Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Paperback388 pages
Published January 8th 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.

My thoughts… **spoilers**

All the Bright Places was a well written, engaging, complex and emotional novel, both heartbreaking and beautiful.  Why two stars?  I didn’t like the ending, I was saddened and extremely angry, I felt that more should have been done to help Theodore Finch.  I was hopeful that Finch would get his Happily Ever After with Violet, it never happened because he commits suicide.  


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