The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.Soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning!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 sisters recent death.When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, its 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: Its only with Violet that Finch can be himselfa weird, funny, live-out-loud guy whos not such a freak after all. And its only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violets world grows, Finchs begins to shrink.This is an intense, gripping novel perfect for fans of Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, Gayle Forman, and Jenny Downham from a talented new voice in YA, Jennifer Niven....
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All the Bright Places Reviews
First read in March 2015
I AM NOT FUCKING OKAY.
I can’t form proper words yet. But I’m going to try. Because I have to convince everyone to read this book. Because it is beautiful. And heartbreaking. And fantastic. And shattering. And lovely. And sad. And an eye opener. And so many other things that I can’t properly express.
All the Bright Places tells the story of Theo and Violet, two high school seniors who meet on top of the bell tower at school, both thinking of jumping, but neither making tha ...more
Wow...what a great book!
Theodore Finch and Violet Markey first meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school. Finch very gently talks Violet off of the very ledge he himself was thinking of leaping off. After a bit of pushing on Finch's part the two pair up to "Wander" together exploring their state for a school project.
It seems like opposites attract for the two unlikely friends. While Violet is counting the days until graduation Finch is counting his "Awake" days. Right away I loved Finch, w ...more
I would rate Jennifer Niven's author note five stars if I could. We need more books about mental illness; authors should strive to tackle uncomfortable subjects like abuse, suicide, and bipolar disorder. While Niven's intentions come across as meaningful and good, her delivery through her first YA novel, All the Bright Places, falls short. Some reasons why:
1: These characters have QftSoQ (Quirkiness for the Sake of Quirkiness) syndrome. They - in particular, Finch - read as caricatures ...more
This is my secret---that any moment I might fly away.
Somehow I think 5 stars aren’t enough for such an ultra-remarkey-able book; if I can, I’ll definitely give it as many stars as those shining in the entire universe because All The Bright Places deserves them all, seriously.
For starters, I actually like the way Theodore Finch met Violet Markey---on the ledge six stories above the ground at the Bell Tower in their high school on a rainy day---it's a rather beautiful encounter for me.
TRIGGER WARNINGS: abuse, depression, in depth descriptions of suicide, suicide, death, anxiety
I went in knowing I'd hate this. I know it romanticises depression and suicide. I know these characters were nothing but their personality but I wanted to personally know. Also, a bunch of people in this Facebook group I'm in kept recommending this and I wanted a leg to stand on when I say "hey this book is actually really problematic, stop recommending it".
I shouldn't have wasted my time. It got to t ...more
Ugh. Just, no. Mental illness is not a cute little quirk. It isn't something that kickstarts a misfit, high school romance. It is not something that automatically makes you more witty, or intelligent, or really all that different from your peers. It isn't at all what is portrayed in this book. Niven's intentions may be wonderful, and she is right that we need more books about mental health and illness. But this makes a mockery of it. Please, YA authors, don't touch this topic unless you know wha ...more
This is the sort of story that kinda sneaks up on you. You're not sure what kind of book it is at first - especially if you're like me and don't brush up on the blurb beforehand. It seems intense and gritty and even a tad confusing. You notice right away that the characters are definitely messed up with deep rooted issues they need to work on. Then there's romance and profound conversations and soul searching and what seems to be a light at the end of this dark, dreary tunnel. Then, BAM!
REVIEW TO COME!!!