Waiting on Wednesday – Holding up the Universe
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.
My “Waiting On” Wednesday selection for this week:
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven.
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
From the author of the New York Times bestseller All the Bright Places comes a heart-wrenching story about what it means to see someone—and love someone—for who they truly are.
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. In that moment, I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything.
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.
Jennifer Niven delivers another poignant, exhilarating love story about finding that person who sees you for who you are—and seeing them right back.
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I just recently read and fell in love with Jennifer Niven’s last book All the Bright Places (Click HERE to read my review). It’s probably one of my favorite books EVER and so just knowing that she has another book coming out in the fall has me so excited, especially since Holding Up the Universe sounds equally amazing. Based on the description, I have a feeling that Holding Up the Universe is going to be one of those books that breaks my heart into a million pieces and that I’ll love it for exactly that reason!
What books are you waiting on this Wednesday?
Great pick ~ am adding it to my TBR pile. Hope we both enjoy it!
Renee ~ My Wow
Me too! Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂
I’m adding this to my tbr pile! 🙂
I’m actually not all that interested in this one! This author seems very popular, but sadly, I’m not a YA contemporary person. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!
Have a fabulous week. 🙂
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Thanks, I hope I do too. And thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I’ll be sure to pay a visit to yours as well 🙂
Yep, can’t wait for this, too! Great pick!!
Thanks for stopping by my WoW!
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Hi Eva and thanks so much for visiting my blog. Yes, I really hope this one will be just as amazing as All the Bright Places. Fingers crossed!