Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

This is a story about a girl named Libby Strout, who has dealt with bullying, anxiety, and insecurities her whole life. Following her mothers death, she spends her time dealing with her fathers grief, and her own. After some time, Libby was ready for high school after a few years of homeschooling, with new friends, new lovers, and for anything else life had to throw at her. Shortly after high school began she struggled with being known as the “fat girl” and no one taking the time to get to know the real person she is on the inside, until she meets Jack Masselin. Everyone thinks they know him, and how cool and popular he is, and how awesome his life is. But no one knows his real secret. Until he meets Libby. 

Review by Ella