All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
“The story of a boy called Finch and a girl named Violet.”
Jennifer Niven will literally break your little heart in two with this book. She’s one of those authors who sends the character you can’t help but to fall in love to into heaven. I know, I know, spoiler alert but you obviously saw it coming.
There are people saying this book is similar to The Fault In our Stars by John Green. I can’t say the same though, like the only similarity between them for me is that the male protagonist died. I find this book unique and most of all, heart-wrenching.
This story is about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die. Theodore Finch is the kind of boy who likes death, he keeps imagining things or ways of how he might kill himself. At the same time, he’s also a great composer of songs . He lives for the present.On the other hand, Violet Markey lives for the future. She’s counting the days until her graduation. And she can’t wait to go to college and leave her small town. The two met in the bell tower of their school, both of them sitting on the ledge and one little move, just one tiny move can be the reason they’ll fall and die. To the people looking up on them, it was like Finch saved Violet but for the two parties involved, they’re confused of who saved whom. When both of them became partners for a school project where they have to discover the natural wonders of their state, Indiana, they found themselves drawn to each other. Finch can be himself when he’s with Violet and Violet forgets counting the days when she’s with Finch. But Violet really has no idea of what’s going on in Finch’s mind. in the end, Violet’s love for Finch wasn’t enough to make him stay alive.
i love this book. I learned a lot from it , for instance, what Jovian-Plutonian Gravitational Effect is. And it raised my awareness of suicide and mental illness. These are so serious and if ever you know someone who’s suicidal or someone with mental illness, you should really call for help because these people are the ones who badly needs guidance and treatment.They should be treated quickly before it’s too late like what happened to Finch. NO one deserves to go through the things he went through.
“You are all the colors in one, at full brightness.” – Theodore Finch