Friday, August 28, 2015

All The Bright Places

So I am definitely one of those people that is guilty of reading a young adult novel every now and then… However, some decently great books are in the young adult category: The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, John Green books, just to name a few. All The Bright Places, by Jennifer Niven, although a bit of a sad story is definitely one of those books.

Violet, a high school student who lives for the future and is counting down the days till graduation when she can escape the small town she lives in, meets Finch, a boy fascinated by death by death and not quite sure who he is as a person, under unusual circumstances. One day on top of the school bell tower both Finch and Violet are up there contemplating jumping off – Finch notices Violet and quite literally talks her off the edge and breaths life back into her existence again. Violet also ends up saving Finch that day simply by being at the same place at the same time.

When Finch and Violet team up together to do a project to discover the natural wonder of their state, they end up making more important discoveries about each other and themselves. Being in Violet’s company allows Finch to be who he really is and Finch makes Violet stop wanting to count away the days and start living in the moment.

All The BrightPlaces is the type of book that you will find yourself saying “just one more chapter then I’ll go to bed”. It is a book with a lot of heart and shows the importance of finding the bight spots in everyday life. 


  1. Love the initials on those PJ's!

    XO, Jessi

  2. Love the story!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    With love,
    Suzy ♥


  3. I'll put this on my list. I'm about to finish 'The Rumor' which I think you would enjoy.

    1. I will have to check that one out; thanks for the recommendation!