Title: All The Bright Places
Author: Jennifer Niven
Published: January 8, 2015
Page Count: 388 pages
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.
Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.
When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the ‘natural wonders’ of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself – a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.
INITIAL THOUGHTS: Well, this was a very hyped book and I do am curious to see if it leads up to the expectation. I did despise Holding Up The Universe that was written by the same author but I’m giving her a chance. I heard so much about this book so I brought some tissues with me.
FINAL THOUGHTS: There were so many literary, poetic and quotable moments in this book. It showed the reality that is happening in society where students (even parents) are ashamed of opening up or letting others know about their mental illness, depression and etc. Acceptance is key and never be afraid to seek help. You are not alone. I recommend this to everyone who can read.
Yes, I did praise this book a lot but I’m not giving it five stars 😨 I don’t know but it just feels like a 4.5 and not a full 5. The emotions were very strong though and the characters were easy to love. I sobbed so hard (with hiccups once in a while) because of this book. Happy Holidays again! I heard people at Australia have Boxing Day? 😂 Thank you for reading this post. Stay awesome!