I absolutely adored Holding Up the Universe: it is definitely very high up in my favourite reads of 2016 so far. Jennifer Niven is such a beautiful writer, and some of her quotes really stayed with me after reading the book- here are my top five!
“Dear friend, You are not a freak. You are wanted. You are necessary. You are the only you there is. Don’t be afraid to leave the castle. It’s a great big world out there. Love, a fellow reader”
“It's about the important things, like the way their face lights up when they laugh, or the way they move as they're walking towards you, or the way their freckles create a map of the stars.”
“We're all weird and damaged in our own way. You're not the only one.”
“It's my experience that the people who are most afraid are the ones who hide behind mean and threatening words.”
“I’ve always thought you should be able to freeze time. This way you could hit the Pause button at a really good point in your life so that nothing changes”