‘All The Bright Places’ book review


I have been putting off this book review for weeks now because I’ve just not been able to bring myself to think about it or talk about it yet. Isn’t it crazy how a book can do that to you?

All The Bright Places tells the story of two young adolescents who are both troubled in their own way. Violet lost her sister, her best friend, in a car crash and she hasn’t been the same ever since. Finch, the ‘freak’ at school, saves her and begins to show her the meaning of life and helps her to laugh – and love – again. They become inseparable and embark on ‘wandering’ together for a school trip (and for leisure). Until one day Finch begins to retreat into his own little world and cuts everyone off – even Violet. Finch is mentally disturbed and tends to lock people out when he is feeling miserable. He doesn’t want to be saved; but Violet yearns to save him and help him the way he helped her.

Finch is quirky, comical and mysterious and I have never adored a character in a book as much as I did Theodore Finch. He is a character that will stay with me always.

This is my first time reading a Jennifer Niven novel and I will certainly be reading more in the future. I have already purchased ‘Holding Up The Universe’ and I can’t wait to immerse myself in this too.

Overall, do I recommend this book? 110%. Would I read it again? Without a shadow of a doubt. Will this book make you cry? Yes. Just being honest.

If you’ve read All The Bright Places let me know your thoughts! Have you read any other Jennifer Niven books? Would you read this book?

Get a copy of All The Bright Places here.

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Charlene McElhinney







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  1. Kayleigh Zara
    March 20, 2017 / 9:14 am

    I absolutely love this book it’s amazing and definetely one of my favourites! It also made me cry too x

  2. March 20, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    This is another book I’ve been eyeing up, looks like we have the same taste in books! My sister bought it so she’s going to dig it out and let me read it. I’ve also got Holding Up The Univers but have yet to read it!
    – Kirsty xo


  3. March 21, 2017 / 7:30 am

    I would totally read this book. Somehow I feel like I can relate to the Finch character.

    skinnydecxflatte.blogspot.com xo

  4. March 21, 2017 / 8:10 am

    Hadn’t heard of this before your post! But thank you for sharing your thoughts, really love the way you write!


  5. March 23, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    omg this book made me cry so hard, I loved every bit of it, definitely on my top 5 favourites

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