All The Bright PlacesJennifer Niven - Raven Sandridge - 2A
Summary: Theodore finch and violet markey are two lost teenagers who met on the edge of the bell tower. each individual has there own distinct ways with coping day by day. Finch is fascinated by death. every day he thinks of ways he might die, 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 death. As violet's world begins to grow, finch's world shrinks.
personal review: the amount of depth and perspective that niven wrote with, was absolutely breathtaking. Her story was sad, but heartfelt. Every word, every sentence, kept the passion for what she intended to say, alive. i've never been able to relate to a book so deeply. it honestly took me by surprise. all the bright places deals with difficult topics like mental illnesses and suicide. people who can take words into a deeper level, would enjoy the book. it's helping me lead to my own great manifesto.
"You are all the colors in one at full brightness" -finch "you make me feel gold, flowing."-Finch "standing next to you makes it feel as high as everest." -violet "but i bring it up to let you know that this is the way i feel right now. like jupiter and pluto are aligned with the earth and i'm floating." -Finch "I was here." -t.f "i was here too." -violet
for what it's worth, all the bright places showed me something.