The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I (Virginia Shreves #2)

The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I (Virginia Shreves #2)

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: she?s 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 ne Virginia Shreves? world implodes again in this long-awaited follow-up to Printz Honoree The Earth, My But...

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Title:The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I (Virginia Shreves #2)
Author:Carolyn Mackler
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1681195992
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I (Virginia Shreves #2) Reviews

  • Tina
    Jun 19, 2018
    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 w...
  • Mrs. Kenyon
    May 29, 2018
    Virginia Shreves is finally getting used to having a boyfriend and is slowly working on her relationship with her brother after he had been accused of date-rape. She has many lists and many rules, especially about big girls and dating. She thinks she has fallen out of like with her boy...
  • Gabrielle
    Jan 16, 2018
    Carolyn Mackler is one of my oldest writer friends and I love the way she sees the world. Her teens feel lived in to me?smart, observant, but realistic in terms of their insecurities and limitations. I particularly appreciate the candid and non-judgmental way she depicts teen sensual...
  • Jenny
    May 21, 2018
    I read the first Virginia book a few weeks ago when I saw that this sequel was being released. I thought it was wonderful and charming and made me feel very seen (though, luckily, as a Curvaceous Chick myself I have much more support from family and community). This follow up was so we...
  • Sarah
    Apr 23, 2018
    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 ...
  • Julie Seifert
    Jun 20, 2018
    I really enjoyed this. In the beginning, I found Virginia's voice annoying, and I almost gave up. I didn't like how the book started. But I'm glad I kept going. I liked how the book show Virginia, her family, and Byron dealing with Byron's actions. I liked how Mackler showed the family...
  • Kat
    Apr 20, 2018
    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 rea...
  • Kim
    Jun 11, 2018
    I enjoyed spending time with Virginia again. She?s come a long way and she?s going to be fine. ...
  • Erin
    Jun 22, 2018
    View my reviews at www.drinkreadrepeat.com Well over a decade ago, I came across a book called The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler. I bought it ? and I read it ? without even the foggiest of notions as to what it would be about. Although, in fa...
  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    May 08, 2018
    DNFing on page 50. No rating. I thought I could read this book but I cannot. I don't like the attitude or mindset of Virginia enough to continue. ...
  • Emily
    Sep 21, 2017
    Virginia is back and better than ever! Okay actually things are worse than ever for Virginia, but she handles them with her usual realness and pluck and determination. This book deals with such important issues in such a crucial and nuanced way. And even though things may be tough for ...
  • Angie
    Jun 02, 2018
    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. Mackle...
  • Morgan
    May 31, 2018
    Oh my goodness, I loved this book so so sooo much! I received a box of ARCs at work and this happened to be one of them. Upon digging it out of the box, my first thought was "oh, what a cute cover!" I love the pops of color and to me what appears to be an abstract take on the universe....
  • Sarah
    Jun 06, 2018
    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Virginia is now in a better place with her body, even when her parents and family still try to bring it down. She has developed a sense of confidence in her life and is ready to take on new life experiences. Even a...
  • Vannie
    Jul 05, 2018
    4/5 A bit of a disappointed compared with the first book. It felt like all the progress we had made in the first had just quickly went away, especially with the dad, and that was disappointing. The whole plot was kinda lame in a sense, like Virginia falls in love with her brother's ...
  • Gianna
    Jun 14, 2018
    I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. It has been a few months since Virginia decided that her life will change for the better. She thinks that she's more confident about her appearance now, she has a boyfriend (yes, it'...
  • Nikki
    Jun 01, 2018
    5/5 stars "What happens when your happily ever after turns out to be less than perfect..." This was an absolutely wonderful sequel and I didn't want it to end. Virginia is extremely relatable in the way that she sees things and the way that she wants to handle things. One c...
  • Katie Steele
    Jun 01, 2018
    Wow. I loved the first book when I was in middle school. Loved it so much. I can?t even bring myself to finish this one. And I really hate that, because Virginia could be such a great protagonist. But she isn?t. The first thing to bother me was when her boyfriend and fr...
  • Lauren
    May 28, 2018
    3.5. Very conflicted about this one. I keep thinking of Annie Mills and how irresponsible it is to force these two families together for the sake of a summer romance. In the time of the #MeToo movement, it's just not really acceptable, despite how fun these books are. A shame. ...
  • Kylie
    Mar 05, 2018
    ** 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 ...
  • Britt
    Jul 09, 2018
    I really enjoyed this book. The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I is the sequel to The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things. Both books follow Virginia Shreves who mostly learns to deal with her judgy family and the almost daily criticism she gets because of the weight and bod...
  • Misti
    Feb 06, 2018
    Virginia has always been curvy, and her feelings about her body have long been complicated. Her family?s attitudes toward her weight haven?t helped. She was thrilled to find a boyfriend (see The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things), but now she?s not sure she even likes t...
  • ✿ Z A H R A ❀
    Jun 19, 2018
    Boringly predictable . ...
  • Teenreadsdotcom
    May 31, 2018
    This sequel to THE EARTH, MY BUTT, AND OTHER BIG ROUND THINGS finds Virginia on the verge of a nervous breakdown --- or perhaps on the verge of a breakthrough. Fifteen years ago, Carolyn Mackler burst onto the YA scene with THE EARTH, MY BUTT, AND OTHER BIG ROUND THINGS, which intro...
  • Dorie
    May 29, 2018
    I read this book immediately after finishing the first book in the series (The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things), so I was already invested in the characters and able to jump right in. The first thing I noticed was that the author did a great job of modernizing this book, wit...
  • Leah D'Silva
    Dec 14, 2017
    this book was so good!! I haven't read the first book yet, but this book stands fine on its own. good things:: plot, inner thoughts, message for readers portrayed throughout the book, good pace. would definitely recommend. ...
  • Lindsi (Do You Dog-ear?)
    May 22, 2018
    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 i...
  • Katherine D. Morgan
    Jun 19, 2018
    First and foremost, I have to say that I loved ?The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things? when I was younger. Imagine my joy when I found out that we were finally getting a sequel MANY years later. I was so excited that I apparently read the book in a single day! Now, anyway,...
  • Priyanka
    Jun 08, 2018
    I want more. I want a third book. ...
  • Ck361
    Apr 15, 2018
    I've never read any of Carolyn Mackler's books before, and didn't know this was the second book in a series. I do like the author's writing style, she kept the book moving and I finished it over three busy days. It's a fun light read. Virginia lives in a wealthy family and all seems to...