ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES, A story of a boy called Finch and a girl named Violet. Also a New York Times Bestseller!
PUBLISHING: This book was published on the Sixth of January in 2015.
AUTHOR: Jennifer Niven
PUBLICATION HOUSE: All the bright places was published under Ember, a division of Penguin Books!
All the bright places was based in a small Indiana town.
I’m like that old man with the beard, Rip Van Winkle. Now you see me, now you don’t.All the bright places!
Theodore Finch the unpopular boy who is always thinking about death, At least only in his wake, is at his usual spot on the ledge of the school bell tower. Today is quit different, he has a very unlikely visit from Violet Markey, a popular cheerleader pretty and sane on the outside.
Behind her ugly glasses and perfect outward demeanor, she is messed up inside. Ever since the death of her sister she hasn’t been the same. From therapy sessions to therapy sessions, thoughts of ending her life drove her to the top of Bell tower. The sight of her on the ledge raises the concern and the attention of other students. Before she realized what she was doing, she had been spotted and the was no way out except being dubbed as crazy.
Luckily Finch comes up with an idea. He sacrifices himself to be the laughing stock, as he usually was, and pretends Violet was up there to save him and not the other way around. An unlikely relationship develops from there and and later being paired for a group work, their bond deepens.
But the question remains, would they be able to help each other heal or fall back into their pattern of self loathing and darkness?
Homeless Finch, I think. Slacker Finch.All the bright places.
My reaction while reading the book!
THE NUMBER OF PAGES:
The book has roughly Forty five chapters with a short excerpt of her new Novel, HOLDING UP THE UNIVERSE! There are 388 pages of nonstop thrills and pleasurable heartache in this book. and to be honest, i would love to read it over and over again!
You are most likely to spend three days reading this book. The chapters were relatively short and easy to read as well.
The only thing i didn’t like reading was Theodores death. I got so used to his corkiness, his death almost ruined the book for more but i guess it was bound to happen. Not every book has the happy ending we all wish for! Rest In Peace Theodore ‘FREAK’ Finch’. You lived a life worth living. 😭😭.
The first text comes in on Thursday. The thing is, they were all perfect days.
Hours later, i hear from him again: Not missing at all, foundAll the bright places.
I loved the book! From the plot to the writing, everything was on point. The grammar and editing was great. It was simple to read and the cover was just perfect.
Just like all movies based on books, there are some changes. Contrary to the book, the movie begins with Violet standing on the wall of a bridge overlooking a river but with the main purpose in mind, to kill herself. Her motive isn’t achieved because Finch who was jogging by noticed her and helped her out of it. More like forced her to scream at him which still ended with her not killing herself. So …… Yayy!!!!!!
Whatever you are, I saved your life!
“Sometimes, i say and do things without thinking and people don’t like that. People like labels, they like putting you in a box. They want you to be who they want you to be.”Theodore Finch!
The movie was funny, very funny, and interesting to watch. Though it was a bit different from the original plot, it still maintained the issues the book spoke on. I was a little hesitant to watch the movie at first because i didn’t want to see Finch die but i watched it anyway and i got through it! Wheww
Overall, It was a fantastic movie in my opinion!
Though the book and movie addresses suicide and thinking positively, I wouldn’t recommend this book to some who is suicidal, but in another instance, I would. Let me explain:
Finch is suicidal and sometimes the things he did and thought about were a bit too much. At some point, it felt as if he endorsed suicide with his wild fascination of the after world and constantly wondering about his end.
On the other hand, the book did a great job of revealing the pain and ,to some extent, guilt people go through after someone close to them kills themselves which may deter others from performing suicide as well.
I would gladly give this fantastic book a…..  Star rating! This decision was made based on all the points mentioned above.
On my way home, I wondered when Finch was there- when he first found the license plate, when he came back.Violet.
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