All the Bright Placesby Jennifer Niven
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.
Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians
Bekka rated it ★★★ and said, “This was pretty good. I felt that the writing was a bit on the uneven side, and the characters felt a bit inconsistent. However, this book is tackling a pretty difficult subject, and does it in a fairly decent fashion. I did like the characters, and the plot is pretty good. I did listen to part of it in the audio form—both performers in this are TERRIBLE. If you’re going to read this book, get the book version and skip the audio.”