Published 6th January 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.
This book took me on an emotional roller-coaster, I laughed, I cried and went through every emotion a person could whilst reading this book. All The Bright Places is an exceptional book that no review could do justice too.
All The Bright Places is a book about two young, broken people that through all the pain that they are experiencing find each other. We witness Finch and Violet on their journey as they try to heal each other and find reasons to live, which love seems to be the best medicine. However love is not always enough to keep breathing.
It was a breath of fresh air to read a book with such unique characters, Finch is a beautifully written character, he is different to the normal leading guy in a book, he sees the world in a completely different perspective to others and I was completely and utterly fascinated and in awe of him. I loved the dynamic between him and Violet, they fit so perfectly together and their relationship made me smile throughout, even through the hard times.
All The Bright Places tackles difficult subjects such as mental illness and suicide and it does it in such an incredible and brave way.
This book is destined to be remembered and talked about in years to come, it has left such an impression on me that I can't think of anything but this book. The plot, the characters and the incredible writing are perfect, I cannot fault this book. I recommend this book to everyone, just have tissues standing by as it might just break your heart.