Hey Everyone, Glad to have you back. Writing is my passion, and people say to be passionate about what you love. I love to write but sometimes I don’t feel like it, cause I am such a sloth. I feel bored as soon as I publish some posts, and the rest is history (hehehe). In today’s article, we will be discussing ‘Holding Up the Universe – Jennifer Niven’. There are two things that always have my focus is Reading and Writing. When I either read or write, I feel like I’m in another world where I can’t even listen to my sister sitting beside me.
This article contains some reviews, ratings, and quotes from the book ‘Holding Up the Universe – Jennifer Niven’.
Jennifer Niven is an American Author. She is best known for the 2015 young adult book ‘All the Bright Places’. Jennifer grew up in Indiana, besides writing she has also worked as a screenwriter, journalist, and an associate producer at ABC Television.
She struggled a long way to be recognized all around the world. Holding Up the Universe is also a young adult novel that has the inspiration of Niven’s own life. She described a little bit of her story in the novel. The problems that she has faced with weight and subsequent bullying as a teenager after the death of her mother.
Holding Up the Universe
Ratings: 4.3/5 (Amazon)
You are loved, and you are necessary. Jennifer Niven delivers another heart-touching, thrilling love story about finding that one person who sees you for who you really are no matter what.
Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, but no one’s ever looked beyond her weight to see who she really is. After her mother’s death, Libby’s been hiding; but now under all circumstances, she’s ready to go to High school, to make new friends, new love and for every possibility, life has to offer.
Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin too, he’s got swagger but deep down he has a secret that he doesn’t want anyone to know. He has a problem that he can’t recognize faces even his own brothers are strangers to him. So, he’d decided to be charming, be hilarious and don’t get too close to anyone.
When he meets Libby Strout when the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game, which surprisingly settles them in group counseling and community service. They both were pissed but eventually realized that the more they spend time together, the less alone they feel. Because that’s what happens; sometimes when you meet someone, the whole universe just comes into focus.
Quotes from the Book
“It’s about the important things, like the way their face lights up when they laugh, or the way they move as they’re walking towards you, or the way their freckles create a map of the stars.” ~Holding Up the Universe
“We don’t ever leave that old world behind. We just create a new one.” ~Holding Up the Universe
“You might not want to burn your bridges when you’re standing on an island.” ~Holding Up the Universe
“I want you to know I’m rooting for you.’ Sometimes we need to hear that, even from a stranger.” ~Holding Up the Universe
“I think of something my mom used to say, about how as scary as it is to go after dreams, it’s even scarier not to.” ~Holding Up the Universe
Coming to the reviews, yup I read this book over a hundred times and I enjoyed reading it every time. This is such an appreciated artwork of Jennifer Niven. I would 100% recommend this to you as well and do share your experience. Take Care.