About the Book
"When Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school--both teetering on the edge--it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the 'natural wonders' of the state of Indiana, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another"
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The New York Times bestselling love story about two teens who find each other while standing on the edge.
is fascinated by death. Every day he thinks of ways he might kill himself, but every day he also searches for--and manages to find--something
to keep him here, and alive, and awake. Violet Markey
lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her small Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister's recent death.
When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school--six stories above the ground-- it's unclear who saves whom. Soon it's only with Violet that Finch can be himself. And it's only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet's world grows, Finch's begins to shrink. . . .
"A do-not-miss for fans of Eleanor & Park and The Fault in Our Stars,
and basically anyone who can breathe." --Justine
"At the heart--a big one--of All the Bright Places
lies a charming love story
about this unlikely and endearing pair of broken teenagers." --The New York Times Book Review
, stylish love story." --The Wall Street Journal
"A complex love story that will bring all the feels
layered, lived-in, and real
"...this heartbreaking love story about two funny, fragile, and wildly damaged high school kids named Violet and Finch is worth reading. Niven is a skillful storyteller who never patronizes her characters - or her audience."
-- Entertainment Weekly
"Many teen novels touch on similar themes, but few do it so memorably."
In her YA debut, adult author Niven creates a romance so fresh and funny. . . The journey to, through, and past tragedy is romantic and heartbreaking, as characters and readers confront darkness, joy, and the possibilities--and limits--of love in the face of mental illness."--Publishers Weekly
, starred review
"The writing in this heartrending novel is fluid, despite the difficult topics... Finch in particular will linger in readers' minds long after the last page is turned."--School Library Journal
, starred review
Ultimately, the book, with narration that alternates between Finch and Violet, becomes Violet's story of survival and recovery, affirming the value of loving deeply, grieving openly, and carrying your light forward.
--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Have The Fault in Our Stars
withdrawal? Pick up this heartrending novel about a girl who vows to live with purpose after bonding with a boy who plans to end his own life."
It's touching, vibrant, and an impressively honest depiction of depression.
A Publishers Weekly
Best Book of the Year
A Miami Herald
Best Books for Children
GoodReads Choice Awards Young Adult Fiction Category Winner
Top Young Adult Book of the Year
A NPR Guide to Great Reads Book
About The Author
Jennifer Niven is the author of the New York Times
and international bestseller All the Bright Places,
as well as her new YA novel, Holding Up the Universe.
She has also written four novels for adults--American Blonde, Becoming Clementine, Velva Jean Learns to Fly,
and Velva Jean Learns to Drive
--as well as three nonfiction books: The Ice Master, Ada Blackjack,
and The Aqua Net Diaries,
a memoir about her high school experiences. She grew up in Indiana and now lives with her fiancé and literary cats in Los Angeles. For more information, visit JenniferNiven.com, GermMagazine.com, or find her on Facebook or Twitter.