#5BLUSHREVIEW~~All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning!
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.
This is an intense, gripping novel perfect for fans of Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, Gayle Forman, and Jenny Downham from a talented new voice in YA, Jennifer Niven.
Tera’s 5 Blush Up All Night Review
When a book says “The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park,” I’m not quite sure what excuse one has to have bought a copy and left it on the bookshelf for well over a year. Shameful.
This is one of the best books I’ve ever read. The characters are so smart, yet troubled. They meet at such a low point in their lives, but yet here we see a boy who wants to die, show a girl how to live again. Theodore Finch. *Sighs* He is perfection. I wish he were real and we could hang out. Jennifer Niven seriously wrote the best hero of all. Violet took a little more warming up, but I fell in love with her as well.
“I remember her smile and her laugh when I was my best self, and she looked at me like I could do no wrong and was whole. I remember how she looked at me the same way even when I wasn’t.
I remember her hand in mine and how that felt, as if something and someone belonged to me.”
Although I could feel that Niven was going to break my heart, I had no clue she was going to help me heal in such a heartfelt way.
I definitely could connect to a lot of the wanderings in this book as it is set in Indiana. I especially enjoyed the reference to Seven Pillars as it is definitely a book-worthy location, it’s only minutes away!