All the Bright Places review

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven is an all-too-captivating novel that narrates the story of a girl who learns to live by a boy who intends to die. The story follows two teenagers – Theodore Finch and Violet Markey – who both wish to escape their small town in Indiana. Violet is a popular girl who secretly deals with survivor’s guilt and Finch is a boy obsessed with death, often called a freak by his peers. Niven’s writing is spectacular when it comes to being descriptive and has the perfect words to express the main characters’ mental health issues. The book has an enjoyable amount of snarky banter between Finch and Violet and a fast-paced plot – making it easy to get invested. Add to that a heart-breaking and slightly uncalled-for ending and it truly becomes a favorite. This book receives five out of five stars.