Title: All the Bright Places
Author: Jennifer Niven
Publication Date: January 8, 2015
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.
Why did I get it?
After I read Thirteen Reasons Why, I kind of wanted to find books that were similar and in my search I came across this book. I also saw that it was being developed into a movie so I was extra intirgued. It sounds really cute and probably has all the feels as well, as most contemporary books seem to.
Why haven’t I read it yet?
To be honest, Thirteen Reasons Why kind of wrecked me emotionally and I think I need to breathe again before diving into another angsty book that deals with teen suicide. I’m not sure I want to put myself through more tears and heartbreak just yet, so I’ve been steering towards more upbeat and fluffy books. This definitely looks and sounds like it will be a tearjerker for sure and I’m not expecting a happily ever after from this one.