Now a major Netflix film starring Elle Fanning and Justice Smith.
A compelling and beautiful story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who's drawn to death.
Theodore Finch tries to look for good things in the world, even if sometimes he doesn't always find them.
Violet Markey exists for the future, counting the days until she can escape her Indiana town and its painful memories of her sister.
When they meet on the ledge of a tower, what might have been their end turns into their beginning.
It's only with Violet that Finch can truly be himself - a funny guy who actually wants to experience the joy in life.
And when Violet's with Finch, she forgets to wish away the days and starts to live them.
But as Violet's world grows, Finch's begins to shrink. He's trying to cling on to his bright places, but will it be enough this time?
'If you're looking for the next The Fault in Our Stars, this is it' Guardian
'This book is amazing - I couldn't put it down' Zoe Sugg aka Zoella
'A searingly honest and heartbreakingly poignant tale about the power and beauty of love' Heat
'Sparkling' Entertainment Weekly
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We were bowled over by this young adult novel about two teenagers struggling with mental illness, pain and confusion and looking for reasons to carry on. Though its premise is unequivocally dark—the opening scene involves dual thwarted suicide attempts—All the Bright Places is full of humor, honesty and beauty. Theodore Finch is the school weirdo, a troublemaker with a keen, overactive intellect. Violet Markey is a popular girl who hides her dark thoughts and overwhelming anxieties. A heart-wrenching marvel, Jennifer Niven’s first novel for teens will wow older readers as well.
Voice actors Heyborne and Meyers team up for the audio edition of Niven's teen love story. Last spring, Violet survived the car accident that killed her sister. She has been barely getting by, and now, on the first day of the new term, she has climbed the bell tower at school and is thinking of throwing herself off. It is here that Violet encounters Theodore Finch, better known as "Freak" around school, who manages to talk her down. Saving Violet seems to have given Finch a new lease on life. He woos her, gets assigned to be her partner for a class project, and slowly brings Violet back to life. Both Violet and Finch take turns telling their story. Heyborne makes Finch sound warm, relatable, and sympathetic. When Finch turns manic, Heyborne picks up the pace, and his voice becomes frantic, harried, and ragged. For Violet, Meyers's voice is sharp and tight, almost pinched at times. She only sounds loose and comfortable when she's with Finch. When bad things happen and Violet's voice is cracking and near tears, listeners will become misty-eyed as well. Still, the story is not without humor, and the narrators nail the comedic notes, lightening the mood. This is an emotional book, and Meyers and Heyborne do an outstanding job infusing their performances with sentiment and warmth. Ages 14 up. A Knopf hardcover.
I have no idea how many times i cried reading this book as it hits me to the feels. It is such a great book and is worth the read. I cannot put the book down since i got it.