Virginia Shreves world implodes again in this long-awaited follow-up to Printz Honoree The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things.Sixteen-year-old Virginia Shreves life is finally back on course: shes accepted who she is inside and out and is rebuilding her relationship with brother Byron, whose date-rape charge shattered everything.But just as she adjusts to her new normal, her world turns upside down again. Sparks with boyfriend Froggy fade, her best friend bombshells bad news, and then the police arrest Byron. As Virginia struggles to cope, she meets Nate, an artist with his own baggage. The pair vow not to share personal drama. But secrets have a way of coming out, and theirs could ruin everything.Just in time for The Earth, My Butt, and Other BIg Round Things 15th anniversary, Virginias hope-filled story of love, friendship, and the beauty in imperfection continues, by acclaimed author Carolyn Mackler....
|Title||:||The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I (Virginia Shreves #2)|
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The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I (Virginia Shreves #2) Reviews
This book really took me by surprise. It starts out with your typical 16 year old ya main character, Virginia, who is just now learning to accept her body and herself as well as navigate what that means while being in her first high school relationship. But then we progress to some really intense main stream issues and I honestly love seeing how Virginia handles it.
Her family is a lot like mine and I could easily relate to her suffering through the unending need to present this perfect image to ...more
For some girls it’s sexy when a guy bench-presses or throws a football, but he’s slaying me with the book references.
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. Also, the quote I used may have changed or been altered in some way, but I am quoting from what I received.
I didn't realize this was the second book in a series, but The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I was able to stand on its own. If anything, it makes me more curious about t ...more
I didn't read the first one (The Earth, My Butt....), but this one stands alone and is totally enjoyable. Virginia is a believable main character, funny, articulate, true to herself and her body size in a slim bodied family of over achievers. In this story, she is dealing with her brother's possible jail time due to a college rape while she is falling in love for the first time. Very enjoyable.
I want more. I want a third book.
** I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Bloomsbury USA Children in exchange for my honest review**
“But you gave me two eyes.” I say gesturing at his drawing. He looks up for a second. “You’re two pretty to have one.”
I rated this book at 5/5 stars because it shows so many different aspects that should be shown more in novels today. Such as an overweight character and an LGBTQ Character. This novel is sending out a lot of messages that are really needed to be seen especially by teens the ...more
Mackler has a way of creating a story that makes me stop living in my world and start living in hers. I enjoyed My Butt, The Earth and other Big Round Things better, but this was a great continuation of that story. Virginia is a great character and I like that she’s different. Mackler did a great job writing about a tragedy from a different point of view. It was fresh, current, and very well written.
Yeahhhh, normally I really like this author's books, especially when they deal with weight issues and other tough challenges that YA encounters.
Unfortunately, this was not a good read for me. My problem? The central character is beyond annoying. Mackler wrote Viriginia as someone who is so weak that she literally never opens her mouth to stand up for herself - I mean literally never. Every time we encounter Virginia, it is along the lines of: "I could not move, I was rooted to my spot" or her no ...more
I read The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things when I was a beginning teacher and I remember pushing it on teens like crazy. That was 15 freaking years ago and I didn't think I'd remember anything about that book, but reading this sequel brought some of it. Mackler is just darn good about teen voice and capturing those moments.
"Three dots. Three dots. Three dots."
Oh, the impatience of texting. (Not much social media in this novel--still blogging and texting). Virginia is still having bo ...more