Thursday, 12 February 2015

All The Bright Places By Jennifer Nevin

All The Bright Place By Jennifer Niven 
388 pages

"Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.
Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.
When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink." - Goodreads


I have let this book sink in for a few days now and I can fully review this book.

On goodreads,I said that this book was 4 stars, and I feel like that is fair enough rating of this book. 

Here were my problems:
I felt it was too slow and I was hearing all these great things about the book, thinking to myself, when would I feel like everyone else and be certainly sure that I'm reading a great book. Where I didn't get that all. Maybe I blame the hype for this or the mood that I was in. It was a very sad and moving book about teen suicide and it shows us readers the consequences suicide has on people around them. I loved how this was written to give us readers a perspective as to what it's like losing someone to suicide. But however I was still looking for more, which sounds really pretentious of me. I felt it fell flat in some parts and I didn't really understand the dynamic of the relationship and how it was built from nothing really. This book was predictable from the beginning and when the big reveal happened, I wasn't as shocked as I thought I'd be, to be honest I was just a little bit angry at said person for leaving everyone behind. That is pretty much all the problems I had with this book. 

The great parts:
So now I have gotten the bad part outta the way, lets talk about the good parts. I did say before that I didn't like how the relationship was basically built on nothing but however it was built quite nicely. throughout the novel. I loved the parts where Finch would do certain things for Violet and say the atmost beautiful sayings to her like "This is the way I feel right now, Like Pluto and Jupiter are alligned with the earth and I am floating" That was so sweet. Btw you'll need to read the book to get that reference. (Also I screenshotted that part on my phone just so I could remember it.) I loved this part too "No more winter at all. Finch you brought me spring." HEARTH MELT!!! So yes this book had it moments. I wanna talk about the writing, it was beautifully written. Jennifer seems like she has a knack for writing and you can really tell. I feel as though she is going to be the next Rainbow Rowell, because I sure did not like Eleanor and Park but doesn't mean I wont love any of her other work. I guess an authors book gets better with each new one. (In some cases) I also read the authors notes at the back of the book and read why she wrote this book, Jennifer had experienced people in her life suffering with depression and have committed suicide, which was really sad to read. She talked about when she was young her grandfather was killed by a self inflicted gun shot and she spoke about the impact it had on her family and herself. Jennifer is courageous woman for writing this book and I salute her. 

Okay that is my view and points of this books.

Please don't get offend by my views, these are just my personall views of the book and I know alot of people adore this book. 

I will re read this book in the future when my mood is differnt, as I have read too many great books this month and I feel as though they have trumped over anything I have read this month. 

Do I recommend this book? 
Yes I do, but go into with less amount of expectation and I feel you will enjoy it more. 

Happy Reading
Greg. x

If you think something is wrong, speak up.
You are not alone.
It is not your fault.
Help is out there.


American Association of Suicidology (AAS)—
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)—
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline— (1-800-273-TALK)


Mental Health America (MHA)—mentalhealthamerica.​net
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)—
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)—nimh.​nih.​gov
Teen Mental Health—teenmentalhealth.​org


Mayo Clinic—mayoclinic.​com/​health/​suicide/​MH00048
    SOS: A Handbook for Survivors of Suicide by Jeffrey Jackson (published by AAS)— available online, along with other helpful resources, at www.suicidology.​org/​suicide-survivors/​suicide-​loss-​survivors


Stomp Out Bullying—stompoutbullying.​org


National Child Abuse Hotline—1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

-Jennifer Nevin, author of All The Bright Places

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