Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Rate: 4 stars

“I don’t know what brings you here, but to me the town looks prettier and the people look nicer and even the worst of them look almost kind.”


The story of a girl who learns to live from a boy who wants to die. Theodore Finch wants to take his own life. Violet Markey is devasted by her sister’s death. They meet on the ledge of the school bell tower, and so their story begins. It’s only together they can be themselves… But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink. How far will Violet go to save the boy she has come to love?

My Take

Being a first timer to Jennifer’s work I found it raw, honest and well written. I loved how Finch and Violet’s characters are potrayed, I felt like I knew them from their history and background. As much as I enjoyed reading this book, it is a little bit hard to get into. I would not recommend it to a person who has depression as it has major triggers. Finch is a boy who actively looks for reasons to stay alive. Both him and Violet have mental issues but his is deeply rooted and he hides it so well that people around him don’t realize it.

All The Bright Places gave me insight on mental ill people and a bit of their thinking, how to treat and deal them. It was both good and devastating at the same time and a beautiful book all together.

“You can’t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to.”