All the Bright Places (Paperback)
We all, in some sort of way, find ourselves fascinated by life and death; whether we fear the unknown or progressively work towards living in the present. All the Bright Places transcends time (without exaggeration). It will appease to your desire to love, while leaving your stomach pitted and wrenched. I didn’t know whether I should smile or cry, so I did both, on every page. At a point in life where I yearn for existential reasoning in many things, Finch and Violent gave me so much more reason to be freely present in every moment of the day.— Charlie, TC YA Reviewer
The beloved New York Times bestseller that Entertainment Weekly described as "sparkling" and says "get s] under your skin." You won't soon forget this heart-wrenching, unflinching story of love shared, life lived, and two teens who find each other while standing on the edge.
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death. Every day he thinks of ways he might kill himself, but every day he also searches for--and manages to find--something to keep him here, and alive, and awake. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her small 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--six stories above the ground-- it's unclear who saves whom. Soon it's only with Violet that Finch can be himself. 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. . . .
"A do-not-miss for fans of Eleanor & Park and The Fault in Our Stars, and basically anyone who can breathe." --Justine Magazine "At the heart--a big one--of All the Bright Places lies a charming love story about this unlikely and endearing pair of broken teenagers." --The New York Times Book Review
"A heart-rending, stylish love story." --The Wall Street Journal
"A complex love story that will bring all the feels." --Seventeen Magazine
"Impressively layered, lived-in, and real." --Buzzfeed.com.
About the Author
Jennifer Niven is the author of the New York Times and international bestseller All the Bright Places, as well as her new YA novel, Holding Up the Universe. She has also written four novels for adults--American Blonde, Becoming Clementine, Velva Jean Learns to Fly, and Velva Jean Learns to Drive--as well as three nonfiction books: The Ice Master, Ada Blackjack, and The Aqua Net Diaries, a memoir about her high school experiences. She grew up in Indiana and now lives with her fiance and literary cats in Los Angeles. For more information, visit JenniferNiven.com, GermMagazine.com, or find her on Facebook or Twitter.