Holding Up the Universe

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Holding Up the Universe

Holding Up the Universe

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I'm sure a lot of you will remember the ton of backlash this book received when the blurb was revealed.

You know, I applaud anyone who will tackle what it's like to live as something that isn't fitting the majority or status quo or able body norm and presents unique challenges for the people whose stories are being told in a narrative, but you have to be careful that you don't shape the character's experiences solely by those terms. She’s lowered from the ceiling by a crane, larger than life, larger than anyone, and she’s the only one with a face.The dance is in her, as she says, and she dreams of joining the high school's dance troupe and applies to audition.

It's also a book about finding hope after loss and difficult times, and how to hang on to that hope in the face of adversity.Libby hace varios años y siendo una niña sufrió una pérdida muy grande en su vida, lo que la llevó a comer para llenar el vacío de su corazón. However, after seeing a lot of people give it 5 stars – despite all of the problematic aspects I had seen – I decided to pick this book up for the roast.

Like in All the Bright Places, these characters are only their physical traits or illnesses and that is extremely harmful.e. being insecure, yet not giving a flying fuck about anyone — it's a great message that one can take away. A couple years back Libby had gained so much weight that she needed to be rescued from her house to be saved.

This is exactly the kind of realistic bullshit some people unfortunately, have to deal with, as ugly as it may seem. And the fact that she's supposedly "[rejoining] the human race" is shaming the girl for her weight because it's implying that she's lazy or a sloth or to blame somehow for her size - it diminishes her worth as a person. And though I absolutely adored the romance between Libby and Jack, and how they affect each other, I was equally invested in their individual stories. I mean, I've been left completely gutted by Courtney Summers and Lauren Oliver's narratives before, but in ways that made me feel like I identified with the weight of the character's struggles and situations, and to me, the characters they crafted were dimensional, well-thought out, and kept me reading to see what would become of the characters.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.

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