All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Violet Markey is counting down the days untill graduation, so she can escape Indiana and the grief of her Sister’s recent death. Theodore Finch spends his days thinking about ways to kill himself, but each time, something stops him. When Finch and Violet connect on the ledge of the schools bell tower, its unclear who saves who. When they pari up on a school project they discover that its only with each other that they can truly be themselves. As Violet’s world grows, Finch’s starts to shrink. Can Violet save the boy she has come to love?

I Love Love Loved this book.

I will admit that is was a very slow book, but once I got into it I couldn’t put it down. I really loved the characters in this book, I felt a genuine connection to both Finch and Violet. Seeing these two characters develop throughout the book made for a really emotional reading experience.

I definitely felt some similarities between this book and The Fault In Our Stars, The connection between the main characters of Violet and Finch reminded me of Hazel and Augustus.

While I didn’t mind the writing style of this book, I did have issues with its pacing. It was very slow. There were times when I was waiting for it to speed up and it just didn’t. The pacing could have turned me off and I would completely understand if it did bore readers. For me though, the connection I felt with these characters and the story being told kept me motivated even when I was frustrated with the pace.

I you can connect with these characters early on, then I think you can over look the slowness of this book. I know I did and I am so grateful that I was able to do that and end up loving this book.

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven is a beautiful story that I would recommend to everyone.

 

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