alert all the time and to have for friends and girlfriend the people less indicated. There were a few things like that: moments where both characters seemed to display traits solely for the purpose of just having these problems in the book, not because it added to the story.



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