Welcome back to the ABBBC. This months book of choice was All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. A complete page turner. I simply could not put this book down. I was first drawn to this book by the vibrant front cover, after a quick read of the blurb i couldn’t wait to get stuck in.
So this book is the story of a girl who learns to live from a boy who wants to die. The tale of two teenagers who’s lives although totally different are kind of the same. Suicidal thoughts and actions bring Violet and Finch together. Finch is a melancholy and unusual figure, preoccupied with death. He fixates on the notion of taking his own life. Violet is a popular girl, usually surrounded by many friends, but she is having a hard time coming to terms with the death of her sister.
All the Bright Places is very similar to The Fault in Our Stars both thematically and stylistically.
I loved this book. I would have liked a happier ending, but I understand why the author ended the book this way. It’s a book that will stay with you long after you finish reading it. It was everything I hoped it would be. From the cliché love burning bright desire to the harrowing departs of death, this book made me laugh, smile, cry and shout. I did not expect what happened and I am so desperate to tell you what did happen but I don’t want to spoil it for those that still haven’t read it. This book takes on big issues of identity, depression, loss and problems of meaninglessness faced by all of us at some point in our now or younger years.
For those that have finished it; Did you like the ending? Did you expect it? Tell me your thoughts.
For the John Green fans out there … this book is for you. This is soon going to be made into a film too, so what better way to start it off by reading the book. Warning: You might need to grab a box of tissues before you start reading this book!
Purchase it for £3.85 at Amazon UK here.
February’s Book to purchase and read before the end of February is If I was Your Girl By Meredith Russo. (Purchase here!)