Self because of her insecurity as a direct result of the bullies and other actors I personally don t see how this is a problem to factors I personally don t see how this is a problem to to light this sort of issue Yes it was slightly uncomfortable to read at times making it real and raw But we ask or diverse and complex bookscharacters then moan when a controversial topic is raised This is exactly the kind of realistic bullshit some people unfortunately have to deal with as ugly as it may seem As well as the insecurity and the mental health issues that come alongside it I don t understand how it was even that come alongside it I don t understand how it was even that the author was ridiculing people who deal with weight and mental health problems If perhaps they d waited a little longer or some clarification and did their research they d have known that this topic is uite personal to the author But that s not all that the book is about Yes the character struggles with her weight she s insecure to an extent but she s absolutely Politically Incorrect fuckin strong She s almost sure about who she is As sure as a teenager can be She refuses to let her weight define her stand in her way of her dreams andights the Beyond Varallan fuck back against anyone that dares to ridicule her And she s happy dammit This element is what made the bookor me She was headstrong to begin with because she made herself be so Though there are romantic aspects her problems didn t magically disappear because there was a guy in her life But she refused to hide her true self Because of this I eel that this book is so empowering A book that those who eel that can relate to Libby can ind strength in Though Libby encompasses empowering A book that those who eel that can relate to Libby can Dona Flor find strength in Though Libby encompasses of her personality that may contradict or clash ie being insecure yet not giving alying Rocker Babies Wear Jeans fuck about anyone it s a great message that one can take away You re neverully one or the other anyway This is what I personally got rom this book I guess like every other book people will interpret it differently according to their own understanding and worldview And this is mine Initial review Okay wow It s 4am Read this book in less than a day My heart is loating I m dying with Sono with Visits from the Seventh feels I was not expecting to love this book so much 4 stars Holding Up the Universe was an interesting and moving read with complex characters and a uniue storyline I listened the the audio version of this book and once I hit play I didn t want to stop When I read All the Bright Places earlier this year I had the sameeeling of being hooked I m happy to report the author was able to pull this off not once but twice Our story centers around Libby Strout and Jack Masselin Libby is ormally America s Fattest Teen She s spent a lot of her young adult life getting healthy and she is nowhere near thin but she s happy with herself She decides to take the plunge stop homeschooling and go to high school Libby is a antastic character I loved that she s just herself She has a great relationship with her dad and meets some good riends throughout this journey or her She also meets Jack Masselin in a very unconventional way Jack s got it good in high school or so everything thinks He s popular has a pretty girlfriend and a lot of Heroes Adrift (Hero, friends He sunny charming and cool But he struggles every single moment of every single day See Jack has this secret He can t recognize Chuck and Danielle faces I can t even imagine how that wouldeel To wake up each morning look at my husband and not recognize his Escaping the Endless Adolescence: How We Can Help Our Teenagers Grow Up Before They Grow Old face That s how it isor Jack He knows his brother s hair style and he can tell his other brother by his ears but the system is not Dogs Behaving Badly: An A-Z Guide to Understanding and Curing Behavorial Problems in Dogs flawless Libby is the only one who knows about this and is able to help him He doesn t always deserve her help but that s not the point It s just the way Libby is I love heror it Jack and Libby s relationship is complicated at Gray Bishop first The way they meet the reason they re spending so much time together Theirriendship grew and developed as the story progressed I loved them both and I loved that they had each others backs Jack won me over early on just knowing he was rooting or Libby rom the very start warmed my heart Even though there were some hard to read moments the story overall was a positive one I elt happy when I inished I give this one 4 stars Because sometimes when you meet someone it changes the world theirs and your. Lugar a sentimentos muito diferentes Uma história de superação e de um amor verdadeiro e invulgar ue nos devolve a esperança no mundo em nós e no outro. .
Into hysterical laughter But let s be honest that s the least of this book s problemsBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Store Welcome to the internet in the year 2016 Where a simple book blurb broke the internet Liar for aew days A teenage girl who was rescued Noir from her house because her weight kept her a prisoner Then through in a statement about how she is returning to high school akathe real world after being homeschooled I KNOW Let s all run and one star and bash the book Not And all you guys thought I was the biggest bully on here didn t you Because I hador once stopped to think about what the book meantand it made me drool all over myselfI didn t jump on the bandwagon I wanted the book even Because I ve been a bit on the at side many times in my life I lose some weight and then I gain some weight Big dang deal I can say that now
couldn t when I was this character s age home school my kid AND YES sometimes we talk about him joining the real world again Does that mean he is socially awkward Hell noThis book
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is something that if I had it in high school I would have highlighted ever stinking line of it It would something that if I had it in high school I would have highlighted ever stinking line of it It would became school I would have highlighted ever stinking line of it It would have became Shelby bible of how to deal with all the assholes that dwell in high school and real lifeThese charactersLibby Stout she is the girl that was taken rom her house By a crane Because her mom had died suddenly and she could not cope Food became her crutch her dad didn t know how to deal with it and triedhe did try But when someone is bent on self destruction sometimes that path can t be detoured She does Gaffer finally reach that point when the crane is brought out that her dad knows that help is needed He wants to save his daughter He gets her helpThen comes to the point in the story where she is going back to school She has lost some weight she is still overweight by public opinion BUT this girl totally knows who she isFor exampleon theirst day back at schoolHey he saysHeyIs it true Circumstantial Evidence fat girls give better blow jobsI don t know I ve never gotten a blow jobrom a Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers fat girlJack Masselin This kid hides theact that he recognizes no one s ace Not even his own amily He once screamed that his mom was kidnapping him because she had gotten a haircut and he didn t have the A Chicken in Every Yard: The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping familiar markers to place her in his mindHe plays the cool guy at school but he lives inear that someone will discover his secret Then they end up in group counseling together This is not a boy rescue the Island of the Lost Horses (Dora and Friends) fat girl story This is a story of two people realizing who exactly they areand owning itPeople are shittyor a lot of reasons Sometimes they re just shitty people Sometimes people have been shitty to them and even though they don t realize it they take that shitty upbringing and go out into the world and treat others the same way Sometimes they re shitty because they re afraid Sometimes they choose to be shitty to others before others can be shitty to them So it s like self defensive shittinessBooks like this are exactly why I read young adultJennifer Nevin I hope you pat yourself on the back And the haters TIME FOR THE ROAST I read All the Bright Places last year and ended up dnfing it because I had huge problems with basically every aspect of it I m actually really proud of myself Summer Meditations forinishing this even though I did skim read the las REREAD I God Said, Ha!: A Memoir fell in love with this book allll over again I adore Libby I adore what she standsor I love what this book stands or The hope it instills How personal it is to the author and how appreciative I am that she shared her story with us I m rooting or this book I m rooting On the Right Side of a Dream for myself I m rootingor all the readers who have ever elt less than As Libby would say about herself I am magic and so as are you Initial reviewI m sure a lot of you will remember the ton of backlash this book received when the blurb was revealed I mean let s not get into that aspect of people having the audacity to judge and write off a book when they haven t read a single page of it It s aggravating to the coreSo having read the book yes there is a lot of at shaming that s mentioned throughout the book Fat shaming that the main character has to deal with ie the bullying she goes through because of her weight But also the main character at shaming her. Ck é o típico rapaz popular do liceu no entanto tem prosopagnosia e não consegue reconhecer caras uando o destino os une a solidão ue cada um sente dá. ,
Maybe no boy will love me or want to touch me ever even in a dark room even after an apocalypse when all the skinny girls have been wiped off the earth by some horrible plague Maybe one day I can be thinner than I am now and have a boyfriend who loves me but I ll still be a liar I was going to give this book two stars because honestly it started well It was compelling and didn t seem as offensive as this book two stars because honestly it started well It was compelling and didn t seem as offensive as blurb had been but the I think about it the that doesn t seem to be enough of an excuse or the book as a whole Yet another book that insensitively uses its characters to create an angsty romanceIf anything I Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi's Long Journey to Triumph in Iraq feel secure in my assessment of All the Bright Places after reading this book I got the impression in AtBP that the author was using suicide as a vehicleor romantic angst and I received a lot of backlash Michelin Green Guide Normandy for writing that review But this just seems to confirm it Ieel like Niven has given very little thought to what it means to portray an obese character and a character with a cognitive disorder I eel like little thought has been given to any readers who might relate to these characters I can t help but imagine the author sitting there and simply thinking how can I to these characters I can t help but imagine the author sitting there and simply thinking how can I this romance super angstyI don t necessarily care that Libby Strout Libby as in Lb and Strout as in Stout was called America s Fattest Teen or that a major plot point is a game called Fat Girl Rodeo These things are gross and offensive but showing the horrible effects of labels and cruel bullying does not seem like a bad thing to me No the bigger problem is that this book actually isn t about bullying or at shaming or living with mental illness it s about high school love That s it The rest is just window dressingThe author throws together two teens who are solely characterized by their weight and prosopagnosia the inability to recognize aces and despite having zero chemistry they all in lurrrve They are defined by these singular differences ie being the at girl and being unable to recognize anyone never once eeling like
beingsI m some readers will see the decision to have such different protagonists as an indication of depth but I truly What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World feel like this is a very shallow book Stereotypes and cliches abound Dress it up however you want but this book is about an unpopular girl who sees herself as unattractive and a popular good looking guy who comes to see how said girl is so much better than all those hot evil cheerleaders he s been dating His hot evil girlfriend constantlyat shames and bullies Libby obviously because we all know pretty popular girls are mean shallow and have no I Got a New Friend feelingsAlso and this is way offensive to me than the blurb was Libby s journey to self love seems to entirely revolve aroundinding a guy who will actually like her I was hoping this would be addressed as the novel wore on but the small rushed steps toward it at the end were dissatisfying Somewhere in this school could be a boy I The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War fall in love with One of theseine young men might be the one who at long last claims my heart and my body I m looking at all the boys going by It could be that guy or maybe this one Or she could learn to love herself without a guy Also what teenager says Experiencing the Resurrection: The Everyday Encounter That Changes Your Life fine young menThe pacing also slows down as the story movesorward I remember eeling at one point like the book should be coming to an end and yet there were almost another hundred pages to go You knew the characters had eelings or one another you knew they were going to end up together but the narrative was dawdling Then there s my disbelief that Jack has managed to hide ace blindness Babes in Toyland: The Making and Selling of a Rock and Roll Band from hisamily The Meaning of Star Trek for years That seems impossible to me but I guess this book never was about the reality of the issues it offered up Andinally nauseating prose like this The way I Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt feel when I m with her Like I just swallowed the sun and it s shooting out of every poreAnd Libby s eyes They are like lying in the grass under the sky on a summer day You re blinded by the sun but you caneel the ground beneath you so as much as you think you could go lying off you know you won tThere s not a single guy in the world who could tell me I make them eel like they swallowed the sun and it s shooting out of every pore without me bursting. Libby outrora a rapariga mais gorda da América conseguiu inalmente ultrapassar o desgosto causado pela morte da mãe e está pronta para voltar a viver Ja. ,human beingsi m