Yeah, but I really liked "ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES"
ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES is an exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.
It had lots of little clues to what was going to happen in the end.
The last 4 chapters were a struggle; I had to put it down for two hours just to breathe. Violet and Finch are two relatable characters with relatable stories, yet heartwrenching. The characters are so memorable you find your self praying that it doesn't turn out bad for them.
This book is so beautifully written, you always know who is narrating the story and i understood both characters so well which is probably why it hit me so hard. Finished it around 03:50 (am) today morning with my whole face stained in tears... that's how good this book is.
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.
The frankness in which this book discusses mental illness and suicide is really, really important, and it's a real credit to the author that she did so in such an approachable way. She didn't try to make it a wonderful love story with a happy ending. She made it real.
All the Bright Places handles difficult topics with both grace and realism. I wish teens, parents, teachers, basically everyone would read this book so they could see a little bit inside of a mentally ill mind and that words can have a positive or negative impact on someone.
A fair amount of books discuss suicide, but rarely does a book make one feel that how suicide - on all sides, victim and survivor - is being seen.
It's about how you cope by being a survivor, by losing someone you love.
Before reading this book I could only imagine how those that are being left behind cope with life , but this book gave me a hard-hitting glimpse of how it is.
I was really rooting for both the characters. I loved the way they were both finding so much joy in life in every day things and I found the way that they both dealt with their brokenness with such a great contrast. It said a lot to me about the nature of resilience.
I knew I was going to cry going in; but what I didn't expect was to be ruined by this book in all the best possible ways. I havent cried while reading a book in a long long time. I am still shaking with tears of the beauty of this book. I will not forget the feelings this one evoked. Wow.
Without wanting to give anything away - This story was equal parts touching, heartbreaking, and hopeful. I loved the alternating POV between Finch and Violet, and the book worked so well by letting us into both of their heads. Finch, especially, is one of the most memorable characters I have read in a long time. It was ridiculously hard to put this book down... I just had to know what happened next.
Jennifer Niven's writing style is absolutely beautiful.
ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES is the kind of book that stays with you long after you turn the last page.
Tragically amazing !
I feel like I’ve had a slow reading month so far, but I think that’s just how I’m FEELING.