Review: All the Bright Places by @jenniferniven

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Published: January 2014
Publisher: Knopf
Format. Kindle 


All the Bright Places was provided by the publisher in return for an honest review


At first glance I thought all the bright places would be a quirky light read. How wrong I was! This was such an emotional roller-coaster!
Violet and Theo meet under unusual circumstances. Theo is sitting on the edge of the bell tower wondering what it would it would feel like to jump and end it all. Violet is trying to get over the death of her sister. In the cesspit that is the American high school the two unlikely friends form a bond over a school project they are completing together.


On the surface this seems like your everyday  teen read. Yes there are those expected aspects. The angst, the love triangles and the huge problems that are really not that huge in the grand scheme of things.


But it's also much more than that. All the Bright places delves much deeper. We learn that Theo had a hard childhood and struggling with mental illness. In a world where everyone is finding themselves his is struggling with his own identity. Desperately trying to avoid the stigma he constantly tries to become someone else such as cool Finch, Bad ass Finch, and 80's Finch.


Violet has become the one constant in his life but he worries which Finch has she really fallen for and is it even the real him?


In an effort to find themselves they begin a journey of Indiana. A wandering so to speak and in the process violet finds hope in the fact that she doesn't have to be alone. She doesn't have to mourn her sister forever. She can become her own person again. Her future is once again bright.


Finch to her, was to her a once in a lifetime friend . Precious yet fleeting. Almost like a mirage.


It was so easy to get lost in the beautiful writing in All the bright places. This is a book everyone needs to read as it's going to be huge.


A must for fans of Elanor and Park and The Fault in our Stars

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1 comment:

  1. Attractive book cover which stood out on my bloglovin feed this morning. I'm not sure this would be a great story for me but I like the idea of reading about the Indiana travels. One for my Goodreads list! Thanks for sharing your review

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