Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I read this book for a twitter chat with #2jennsbookclub Thursday 3/9 at 8PM EST. If you want a great teen read about grieving fat girl being cut out of her home deciding to go to high school & make a difference, oh is this book for you! Libby Strout speaks her mind and when latched onto by Jack Masselin as part of riding rodeo girl, the sparks fly. Libby punches him, they both get community service and counseling and what results is a friendship, then maybe something more. Jack is hiding a secret that he confides to Libby in a letter he puts in her backpack as he rides his rodeo girl. Libby is big and beautiful, has an attentive father and just wants a normal life. Jack is full of swagger, from a family of boys and parents who are going through some tough times. Both main characters are cook, flawed and totally worth knowing. Teens will love this book, identify with the high school and family drama and ask for more, more, more!
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