All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven


All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven switches perspectives between a popular girl named Violet who just lost her older sister to a car accident Violet survived, and a broken boy named Finch who has been bullied his whole life and is a way beyond a little strange. It takes place in a small town in Indiana around these two very different high school students who get partnered on a school project to wander Indiana and find three significant sights. Throughout the book the reader starts to fall in love with both of these characters. As the two venture on several different wanderings, we learn more about where they both come from and how they fit perfectly together like puzzle pieces. Through the book, the couple faces many ups and downs of high school life in general as well as trying to fix the cracked parts of each other. In the end, the two are able to overcome many challenges and come to terms with their own demons.

All the Bright Places was a wonderful to read. Because it was written with switching between Finch’s and Violet’s the reader literally gets to see their relationship develop between both of their perspectives. I think the only complaint I would have with the story was that there as not too much of a climax. The one scene which one could argue is the climax, felt more like the falling action part of the story where she wraps up the story and starts to conclude the book. But, besides that one grievance, the book was absolutely amazing o read; I got attached to characters and saw their development throughout the novel. Overall, this book is great and I would recommend it. Anyone who loved The Fault in Our Stars by John Green or Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell would love this book.

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