Waiting on Wednesday – Week 173

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It's to spotlight upcoming releases that I'm DYING to get my hands on!

This week's WoW is:
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for EVERY POSSIBILITY LIFE HAS TO OFFER. In that moment, I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything.  

Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. 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. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don’t get too close to anyone. 

Until he meets Libby. 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. Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel. . . . Because sometimes when you meet someone, it changes the world, theirs and yours.

October 4, 2016 ● Goodreads

There honestly aren't enough books out there talking about "larger girls" and being one myself, IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME. I really enjoyed All the Bright Places (read my review), and I'm sure this one is going to be brilliant. Also I'm loving how the cover is so simple and so gorgeous. Can't wait!

What are you waiting on?


  1. This book seems a popular choice this week. I'm not entirely sure if it's something for me... but I'll have to read All the Bright Places first anyway. :)

    My WOW!

  2. I'm not one for YA contemporary, but I've seen the excitement surrounding this book. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a lovely week, Rabiah. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  3. I'm also looking forward to this one, especially since it's Niven. That cover is so gorgeous too :)

  4. The cover for this is so awesome! I love really simple designs like this.
    Although I liked All The Bright Places I wasn't the biggest fan ever, but I am really looking forward to this one.


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