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Holding Up the Universe

Jennifer Niven

A New York Times Bestseller 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. "Niven is adept at creating characters. . . . [Libby's] courage and body-positivity make for a joyful reading experience." --The New York Times "Holding Up the Universe . . . taps into the universal need to be understood. To be wanted. And that's what makes it such a

A New York Times Bestseller 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. "Niven is adept at creating characters. . . . [Libby's] courage and body-positivity make for a joyful reading experience." --The New York Times "Holding Up the Universe . . . taps into the universal need to be understood. To be wanted. And that's what makes it such a
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A New York Times Bestseller 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. "Niven is adept at creating characters. . . . [Libby's] courage and body-positivity make for a joyful reading experience." --The New York Times "Holding Up the Universe . . . taps into the universal need to be understood. To be wanted. And that's what makes it such a

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jorjeana Marie, Robbie Daymond

Length:

9h 5m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

03:54


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

03:58


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

02:45


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

03:42


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

05:23


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

08:04


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

04:39


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

04:27


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

01:53


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

05:02


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

09:21


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

02:33


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

01:02


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

04:52


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

08:19


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

02:06


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

05:11


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

05:10


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

02:00


Part 2
Part 2

04:52


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

05:42


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

07:44


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

00:59


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

04:58


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

02:34


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

01:26


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

04:38


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

04:44


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

09:56


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

06:28


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

01:20


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

02:40


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

07:21


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

03:49


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

03:55


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

02:23


Part 5, Chapter 36
Part 5, Chapter 36

05:43


Part 5, Chapter 37
Part 5, Chapter 37

02:10


Part 5, Chapter 38
Part 5, Chapter 38

02:10


Part 5, Chapter 39
Part 5, Chapter 39

02:45


Part 5, Chapter 40
Part 5, Chapter 40

06:43


Part 5, Chapter 41
Part 5, Chapter 41

03:32


Part 6, Chapter 42
Part 6, Chapter 42

02:39


Part 6, Chapter 43
Part 6, Chapter 43

01:08


Part 6, Chapter 44
Part 6, Chapter 44

05:02


Part 6, Chapter 45
Part 6, Chapter 45

03:41


Part 6, Chapter 46
Part 6, Chapter 46

03:28


Part 6, Chapter 47
Part 6, Chapter 47

00:48


Part 6, Chapter 48
Part 6, Chapter 48

07:09


Part 6, Chapter 49
Part 6, Chapter 49

08:06


Part 6, Chapter 50
Part 6, Chapter 50

06:50


Part 6, Chapter 51
Part 6, Chapter 51

02:34


Part 6, Chapter 52
Part 6, Chapter 52

02:33


Part 6, Chapter 53
Part 6, Chapter 53

04:39


Part 6, Chapter 54
Part 6, Chapter 54

00:57


Part 6, Chapter 55
Part 6, Chapter 55

02:19


Part 7, Chapter 56
Part 7, Chapter 56

06:22


Part 7, Chapter 57
Part 7, Chapter 57

08:44


Part 7, Chapter 58
Part 7, Chapter 58

03:42


Part 8, Chapter 59
Part 8, Chapter 59

06:29


Part 8, Chapter 60
Part 8, Chapter 60

02:01


Part 8, Chapter 61
Part 8, Chapter 61

13:01


Part 8, Chapter 62
Part 8, Chapter 62

06:10


Part 8, Chapter 63
Part 8, Chapter 63

04:56


Part 8, Chapter 64
Part 8, Chapter 64

02:35


Part 8, Chapter 65
Part 8, Chapter 65

01:11


Part 8, Chapter 66
Part 8, Chapter 66

01:47


Part 9, Chapter 67
Part 9, Chapter 67

10:28


Part 9, Chapter 68
Part 9, Chapter 68

01:01


Part 9, Chapter 69
Part 9, Chapter 69

09:53


Part 9, Chapter 70
Part 9, Chapter 70

02:04


Part 9, Chapter 71
Part 9, Chapter 71

05:35


Part 9, Chapter 72
Part 9, Chapter 72

04:55


Part 9, Chapter 73
Part 9, Chapter 73

02:39


Part 9, Chapter 74
Part 9, Chapter 74

01:30


Part 9, Chapter 75
Part 9, Chapter 75

01:57


Part 9, Chapter 76
Part 9, Chapter 76

00:35


Part 9, Chapter 77
Part 9, Chapter 77

04:23


Part 9, Chapter 78
Part 9, Chapter 78

03:08


Part 10, Chapter 79
Part 10, Chapter 79

03:53


Part 10, Chapter 80
Part 10, Chapter 80

08:04


Part 10, Chapter 81
Part 10, Chapter 81

01:05


Part 10, Chapter 82
Part 10, Chapter 82

07:42


Part 10, Chapter 83
Part 10, Chapter 83

10:11


Part 10, Chapter 84
Part 10, Chapter 84

05:03


Part 10, Chapter 85
Part 10, Chapter 85

03:53


Part 10, Chapter 86
Part 10, Chapter 86

02:12


Part 11, Chapter 87
Part 11, Chapter 87

01:56


Part 11, Chapter 88
Part 11, Chapter 88

07:43


Part 11, Chapter 89
Part 11, Chapter 89

07:57


Part 11, Chapter 90
Part 11, Chapter 90

01:37


Part 11, Chapter 91
Part 11, Chapter 91

07:09


Part 11, Chapter 92
Part 11, Chapter 92

01:09


Part 11, Chapter 93
Part 11, Chapter 93

01:43


Part 11, Chapter 94
Part 11, Chapter 94

02:16


Part 11, Chapter 95
Part 11, Chapter 95

00:23


Part 12, Chapter 96
Part 12, Chapter 96

04:04


Part 12, Chapter 97
Part 12, Chapter 97

05:46


Part 12, Chapter 98
Part 12, Chapter 98

04:23


Part 13, Chapter 99
Part 13, Chapter 99

07:23


Part 13, Chapter 100
Part 13, Chapter 100

01:02


Part 13, Chapter 101
Part 13, Chapter 101

01:21


Part 13, Chapter 102
Part 13, Chapter 102

00:26


Part 13, Chapter 103
Part 13, Chapter 103

03:09


Part 13, Chapter 104
Part 13, Chapter 104

02:05


Part 13, Chapter 105
Part 13, Chapter 105

05:57


Part 13, Chapter 106
Part 13, Chapter 106

05:22


Part 13, Chapter 107
Part 13, Chapter 107

08:32


Part 13, Chapter 108
Part 13, Chapter 108

01:35


Part 13, Chapter 109
Part 13, Chapter 109

02:32


Part 14, Chapter 110
Part 14, Chapter 110

02:52


Part 14, Chapter 111
Part 14, Chapter 111

04:38


Part 14, Chapter 112
Part 14, Chapter 112

06:55


Part 14, Chapter 113
Part 14, Chapter 113

03:58


Part 14, Chapter 114
Part 14, Chapter 114

01:26


Part 14, Chapter 115
Part 14, Chapter 115

01:09


Part 14, Chapter 116
Part 14, Chapter 116

07:02


Part 14, Chapter 117
Part 14, Chapter 117

00:59


Part 14, Chapter 118
Part 14, Chapter 118

04:16


Part 14, Chapter 119
Part 14, Chapter 119

01:11


Part 14, Chapter 120
Part 14, Chapter 120

01:34


Part 14, Chapter 121
Part 14, Chapter 121

08:36


Part 14, Chapter 122
Part 14, Chapter 122

04:58


Part 14, Chapter 123
Part 14, Chapter 123

03:01


Part 14, Chapter 124
Part 14, Chapter 124

04:20


Part 14, Chapter 125
Part 14, Chapter 125

01:12


Part 14, Chapter 126
Part 14, Chapter 126

03:12


Part 14, Chapter 127
Part 14, Chapter 127

05:25


Part 14, Chapter 128
Part 14, Chapter 128

01:55


Part 14, Chapter 129
Part 14, Chapter 129

08:09


Part 14, Chapter 130
Part 14, Chapter 130

00:47


Part 14, Chapter 131
Part 14, Chapter 131

00:29