Holding Up the Universe

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Holding Up the Universe

Holding Up the Universe

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And the horrible sluggish pacing in this book just amplified that even more because it felt like certain points were rehashed and told instead of shown. Yes, he's got swagger, but he's also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in.

Jennifer is at work on her fourth and fifth novels for young adults, with number three-- Breathless just out now. Yes, it does show the prejudice and ostracism and isolation and self-loathing/fear the characters feel, but I don't feel like the narrative does a good job with actually DEALING with the complexity of those experiences and why they are, where they come from without dictation.I was so moved by that book, it's stayed with me, and though I haven't yet re-read it, I can still see scenes from it; I can see and hear Finch, I remember quotes.

It seemed like Jennifer Niven spent the whole time trying to convince me these characters were interesting, rather than them actually being interesting. Even with the problematic writing at some places and the unromantic romance, I’d say this book is still a must read. A serious read but approached with light, almost comic writing style that addresses social issues with positive conviction and inspiration. 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.You’re blinded by the sun, but you can feel the ground beneath you, so as much as you think you could go flying off, you know you won’t. i could go on and on about all the amazing techniques but one thing that slightly bothered me, was the lengh of the book. And Libby has to decide whether pursuing everything she wants without worrying about the consequences is actually worthwhile, or if she should just do her best to hide in the background. Why dig deeper on something interesting and original when you can fill pages with unnecessary romantic angst, am I right? Since her mum's death she's been picking up the pieces in private, alone with her heartbroken father.

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