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Holding up the universe

Author: Jennifer Niven
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Romance fiction
Love stories
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Niven, Jennifer.
Holding up the universe.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2016]
(DLC) 2016029920
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Niven
ISBN: 9780385755924 0385755929 9780385755924 0385755929 9780385755931 0385755937 9780141357058 0141357053
OCLC Number: 936143524
Description: 391 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Jennifer Niven.

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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, 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.

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