Holding up the Universe

By Jennifer Niven

Publisher: Penguin   Pages: 389

Rated: 5 Stars

This was the first book that I have read by Jennifer and I loved it. From the first page, I was hooked and just couldn’t put it down!

Libbs is really easy to relate to as a person as well as her personal experiences of bullying, issues with weight on both sides of the spectrum plus being able to find confidence in who she is and accepting that!

The whole concept of Jack being face-blind was fascinating! Disability is known to be a difficult subject for people to talk about, even nowadays, and for him to be hiding it then learning to accept who he is, is something I believe we all need to do. We are all perfect and have things that we hide away from and don’t want others to know about. Jack, being so popular and knowing how nasty some teens/kids can be, was brave to step out of his comfort zone to be who he was meant to be.

If you can’t tell, I found this book inspiring, motivational and an amazing read. With romance, confidence and eye-opening areas this is a book you should pick up, even if it isn’t your ‘type’ of book. The underlying point of the book, to accept yourself and others, needs to be incorporated more into daily life.

I beamed from beginning to end!




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