Sunday, June 5, 2016

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

This is a young adult novel and it is probably a good book for teenagers to read simply because it doesn't sugar coat some of teenage issues today.  It's main theme is teen suicide and whether we want to admit it or not, almost all teenagers consider suicide at some point.  Every 40 seconds someone commits suicide.   It's not an uplifting book but it's real.  I do hate that it is compared to The Fault in Our Stars because that is probably the worst book I've ever read and this book is actually good with characters that are easy to like and root for!

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.

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