All the Bright Places book review

Updated: Feb 13



In one of my earlier post I mentioned that I was reading All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. It took me maybe 3-4 days to finished this book. The back of the book reads:

"Theodore Finch is fascinated by death. Every day he thinks of ways he might die, but every day he also searches for-- and manages to find-- something to keep him there, and alive,and wake.

Violet Markey lives for future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her small Indiana town and her aching greid in the wake of her sister's death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school-- six stores above the ground-- its unclear who saves who. Soon its only with Violet that Finch can be himself. And its only with Finch that Violett forgets to count away the days and starts living them. But as Violet's world grows, Finch's begins to shrink..."

The ending of this book is very heart-warming. I thinks its because the author feels to give a good ending with all the heart strings she pulled during the read. Upon finishing the book I beg to ask these questions

  • Did Finch make his final decision because he felt he had finally reached what he felt he needed?

  • Did Violet need that trauma from Finch to start living?

  • Did Finch truly travel to a different place from the Blue Hole?

It is very clear that Violet needed Finch. He was her "wake-up" call. Finch, however, I personally felt that he believed he had too much baggage to allow Violet to love him. Almost like he had to prove that he could be loved and a person worthy of love with all of his wanders.

Link to buy the book:

https://www.amazon.com/All-Bright-Places-Jennifer-Niven/dp/0385755910/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2Y77QUEZJP1YH&keywords=all+the+bright+places+book&qid=1643799269&sprefix=All+the+bright+places+%2Caps%2C93&sr=8-1

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