All the Bright Places

All the Bright Places

Book - 2015
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Told in alternating voices. When Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school - both teetering on the edge - it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the "natural wonders" of the state of Indiana, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another.
Publisher: [Melbourne] : 2015. Penguin,
ISBN: 9780141357034
Branch Call Number: YF NIVE


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The Fault in Our Stars fans will love this exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.

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Aug 27, 2017

A depressed and openly suicidal high school boy falls in love with a depressed and secretly suicidal high school girl. He's an awkward outcast and she's one of the pretty popular girls. What could possibly go wrong? This colorful romantic story is so well told that I'm sure Jennifer is, at least partially, writing from her own experience. If you enjoy John Greene's dolorous young adult romances, you'll like this one too!

GCPL_Teen Jun 23, 2017

The realistic handling of mental illness in this novel is admirable. Both main characters struggle to manage their emotions, relationships, and the stress of school. Vivid imagery and rich language.

Jun 20, 2017

I got really invested in Theodore. Love the way he was written and explained the way he thinks.
Spoiler alert - I was surprised he dosn't make it but in a way the unhappy ending made sense in ways and he left a mark on a world he didn't feel made for. Poetic I guess, not that suicide isn't sad.

AL_KELSEY Jun 06, 2017

While I didn't love this book for it's plot or writing style, there is definitely one aspect of this novel that resonates with me. The author does a phenomenal job of creating the character, Theodore Finch. The reader can connect with him, and can truly see the changes in his demeanor, his sanity, and his feelings about life. She doesn't name these feelings. She doesn't stereotype him. She lets the reader feel it as it happens, which makes for an incredibly powerful story about suicide, friendship, and first love.

Apr 27, 2017

This book is amazing. Very sad, but you can't help but be drawn in by it. I highly suggest this book because, well, it's now my favorite book.

Apr 26, 2017

I started reading this three times before reading it all the way through.

I wish I'd read the whole thing the first time. This is amazing.

fatimax Apr 18, 2017

I read this book a while ago and I guess I was a little disappointed. Although the book did bring to light a lot of important issues, to me it seemed like Violet and Theodore's relationship was toxic. Although I did cry my eyes out at the end I still couldn't find it in me to appreciate it as much as I thought I would've.

Apr 15, 2017

Ahh my feelings. This started out dramatic, then got happy... THEN SOMEONE HAD TO MAKE IT SAD AGAIN. It was an awesome book, Theodore did creep me out a little at the begining though, but he got better as the book progressed. It's a really sad book, But it's a good read and I enjoyed it (Minus the crying)

kirstd31 Feb 13, 2017

I almost stopped reading this book. It was just so sad. I am glad I kept reading. I had to understand Theodore Finch.

Jan 30, 2017

All The Bright Places is a beautifully written heart-wrenching book. In some ways it reminds me of The Fault In Our Stars, but even though I can see similarities between these two books All The Bright Places is still unique and stands on its own. Violet and Theodore, the two main characters, are both very likeable characters but for very different reasons. I love how in this book two very different people who seem to have nothing in common are able to come together. This book addresses very important issues that I’m sure many people can relate to. All The Bright Places can be a heavy read so I would not recommend it if you are looking for a lighthearted happy book, but if you are willing to give it a chance you’ll love it. 5 Stars
- @bookworm of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Jan 22, 2017

"May your eye go to the Sun, To the wind your soul.... You are all the colors in one, at full brightness."

Aug 13, 2016

Sorry wastes time. You have to live your life like you'll never be sorry. It's easier just to do the right thing from the start so there's nothing to apologize for.

Aug 12, 2016

Sometimes there's beauty in the tough words - it's all in how you read them.

Aug 12, 2016

The great thing about this life of ours is that you can be someone different to everybody.

Aug 12, 2016

You are all the colours in one, at full brightness.

Jul 06, 2016

"It's so lovely to be lovely to the one I love"

JCLChrisK Dec 31, 2015

It's so lovely to be lovely to the one I love.

Aug 14, 2015

"For what it's worth, you showed me something, Ultraviolet- there is such a thing as a perfect day."
-Theodore Finch

Aug 14, 2015

"But winter is here, and I don't know where I'll be by spring. And she's named for a flower, and her father hates me, and I want her to know that I'm thinking of her and that this isn't a season of death but one for living."
-Theodore Finch

Aug 10, 2015


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Jun 23, 2015

This book is about a boy names Finch and a girl names Violet.


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AletaLindsey Mar 16, 2015

Other: Could be triggering- suicidal thoughts

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