Holding Up the Universe

By NIVEN, Jennifer

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9780385755924
Publisher
Random


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on August 1, 2016  |  Young Adult

Gr 9 Up—Libby Strout is used to being alone. After her mother's unexpected death, she had eaten her grief away to the point of morbid obesity. Her trials and challenges with this issue turned her into a social media spectacle and forced her into seclusion. Now she is entering high school after years of homeschooling and a medical surgery that helped her go from 600 to 300 pounds. Jack Masselin is the resident bad boy and part of the "in" crowd, but his behavior is all a facade to cover up a big secret. Jack has prosopagnosia, a neurological conditio...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

Former "America's Fattest Teen" Libby Strout has finally lost enough weight to go back to school, only to immediately find herself a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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