All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Knopf
Publication Date: January 6th 2015

5 OUT OF 5 STARS

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.”

Two teenagers living beneath the shadow of death meet on the ledge of a bell tower. Theodore Finch thinks about ways to die every day, for Violet Markey it’s more of a spur-of-the-moment sort of thing. The meeting throws two different souls together, exploring the wonders of Indiana. As their relationship grows stronger and Violet starts to emerge from her grief, Finch starts to sink into a bit of his own.

An absolutely lovely book. Touching, funny and real it will be loved by readers of John Green. It weaves beautiful characters into a believable romance while showcasing the real sigmas towards suicide and mental illness. It’s really difficult to explain what is so noteworthy about this book. it’s romance has chemistry, but it’s not an entirely unique story. There are plenty of similar ones but the way this book is written makes all the difference. It makes the world feel beautiful, even when it so clearly showcases some of the worst parts of it. That there are bright places everywhere, as long as you look at them the right way.

I cannot recommend it enough.

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Read this if you’re a fan of: Looking for Alaska

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