All the Bright Places

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brightplaces.jpgAll the Bright Places (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015) by Jennifer Niven is a difficult story to put down whether you are in Finch's viewpoint or Violet's. Is today a good day to die? Theodore Finch asks himself. Then he realizes he's not alone on the ledge of the school's six-story bell tower. He saves Violet Markey from falling and lets her save face by taking credit for saving him, the Freak. These two become partners in a school project, then more.

It's an emotional story of relationship between two unlikely teens. I don't want to say more and ruin the story for anyone. Let's just say it's a very good read. (My concern for younger students reading this is that the sex appears to be unprotected.)

The cover seems over simple, but so fits the story.

The book is going to be made into a movie and I bet will be popular like John Green's The Fault in Our Stars. Read more on the author's website.

Jennifer Niven has also written historical and nonfiction books as well as YA--she's got quite the range. See details here. I'm definitely going to check out her Velva Jean books.

I enjoyed the About Jennifer page and think you will too.



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