Holding Up the Universe (Inglês) Capa comum – 6 outubro 2016
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Detalhes do produto
- ISBN-10 : 0141357053
- Capa comum : 432 páginas
- ISBN-13 : 978-0141357058
- Dimensões do produto : 12.9 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm
- Editora : Penguin; 01 Edição (6 outubro 2016)
- Nível de leitura : 12 - 18 anos
- Idioma: : Inglês
- Ranking dos mais vendidos: Nº 58,866 em Livros (Conheça o Top 100 na categoria Livros)
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Sobre o Autor
Jennifer Niven is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of ten books, including Breathless, All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe. Her books have been translated into over 75 languages.
All the Bright Places has won literary awards around the world and been turned into a Netflix movie starring Elle Fanning and Justice Smith, with a script by Jennifer and Liz Hannah (The Post).
When she isn't working on multiple book and screen projects, Jennifer also oversees Germ, a literary web magazine for high-school age and beyond. She divides her time between Los Angeles and coastal Georgia with her husband, kids and literary cats.
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Name of the book: Holding Up The Universe
Author: Jennifer Niven (@jenniferniven )
My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5/5
I picked this book up because Jennifer Niven had my heart when I read All The Bright Places all those years ago. If you asked me to pick out a reason as to why I love her work, it would be because she writes about things that matter and she writes it in a way that make them matter to YOU. I had ATBP when I had no clue about mental health disorders and I still felt it. That's what good writing does to you. Makes you feel what you cannot.
Coming back to Holding Up The Universe, I loved it for two reasons: the characters and the character development. This book is about Libby Strout and Jack Masselin. Libby Strout is America's fattest teen and Jack Masselin has prosopagnosia (face blindness). Their story is naked and vulnerable because you'll feel the humiliation and you'll feel the struggle. Libby and Jack have a rough start but they're both compassionate, both outlaws so they fall for each other. There's sunshine and roses until there isn't.
Through Jack I could only imagine how difficult it would be not to remember faces and not recognize people except by identifiers. When Jack says "You deserve to be seen" I know he means it. Libby is brave and Libby will take you out. She's the kind of character we all wish we knew because she fight body shaming. At one point Libby says "My only crime was that I was fat" and that's the best line in the book. This book made me hopeful, made me think that there is an end to bullying and body shaming and all the horrible things people do to feel about themselves. Hope is what takes us forward.
Things I liked:
📚Characters - real, naked, lovable
📚Focused on character development than plot
📚Seeing through Jack's eyes
📚Realistic, nondramatic situations that'll feel natural
📚Didn't end in suicide and that brought hope (mental health books can have an impact without the characters dying)
Things I didn't like:
📚The fact that it probably could have had a little more story to it but that's find
~Do I recommend?
Yes! If you like reading about things that matter, then yes.