Review: Holding Up the Universe 

Title: Holding Up the Universe 

Author: Jennifer Niven

Genre: Romance Fiction

Pages: 387

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

ISBN: 978-1-524-71320-1


EVERYONE THINKS RHEY 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. Since 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. I know the past I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do everything.
Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the art of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a 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, but he can’t understand what’s going on with the inner workings of his own brain n 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-Libby and Jack are both angry, 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.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4/5)


This I the first Niven book, I haven’t read AtBP before. And it took me a while to pick this up. I bought the book last December 2016 but I read it March of this year. 

I have heard so much good things about HUTU. Until I started reading it it became clear to me how beautiful this book is.

Let me start with the characters, Libby is such a cute girl; I love everything about her in fact i see myself to her in different ways.  Jack is such amazing man and his personality quite surprised me when I turned to read each chapters. I just can’t describe how attached am I with the characters of this book specifically Libby. 

This book is about finding and loving yourself, friendship, fun, bullying.

Yes, the book discussed about bullying which for me is really amazing. Why? Because it shows how can bullying changes or ruins the person being bullied. This book is a big shout out for those who are afraid to speak up for themselves. 

I found the story really relating because I’ve been bullied when I was in high school. I guess me and Libby see High School as the worst time in our lives and of course it has still fun sides…

I am really happy to read such book like this, It literally made me feel loved and belong… I did enjoy reading it the whole time. 

If you are planning to read HUTU I guarantee you you’ll enjoy it as much as I did!… I don’t know but all I can say about this book is that it’s beyond great.. everything seems to be perfect. I love how Ms. Niven pictured all the things happens around us. A really inspiring and moving read…

Such an easy read you could finish it in one sitting without any hustle. A must read for teen who are being bullied. The book made me realize that no matter how much trouble we are experiencing we shouldn’t let these stop us from doing what we love. Though, we all know, in this world, people throw stones that happens to hurt us so much. Loving ourselves is the only key to be happy, being contented to what we have and what we are is the best and of course being sensitive enough for others feelings.

This book have thought me so much lessons.. I would highly recommend this to all, especially to parents and teachers… this book could be a guide to stop bullying..

Let us stop bullying and make everyone feel wanted.💙💙💙

This book has touched my heart and soul so much.



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