All The Bright Places
Author: Jennifer Niven
Genre: Young Adult. Contemporary. Romance. Fiction.
Published: January 6th 2015 by Knopf
Characters: Theodore Finch, Violet Markey
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.
Taking away your own life is a big mistake. We only live once so we should make the best of it. However, Finch finds death fascinating.
When I saw this book and reading it’s synopsis, I already guessed that this would be similar to The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. And I hate reading books where main characters die. But then I thought that maybe Niven did some twist in this book so I bought it anyway.
What I like about this book is that it inspired me to live more and look at life in different angles. And I’m glad that Niven wrote this book to inspire not just teenagers but everyone. To remind them that life is a precious thing and should not be wasted. And suicide is not going to solve all of your problems. Talk to people about how you feel. Don’t keep it to yourself.
This is a 4 stars read for me because in my opinion, the story deserves a happy ending. The one that nobody in the main character should die.
After all I highly recommend this book for you to be inspired as well and think about your own life and live for the future. But I’m warning you about the ending 😀
“The great thing about this life of ours is that you can be someone different to everybody.”–Jennifer Niven