Holding Up the Universe

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Holding Up the Universe

Holding Up the Universe

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Once dubbed "America's Fattest Teen," when she weighed 653 pounds at her heaviest and had to be cut out of her childhood home while the media watched, she's spent the last two years being home schooled while she recovered. Libby Strout is a girl who never stopped eating for 3 years after her mother died accidentally when she was 10 and she got the reputation of “America’s Fattest Teen” before she was cut out from her house because she was too big to move on her own. There is so much more that I could say about the writing techniques and the way that you begin to root for the characters, but it would never compare to the reality. e. being insecure, yet not giving a flying fuck about anyone — it's a great message that one can take away.

Libby siendo aún una adolescente te puede enseñar unas cuantas reglas para aplicar en tu vida y Jack es el mejor ejemplo. This certainly was a unique story in many ways, but it didn't feel gimmicky in any way, and there was so much emotion and heart in this story, but it never felt emotionally manipulative. Of course, it’s nowhere near good as All the Bright Places and don’t expect it to be heartbreaking either. It’s actually about a cool girl and an equally cool guy who have decided to accept who and what they are even if that isn’t what is generally accepted by society. Feminism is not mentioned at any point in this book, but I feel certain that Libby is a feminist in the making.My eyes go to her backpack, to the letter sticking out of the pocket I just managed to shove it into. I am not a fan of All the Bright Places, it was one of those books where everyone loved it except me.

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 for the roast. I was sooooo in the mood for a "All in the Bright Places" repeat-type-experience---that the disappointment that I wasn't going to have my desire filled, only added to my already blue mood I've been in this week. And though I absolutely adored the romance between Libby and Jack, and how they affect each other, I was equally invested in their individual stories. And the way she stands up to how she's treated, challenges the views of others and impossible beauty standards, it's like her own feminist campaign.While I liked the chemistry between these two characters, I had a really hard time with the fat shaming. When Libby meets Jack Masselin for the first time, it's an encounter that winds up with both of them getting detention, having to go to counseling, and participate in community service for their school.

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