The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I

The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I

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
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 Reviews

  • Sara
    Aug 03, 2018
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Universe is Expanding and So Am I follows Virginia and her complicated relationships with boyfriend Froggy, new boy Sebastian and her dysfunctional family. It?s a rollercoaster of emotions and teen angst as Virg...
  • 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...
  • Lauren R.
    Aug 28, 2018
    I think I liked this better than the first one but man, these books are not enjoyable for me lol. I have so many thoughts and am not sure where to begin. The timeline is super weird, a lot of the dialogue (internal or otherwise) is repetitive, Virginia?s thoughts on her weight vs ?...
  • Mckinlay
    Jul 25, 2018
    Wow, that?s officially the fastest I?ve ever quit a book. I didn?t even finish the first chapter. Maybe thin people should just not write about what it?s like to be fat. Not all of us just sit around trying to figure out how to get a boyfriend. We certainly don?t do it simply...
  • Kim
    Jun 11, 2018
    I enjoyed spending time with Virginia again. She?s come a long way and she?s going to be fine. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Fabulous Book Fiend
    Aug 07, 2018
    I really enjoyed getting to hear more from Virginia and loved being back in her world. I read the 2 books in this series back to back and am really pleased that I did because jumping from one right to the other meant I just got the carry on the story five months after it left off. I r...
  • 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....
  • Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
    Sep 18, 2018
    Enjoyed this more so than the first book as it challenged perceptions and consequences for our actions. Highly recommend reading both books in succession. Review to come. ...
  • Shruti Ramanujam
    Sep 16, 2018
    Review to come. ...
  • Eram Hussain
    Jun 27, 2018
    3.5 Stars I read this just after the first book in the series( The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things ). So I already knew all the characters except one, Sebastian. I loved him. He was so sweet and funny. He is my favorite character from the series. Virginia is still dealing ...
  • 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...
  • Michaela's Journey into Books
    Aug 15, 2018
    *I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review* This is the squeal to The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things and this review may contain spoilers for the previous book. At the beginning of this book Virgini...
  • Kaitlyn Joy
    Aug 08, 2018
    I liked revisiting Virginia Shreves, I reread the first one in preparation: big mistake. If you read this, read it as a stand-alone its probably better. Or read it without rereading the original. But just read one (I vote the first one) because its essentially the same story (there are...
  • 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 ...
  • Tika
    Aug 11, 2018
    ?????/????? Book Review: The Universe is Expanding and So Am I by Carolyn Mackler Positives ? Virginia ? All the book references ? Sea-glass-eyed, long haired artists who definitely do not skateboard, because no coordination ? Growing up/growin...
  • Tika
    Aug 11, 2018
    ?????/????? Book Review: The Universe is Expanding and So Am I by Carolyn Mackler Positives ? Virginia ? All the book references ? Sea-glass-eyed, long haired artists who definitely do not skateboard, because no coordination ? Growing up/growin...
  • 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...
  • Elijah Howell
    Jul 27, 2018
    Great sequel that really held up to the original and continued the story in an inventive and thrilling manner ...
  • Jodie "Bookish"  Cook
    Aug 11, 2018
    Book Review Title: The Universe is expanding and so am I Author: Carolyn Mackler Genre: YA/Family/Contemporary Rating: ***** Review: The opening to The Universe is expanding and so am I takes place five months after the end of The Earth, my butt and other big round things. We re...
  • Jodie "Bookish"  Cook
    Aug 11, 2018
    Book Review Title: The Universe is expanding and so am I Author: Carolyn Mackler Genre: YA/Family/Contemporary Rating: ***** Review: The opening to The Universe is expanding and so am I takes place five months after the end of The Earth, my butt and other big round things. We re...
  • trufflebooks
    Sep 01, 2018
    4/5 STARS. This review is also available on my blog HERE. If it doesn't make sense in certain parts it's because I reviewed it in the same blog post as its sequel. Click the link for full comprehension and to read the double review there :) - I won't say as much on this novel caus...
  • 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...
  • Priyanka
    Jun 08, 2018
    I want more. I want a third book. ...
  • Tigergirl_17
    Jul 21, 2018
    More of a 4.5, but I did make a mistake because I read this before the previous book in the series. This book had an exiting plot and it was fun to read. Virginia Shreves has a very relatable story, and it was a raw book full of opinions and it was overall a nice YA book. On a anoth...