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all-the-bright-placs-by-jennifer-nivenTheodore 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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Comments on: "All the bright places – Jennifer Niven" (4)

  1. ‘All The Bright Places’ is a young adults teen novels written by Jennifer Niven. It begins with Theodore Finch attempting to jump from the school bell tower and end his life. Violet Markey is still coming to terms with the death of her sister. The novels follows their journey together, from meeting on top of the bell tower to falling head over heels for each other.
    I don’t have a favourite character in this novel. Both Theodore and Violet are such complex characters and I loved their developments throughout the plot as they learn more about each other. I also enjoyed how the chapters are set out in dates (March 18, March 22, ect.) It gives the feelings that the story is real and not just a beautifully written fictional story.
    Definitely recommend this novel for a mature, young adult audience. 9 out of 10.

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  2. I really love this book. I feel like it normalises mental illness and raises awareness to the importance of mental health. I love the dynamic relationships and how 2 people so different from each other can connect and fall in love. This book does have some adult themes and can be worrying but it is such a lovely and fulfilling book. It writes of such a serious topic in a really tender, real way. This book is one of my favourites and I would rate it a 10 out of 10. I would recommend it to the age 15 and above because of it’s heavy content.

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  3. Omg this book is a really good book. This book is about girl and a guy who meet on top of the school bell tower and they both have stories that have changed there life. Then they both try and help each other with the struggles that they are going through. I love this book and I would rate this a 10 out of 10 and I recommend this book to ages 14 and upwards.

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  4. This is one of my all time favourite books. I will say it is more for those who like a cute romance but I found I could not put it down. It had me gasping, crying, laughing and writing down quotes all within one chapter. The storyline is about a boy and a girl who meet on top of the school bell tower. Through both of their struggles, they find hope in each other. Even though the ending is not what you expect, I wouldn’t change it for the world. This book really opened my eyes to the adventures out in the world and I can’t wait to go exploring just like they did. I would give this book 9/10 and would definitely tell everyone to go out and read it!!

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