All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven | Book Review #5

Goodreads Synopsis: 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.

“You are all the colors in one at full brightness.”

I was skeptical to read this book at first for reasons that I can’t really explain. I suppose this was me literally judging a book by its cover, but I read Amy’s review on this book and decided, why not? It’s a book, it wouldn’t hurt to read it.

I WAS SO WRONG.

I should’ve seen it coming, I thought it wouldn’t affect me because I often detach myself when reading books so I won’t get too attached to characters. (Weird, I know,) But it was all for nothing because it’s impossible to not grow fond of Finch.

Violet and Finch both have had their fair share of struggles, and like Amy said, even as their friendship grows, they’re still struggling. This isn’t the kind of book where they meet and everything bad goes away. I love that about this book. They struggle together, but they can’t heal each other.

This book is beautiful, unique, and well-thought out. Violet and Finch’s relationship begins in the most unconventional way, but it fits with the book. There are plenty of parts that will bring smiles and plenty of parts that bring tears. (The part with the paint wrecked me.)

I knew from the first chapter that this book will break my heart and it did, but it’s okay because in the end, well, the end, I’ll let you see for yourself.

love, jane. aka the unlost wanderer

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13 thoughts on “All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven | Book Review #5

  1. That was SOOO relatable. It is impossible to not grow fond of Finch. So many people call it “cliche” and similar to The Fault in the Stars, but I felt like All the Bright Places was so beautifully pure if you get what I mean. If you haven’t read Beautiful Broken Things, I really recommend it. Keep writing, because you’re great xx

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    1. I’m so glad you think so! I suppose I can see how people would think it’s similar to The Fault in Our Stars, but I totally get what you mean and I agree.
      I haven’t read Beautiful Broken Things, but I’ll look into it for sure!
      And thank you so much! You have no idea how much I needed to hear that. xx

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