All the Bright Places (Prebound)
Jennifer Niven has written arguably one of the most realistic and voice driven novels (in young adult or otherwise) that I have read in a long time. All the Bright Places alternates between two narrators: Violet Markey, a girl coping with the untimely loss of her sister, and Theodore Finch, a boy fascinated with death and dying. They begin an unconventional relationship that is sure to tug less than gently at your heartstrings and will have you riding that proverbial emotional roller coaster all the way until the end. Shelve the comparisons to books like The Fault in Our Stars or Eleanor and Park that you may hear; All The Bright Places stands tall on its own.— Heather H.
I don't want to give too much away, but here goes. If you pick up this novel by Jennifer Niven, you will be beginning a journey where you won't regret a single step (or page as it may be). Violet is the "extenuating circumstances" girl who is stumbling through surviving a tragic loss. Theodore Finch is the captivatingly clever, whimsical, and lost boy who is helping Violet find her feet. Their story, told from both perspectives, is filled with all the thoughts we have held through our lives about doubt, loss, labels, bullying, love, and All the Bright Placesin between. V+F will definitely stay with me. Hopefully, they will with you as well.— Meghan
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.
Soon to be a major motion picturestarring Elle Fanning
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."