All The Bright Places: Review #1


I think it's only fair for my first book review post to be  'All the bright places' by Jennifer Niven, especially as it is the reason for my URL!


Book Summary -

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.

This book that completely draws you in, I couldn't put it down! I am completely in love with Finch and Violet and I think this book will always be a part of me (sounds very lame but it will). The book is based around lose and mental illness but is done in a realistic way and it is very beautifully written and it's just a very incredible book with so many lovely little quotes and passages i am completely in love with it. The book is written between Theo and Violet's POV, this book made me so happy as well as so sad, it was heart-warming and heartbreaking. This novel had me crying till the end of the book, it is just simply breathtaking. (This may seem too much feely for a book review but I am passionate about books and feel so many emotions with them)  This is Jennifer Niven's first YA novel, she has written four other books but not in this genre. Jennifer has a bit at the back of the book about the idea behind this and it is very sad but inspiring.  In the words of Theodore Finch -  The two characters in this book are just lovely.

This book beats many of those books that make you cry, it beats the fault in our stars which seemed to be a massive hit (i am still to understand why it was so popular) this is in the same league as my other favourite book surrounding mental health which is 'thirteen reasons why' by Jay Asher.

If you've read All The Bright Places I'd love to know your thoughts and If you haven't got buy it!

Love, Beth.x