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Holding Up the UniverseHolding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was busting out of my skin to read this book as I absolutely loved All the Bright Places and while it didn’t give me all of the feelings that ATBP did (like my heart had been ripped out and chewed up and I didn’t stop crying for hours), I really enjoyed it.
I really liked Libby and connected with her hopes and fears. I didn’t feel sorry for her at all, and I think that is what I liked so much about her – she knew who she was and what she wanted and had so much guts to confront all of the assholes that she had to deal with, she didn’t feel sorry for herself and deserves respect and admiration.
I liked Jack also, but didn’t really connect with him. It was interesting reading about someone with face blindness and how he coped with it, the strategies that he had development just to get through each day and what he thought he had to do to fit in.
Overall I enjoyed this story which highlights the age-old fact that it is what is on the inside that counts, that being kind is like magic to some people and that there are loads of assholes in the world.

Thanks to Penguin UK and Netgalley for a copy of this book.

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