All The Bright Places - Jennifer Niven

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All The Bright Places - Jennifer Niven

Released: January 8, 2015
All the Bright PlacesPublisher: PenguinTeen AUS
SynopsisTheodore 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.
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What I Thought: This book. Oh my gosh. All the Bright Places revolves around Theodore Finch and Violet Markey. The freak boy, who constantly thinks about killing himself, and the popular girl, whose sister died in an accident, and blames herself - both find themselves standing on a ledge on a tower, and that is what they call fate my friends. Their lives become inextricably entwined as they both deal with their feelings of depression, anxiety and inadequacy.

Together, they begin to explore the natural wonders of the state, and begin to fall for each other - their true selves, hidden from the world.

This book will give you the feels. It is a sad and depressing story that gives a raw look at how people with depression and anxiety live. You will fall in love with Finch and Violet, and their story so make sure you grab this one!

The Good: I think it's a wonderful look at depression and anxiety, especially for people who don't suffer from it. It allows you into that world to see what it is really like. A well-crafted tale of two kids, struggling to figure out who they are.

The Bad: By gosh, it is sad. Depressing. Make sure you have tissues on hand.

Rating: 4/5

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Claire Blennerhassett

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