All the Bright Places

All the Bright Places

The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning! Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a gir...

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Title:All the Bright Places
Author:Jennifer Niven
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:All the Bright Places
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:378 pages pages

All the Bright Places Reviews

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Nov 04, 2014

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

    Seeing other people's reviews on this book that I really trust made me realise a lot of things that I don't really agree with. Right at the time I was reading this, I felt like I could really relate to the main characters and their depression and I think that's why I thought I loved it...

    ?I know life well enough to know you can?t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can?t stop people from dying. You can?t stop them from going away. You can?t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough t...

    First things first. In the blurb of this book it says..The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. That should go. I liked both those books in their own right. This book should and does stand on it's own. It's better than that. This review may go all spoilery and too much persona...

  • Katty
    Jun 26, 2015

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

    Seeing other people's reviews on this book that I really trust made me realise a lot of things that I don't really agree with. Right at the time I was reading this, I felt like I could really relate to the main characters and their depression and I think that's why I thought I loved it...

    ?I know life well enough to know you can?t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can?t stop people from dying. You can?t stop them from going away. You can?t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough t...

    First things first. In the blurb of this book it says..The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. That should go. I liked both those books in their own right. This book should and does stand on it's own. It's better than that. This review may go all spoilery and too much persona...

    I think this may end up being a DNF for me; consider this a prelimary reaction as I put it on hold. I've only read a few chapters so far, but I'm struggling with the quirky/cute style married with a subject as serious as suicide. I mean, are we going to see self-mutilation or child abu...

    This is my secret---that any moment I might fly away. Somehow I think 5 stars aren?t enough for such an ultra-remarkey-able book; if I can, I?ll definitely give it as many stars as those shining in the entire universe because All The Bright Places deserves them all, seriousl...

    Updated- 2015-07-02 This book has been bothering me for a while in all honesty. I thought I loved it when I first read it, I really did, but honestly I think I was caught up in all the hype. What Raeleen (padfootandprongs07 on YouTube) said has really stuck with me: the characters bec...

    ?My beloved boat is broken on the rocks of daily life. I?ve paid my debts and no longer need to count pains I?ve suffered at the hands of others. The misfortunes and the insults. Good luck to those who remain.? I was not prepared for this emotional upheaval! A da...

    Where to begin? I heard great things about this but I should have stayed away. Violet I feel like she only really existed here to be the emotional component of this book. She's used as a prop mostly and a prize, yet I never saw her as having any personality beyond just being a...

    Finch and Violet are two very different persons. She is popular, down to earth and is trying to please everyone. He?s the ??Freak??, careless and doesn?t know or acknowledge how the many things he does every day might hurt people around him. (Or maybe he does, and that ...

    All the Bright Places is the story of how Theodore Finch and Ultraviolet are brought together by death--which would be gloomy, except the two personalities bloom, becoming something beautiful, as their wondrous adventures bring them closer together. Jennifer Niven takes a girl meets bo...

    Every now and then you find a book that not only makes you think, but changes the way you look at the world. 'All the Bright Places', in all its clever, poetic and honest beauty is one of those books. It will stay with me, forever. ...

    MY FEELINGS: REVIEW TO COME!!! ...

    2.5 stars I would rate Jennifer Niven's author note five stars if I could. We need more books about mental illness; authors should strive to tackle uncomfortable subjects like abuse, suicide, and bipolar disorder. While Niven's intentions come across as meaningful and good, her deli...

    Ugh. Just, no. Mental illness is not a cute little quirk. It isn't something that kickstarts a misfit, high school romance. It is not something that automatically makes you more witty, or intelligent, or really all that different from your peers. It isn't at all what is portrayed in th...

  • Thomas
    Oct 18, 2014

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

    Seeing other people's reviews on this book that I really trust made me realise a lot of things that I don't really agree with. Right at the time I was reading this, I felt like I could really relate to the main characters and their depression and I think that's why I thought I loved it...

    ?I know life well enough to know you can?t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can?t stop people from dying. You can?t stop them from going away. You can?t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough t...

    First things first. In the blurb of this book it says..The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. That should go. I liked both those books in their own right. This book should and does stand on it's own. It's better than that. This review may go all spoilery and too much persona...

    I think this may end up being a DNF for me; consider this a prelimary reaction as I put it on hold. I've only read a few chapters so far, but I'm struggling with the quirky/cute style married with a subject as serious as suicide. I mean, are we going to see self-mutilation or child abu...

    This is my secret---that any moment I might fly away. Somehow I think 5 stars aren?t enough for such an ultra-remarkey-able book; if I can, I?ll definitely give it as many stars as those shining in the entire universe because All The Bright Places deserves them all, seriousl...

    Updated- 2015-07-02 This book has been bothering me for a while in all honesty. I thought I loved it when I first read it, I really did, but honestly I think I was caught up in all the hype. What Raeleen (padfootandprongs07 on YouTube) said has really stuck with me: the characters bec...

    ?My beloved boat is broken on the rocks of daily life. I?ve paid my debts and no longer need to count pains I?ve suffered at the hands of others. The misfortunes and the insults. Good luck to those who remain.? I was not prepared for this emotional upheaval! A da...

    Where to begin? I heard great things about this but I should have stayed away. Violet I feel like she only really existed here to be the emotional component of this book. She's used as a prop mostly and a prize, yet I never saw her as having any personality beyond just being a...

    Finch and Violet are two very different persons. She is popular, down to earth and is trying to please everyone. He?s the ??Freak??, careless and doesn?t know or acknowledge how the many things he does every day might hurt people around him. (Or maybe he does, and that ...

    All the Bright Places is the story of how Theodore Finch and Ultraviolet are brought together by death--which would be gloomy, except the two personalities bloom, becoming something beautiful, as their wondrous adventures bring them closer together. Jennifer Niven takes a girl meets bo...

    Every now and then you find a book that not only makes you think, but changes the way you look at the world. 'All the Bright Places', in all its clever, poetic and honest beauty is one of those books. It will stay with me, forever. ...

    MY FEELINGS: REVIEW TO COME!!! ...

    2.5 stars I would rate Jennifer Niven's author note five stars if I could. We need more books about mental illness; authors should strive to tackle uncomfortable subjects like abuse, suicide, and bipolar disorder. While Niven's intentions come across as meaningful and good, her deli...

  • Wendy Darling
    Sep 12, 2013

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

    Seeing other people's reviews on this book that I really trust made me realise a lot of things that I don't really agree with. Right at the time I was reading this, I felt like I could really relate to the main characters and their depression and I think that's why I thought I loved it...

    ?I know life well enough to know you can?t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can?t stop people from dying. You can?t stop them from going away. You can?t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough t...

    First things first. In the blurb of this book it says..The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. That should go. I liked both those books in their own right. This book should and does stand on it's own. It's better than that. This review may go all spoilery and too much persona...

    I think this may end up being a DNF for me; consider this a prelimary reaction as I put it on hold. I've only read a few chapters so far, but I'm struggling with the quirky/cute style married with a subject as serious as suicide. I mean, are we going to see self-mutilation or child abu...

  • Raeleen Lemay
    Jan 08, 2015

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

  • Emily May
    Jan 24, 2015

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

  • Giselle
    Aug 15, 2014

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

    Seeing other people's reviews on this book that I really trust made me realise a lot of things that I don't really agree with. Right at the time I was reading this, I felt like I could really relate to the main characters and their depression and I think that's why I thought I loved it...

    ?I know life well enough to know you can?t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can?t stop people from dying. You can?t stop them from going away. You can?t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough t...

    First things first. In the blurb of this book it says..The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. That should go. I liked both those books in their own right. This book should and does stand on it's own. It's better than that. This review may go all spoilery and too much persona...

    I think this may end up being a DNF for me; consider this a prelimary reaction as I put it on hold. I've only read a few chapters so far, but I'm struggling with the quirky/cute style married with a subject as serious as suicide. I mean, are we going to see self-mutilation or child abu...

    This is my secret---that any moment I might fly away. Somehow I think 5 stars aren?t enough for such an ultra-remarkey-able book; if I can, I?ll definitely give it as many stars as those shining in the entire universe because All The Bright Places deserves them all, seriousl...

    Updated- 2015-07-02 This book has been bothering me for a while in all honesty. I thought I loved it when I first read it, I really did, but honestly I think I was caught up in all the hype. What Raeleen (padfootandprongs07 on YouTube) said has really stuck with me: the characters bec...

    ?My beloved boat is broken on the rocks of daily life. I?ve paid my debts and no longer need to count pains I?ve suffered at the hands of others. The misfortunes and the insults. Good luck to those who remain.? I was not prepared for this emotional upheaval! A da...

    Where to begin? I heard great things about this but I should have stayed away. Violet I feel like she only really existed here to be the emotional component of this book. She's used as a prop mostly and a prize, yet I never saw her as having any personality beyond just being a...

    Finch and Violet are two very different persons. She is popular, down to earth and is trying to please everyone. He?s the ??Freak??, careless and doesn?t know or acknowledge how the many things he does every day might hurt people around him. (Or maybe he does, and that ...

    All the Bright Places is the story of how Theodore Finch and Ultraviolet are brought together by death--which would be gloomy, except the two personalities bloom, becoming something beautiful, as their wondrous adventures bring them closer together. Jennifer Niven takes a girl meets bo...

    Every now and then you find a book that not only makes you think, but changes the way you look at the world. 'All the Bright Places', in all its clever, poetic and honest beauty is one of those books. It will stay with me, forever. ...

    MY FEELINGS: REVIEW TO COME!!! ...

    2.5 stars I would rate Jennifer Niven's author note five stars if I could. We need more books about mental illness; authors should strive to tackle uncomfortable subjects like abuse, suicide, and bipolar disorder. While Niven's intentions come across as meaningful and good, her deli...

    Ugh. Just, no. Mental illness is not a cute little quirk. It isn't something that kickstarts a misfit, high school romance. It is not something that automatically makes you more witty, or intelligent, or really all that different from your peers. It isn't at all what is portrayed in th...

    Is today a good day to die? All the Bright Places turned out to be one of the most personal books of the year for me. Although it's being marketed as "The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park", I have to violently disagree. As someone who detested The Fault in Our Stars and...

    5 stars! This year instead of having New Years resolutions I won?t keep, I decided to make book goals and one of those goals was to read more YA. 25 is my goal for the year. This was the first on my list this year and it blew me away! For real, I had ALL THE FEELS while readi...

    4.5 STARS ACTUALLY.SO FREAKING WORTH READING.IT'S AN ART.THERE IS NO NEED FOR MORE WORDS. ...

    Horribly pretentious, overtly ostentatious, and highly deleterious! Niven concocts a controversial narrative about suicide and mental illness with the intention of bringing forth light into all the darkest places yet the way she handles/executes this story is both disheartening and cal...

    I can't even scramble my thoughts together for a review. Unrealistic and incredibly irritating. None of the characters' actions made sense. The only time I liked the story is whenever Theo's depression (????) was triggered and he became aloof and dissociated, because that was more tole...

    2.5 stars "He smiles out at the ugly trees and the ugly farmland and the ugly kids as if he can see Oz. As if he can really, truly see the beauty that's there. In that moment I wish I could see it through his eyes. I wish he had glasses to give me." Can someone give me their gl...

    This is the sort of story that kinda sneaks up on you. You're not sure what kind of book it is at first - especially if you're like me and don't brush up on the blurb beforehand. It seems intense and gritty and even a tad confusing. You notice right away that the characters are definit...

  • Debra
    Aug 12, 2015

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

    Seeing other people's reviews on this book that I really trust made me realise a lot of things that I don't really agree with. Right at the time I was reading this, I felt like I could really relate to the main characters and their depression and I think that's why I thought I loved it...

    ?I know life well enough to know you can?t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can?t stop people from dying. You can?t stop them from going away. You can?t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough t...

    First things first. In the blurb of this book it says..The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. That should go. I liked both those books in their own right. This book should and does stand on it's own. It's better than that. This review may go all spoilery and too much persona...

    I think this may end up being a DNF for me; consider this a prelimary reaction as I put it on hold. I've only read a few chapters so far, but I'm struggling with the quirky/cute style married with a subject as serious as suicide. I mean, are we going to see self-mutilation or child abu...

    This is my secret---that any moment I might fly away. Somehow I think 5 stars aren?t enough for such an ultra-remarkey-able book; if I can, I?ll definitely give it as many stars as those shining in the entire universe because All The Bright Places deserves them all, seriousl...

    Updated- 2015-07-02 This book has been bothering me for a while in all honesty. I thought I loved it when I first read it, I really did, but honestly I think I was caught up in all the hype. What Raeleen (padfootandprongs07 on YouTube) said has really stuck with me: the characters bec...

    ?My beloved boat is broken on the rocks of daily life. I?ve paid my debts and no longer need to count pains I?ve suffered at the hands of others. The misfortunes and the insults. Good luck to those who remain.? I was not prepared for this emotional upheaval! A da...

    Where to begin? I heard great things about this but I should have stayed away. Violet I feel like she only really existed here to be the emotional component of this book. She's used as a prop mostly and a prize, yet I never saw her as having any personality beyond just being a...

    Finch and Violet are two very different persons. She is popular, down to earth and is trying to please everyone. He?s the ??Freak??, careless and doesn?t know or acknowledge how the many things he does every day might hurt people around him. (Or maybe he does, and that ...

    All the Bright Places is the story of how Theodore Finch and Ultraviolet are brought together by death--which would be gloomy, except the two personalities bloom, becoming something beautiful, as their wondrous adventures bring them closer together. Jennifer Niven takes a girl meets bo...

    Every now and then you find a book that not only makes you think, but changes the way you look at the world. 'All the Bright Places', in all its clever, poetic and honest beauty is one of those books. It will stay with me, forever. ...

    MY FEELINGS: REVIEW TO COME!!! ...

    2.5 stars I would rate Jennifer Niven's author note five stars if I could. We need more books about mental illness; authors should strive to tackle uncomfortable subjects like abuse, suicide, and bipolar disorder. While Niven's intentions come across as meaningful and good, her deli...

    Ugh. Just, no. Mental illness is not a cute little quirk. It isn't something that kickstarts a misfit, high school romance. It is not something that automatically makes you more witty, or intelligent, or really all that different from your peers. It isn't at all what is portrayed in th...

    Is today a good day to die? All the Bright Places turned out to be one of the most personal books of the year for me. Although it's being marketed as "The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park", I have to violently disagree. As someone who detested The Fault in Our Stars and...

    5 stars! This year instead of having New Years resolutions I won?t keep, I decided to make book goals and one of those goals was to read more YA. 25 is my goal for the year. This was the first on my list this year and it blew me away! For real, I had ALL THE FEELS while readi...

    4.5 STARS ACTUALLY.SO FREAKING WORTH READING.IT'S AN ART.THERE IS NO NEED FOR MORE WORDS. ...

    Horribly pretentious, overtly ostentatious, and highly deleterious! Niven concocts a controversial narrative about suicide and mental illness with the intention of bringing forth light into all the darkest places yet the way she handles/executes this story is both disheartening and cal...

    I can't even scramble my thoughts together for a review. Unrealistic and incredibly irritating. None of the characters' actions made sense. The only time I liked the story is whenever Theo's depression (????) was triggered and he became aloof and dissociated, because that was more tole...

    2.5 stars "He smiles out at the ugly trees and the ugly farmland and the ugly kids as if he can see Oz. As if he can really, truly see the beauty that's there. In that moment I wish I could see it through his eyes. I wish he had glasses to give me." Can someone give me their gl...

    This is the sort of story that kinda sneaks up on you. You're not sure what kind of book it is at first - especially if you're like me and don't brush up on the blurb beforehand. It seems intense and gritty and even a tad confusing. You notice right away that the characters are definit...

    Wow...what a great book! Theodore Finch and Violet Markey first meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school. Finch very gently talks Violet off of the very ledge he himself was thinking of leaping off. After a bit of pushing on Finch's part the two pair up to "Wander" together ex...

    4.5 stars Wow Wow and Wow I often feel weird about saying how much I enjoy a book especially given the subject matter. But here goes.....I really enjoyed this book! It's funny, sad, heartbreaking, endearing and beautifully written. Theodore is constantly thinking of ways to ki...

  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    Jan 01, 2015

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    Jan 04, 2015

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

    Seeing other people's reviews on this book that I really trust made me realise a lot of things that I don't really agree with. Right at the time I was reading this, I felt like I could really relate to the main characters and their depression and I think that's why I thought I loved it...

    ?I know life well enough to know you can?t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can?t stop people from dying. You can?t stop them from going away. You can?t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough t...

    First things first. In the blurb of this book it says..The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. That should go. I liked both those books in their own right. This book should and does stand on it's own. It's better than that. This review may go all spoilery and too much persona...

    I think this may end up being a DNF for me; consider this a prelimary reaction as I put it on hold. I've only read a few chapters so far, but I'm struggling with the quirky/cute style married with a subject as serious as suicide. I mean, are we going to see self-mutilation or child abu...

    This is my secret---that any moment I might fly away. Somehow I think 5 stars aren?t enough for such an ultra-remarkey-able book; if I can, I?ll definitely give it as many stars as those shining in the entire universe because All The Bright Places deserves them all, seriousl...

    Updated- 2015-07-02 This book has been bothering me for a while in all honesty. I thought I loved it when I first read it, I really did, but honestly I think I was caught up in all the hype. What Raeleen (padfootandprongs07 on YouTube) said has really stuck with me: the characters bec...

    ?My beloved boat is broken on the rocks of daily life. I?ve paid my debts and no longer need to count pains I?ve suffered at the hands of others. The misfortunes and the insults. Good luck to those who remain.? I was not prepared for this emotional upheaval! A da...

    Where to begin? I heard great things about this but I should have stayed away. Violet I feel like she only really existed here to be the emotional component of this book. She's used as a prop mostly and a prize, yet I never saw her as having any personality beyond just being a...

    Finch and Violet are two very different persons. She is popular, down to earth and is trying to please everyone. He?s the ??Freak??, careless and doesn?t know or acknowledge how the many things he does every day might hurt people around him. (Or maybe he does, and that ...

    All the Bright Places is the story of how Theodore Finch and Ultraviolet are brought together by death--which would be gloomy, except the two personalities bloom, becoming something beautiful, as their wondrous adventures bring them closer together. Jennifer Niven takes a girl meets bo...

    Every now and then you find a book that not only makes you think, but changes the way you look at the world. 'All the Bright Places', in all its clever, poetic and honest beauty is one of those books. It will stay with me, forever. ...

    MY FEELINGS: REVIEW TO COME!!! ...

  • Natalie Monroe
    Jan 30, 2015

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

    Seeing other people's reviews on this book that I really trust made me realise a lot of things that I don't really agree with. Right at the time I was reading this, I felt like I could really relate to the main characters and their depression and I think that's why I thought I loved it...

    ?I know life well enough to know you can?t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can?t stop people from dying. You can?t stop them from going away. You can?t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough t...

    First things first. In the blurb of this book it says..The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. That should go. I liked both those books in their own right. This book should and does stand on it's own. It's better than that. This review may go all spoilery and too much persona...

    I think this may end up being a DNF for me; consider this a prelimary reaction as I put it on hold. I've only read a few chapters so far, but I'm struggling with the quirky/cute style married with a subject as serious as suicide. I mean, are we going to see self-mutilation or child abu...

    This is my secret---that any moment I might fly away. Somehow I think 5 stars aren?t enough for such an ultra-remarkey-able book; if I can, I?ll definitely give it as many stars as those shining in the entire universe because All The Bright Places deserves them all, seriousl...

    Updated- 2015-07-02 This book has been bothering me for a while in all honesty. I thought I loved it when I first read it, I really did, but honestly I think I was caught up in all the hype. What Raeleen (padfootandprongs07 on YouTube) said has really stuck with me: the characters bec...

    ?My beloved boat is broken on the rocks of daily life. I?ve paid my debts and no longer need to count pains I?ve suffered at the hands of others. The misfortunes and the insults. Good luck to those who remain.? I was not prepared for this emotional upheaval! A da...

    Where to begin? I heard great things about this but I should have stayed away. Violet I feel like she only really existed here to be the emotional component of this book. She's used as a prop mostly and a prize, yet I never saw her as having any personality beyond just being a...

    Finch and Violet are two very different persons. She is popular, down to earth and is trying to please everyone. He?s the ??Freak??, careless and doesn?t know or acknowledge how the many things he does every day might hurt people around him. (Or maybe he does, and that ...

    All the Bright Places is the story of how Theodore Finch and Ultraviolet are brought together by death--which would be gloomy, except the two personalities bloom, becoming something beautiful, as their wondrous adventures bring them closer together. Jennifer Niven takes a girl meets bo...

    Every now and then you find a book that not only makes you think, but changes the way you look at the world. 'All the Bright Places', in all its clever, poetic and honest beauty is one of those books. It will stay with me, forever. ...

    MY FEELINGS: REVIEW TO COME!!! ...

    2.5 stars I would rate Jennifer Niven's author note five stars if I could. We need more books about mental illness; authors should strive to tackle uncomfortable subjects like abuse, suicide, and bipolar disorder. While Niven's intentions come across as meaningful and good, her deli...

    Ugh. Just, no. Mental illness is not a cute little quirk. It isn't something that kickstarts a misfit, high school romance. It is not something that automatically makes you more witty, or intelligent, or really all that different from your peers. It isn't at all what is portrayed in th...

    Is today a good day to die? All the Bright Places turned out to be one of the most personal books of the year for me. Although it's being marketed as "The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park", I have to violently disagree. As someone who detested The Fault in Our Stars and...

    5 stars! This year instead of having New Years resolutions I won?t keep, I decided to make book goals and one of those goals was to read more YA. 25 is my goal for the year. This was the first on my list this year and it blew me away! For real, I had ALL THE FEELS while readi...

    4.5 STARS ACTUALLY.SO FREAKING WORTH READING.IT'S AN ART.THERE IS NO NEED FOR MORE WORDS. ...

    Horribly pretentious, overtly ostentatious, and highly deleterious! Niven concocts a controversial narrative about suicide and mental illness with the intention of bringing forth light into all the darkest places yet the way she handles/executes this story is both disheartening and cal...

    I can't even scramble my thoughts together for a review. Unrealistic and incredibly irritating. None of the characters' actions made sense. The only time I liked the story is whenever Theo's depression (????) was triggered and he became aloof and dissociated, because that was more tole...

    2.5 stars "He smiles out at the ugly trees and the ugly farmland and the ugly kids as if he can see Oz. As if he can really, truly see the beauty that's there. In that moment I wish I could see it through his eyes. I wish he had glasses to give me." Can someone give me their gl...

  • Christy
    Jul 10, 2015

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

    Seeing other people's reviews on this book that I really trust made me realise a lot of things that I don't really agree with. Right at the time I was reading this, I felt like I could really relate to the main characters and their depression and I think that's why I thought I loved it...

    ?I know life well enough to know you can?t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can?t stop people from dying. You can?t stop them from going away. You can?t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough t...

    First things first. In the blurb of this book it says..The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. That should go. I liked both those books in their own right. This book should and does stand on it's own. It's better than that. This review may go all spoilery and too much persona...

    I think this may end up being a DNF for me; consider this a prelimary reaction as I put it on hold. I've only read a few chapters so far, but I'm struggling with the quirky/cute style married with a subject as serious as suicide. I mean, are we going to see self-mutilation or child abu...

    This is my secret---that any moment I might fly away. Somehow I think 5 stars aren?t enough for such an ultra-remarkey-able book; if I can, I?ll definitely give it as many stars as those shining in the entire universe because All The Bright Places deserves them all, seriousl...

    Updated- 2015-07-02 This book has been bothering me for a while in all honesty. I thought I loved it when I first read it, I really did, but honestly I think I was caught up in all the hype. What Raeleen (padfootandprongs07 on YouTube) said has really stuck with me: the characters bec...

    ?My beloved boat is broken on the rocks of daily life. I?ve paid my debts and no longer need to count pains I?ve suffered at the hands of others. The misfortunes and the insults. Good luck to those who remain.? I was not prepared for this emotional upheaval! A da...

    Where to begin? I heard great things about this but I should have stayed away. Violet I feel like she only really existed here to be the emotional component of this book. She's used as a prop mostly and a prize, yet I never saw her as having any personality beyond just being a...

    Finch and Violet are two very different persons. She is popular, down to earth and is trying to please everyone. He?s the ??Freak??, careless and doesn?t know or acknowledge how the many things he does every day might hurt people around him. (Or maybe he does, and that ...

    All the Bright Places is the story of how Theodore Finch and Ultraviolet are brought together by death--which would be gloomy, except the two personalities bloom, becoming something beautiful, as their wondrous adventures bring them closer together. Jennifer Niven takes a girl meets bo...

    Every now and then you find a book that not only makes you think, but changes the way you look at the world. 'All the Bright Places', in all its clever, poetic and honest beauty is one of those books. It will stay with me, forever. ...

    MY FEELINGS: REVIEW TO COME!!! ...

    2.5 stars I would rate Jennifer Niven's author note five stars if I could. We need more books about mental illness; authors should strive to tackle uncomfortable subjects like abuse, suicide, and bipolar disorder. While Niven's intentions come across as meaningful and good, her deli...

    Ugh. Just, no. Mental illness is not a cute little quirk. It isn't something that kickstarts a misfit, high school romance. It is not something that automatically makes you more witty, or intelligent, or really all that different from your peers. It isn't at all what is portrayed in th...

    Is today a good day to die? All the Bright Places turned out to be one of the most personal books of the year for me. Although it's being marketed as "The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park", I have to violently disagree. As someone who detested The Fault in Our Stars and...

    5 stars! This year instead of having New Years resolutions I won?t keep, I decided to make book goals and one of those goals was to read more YA. 25 is my goal for the year. This was the first on my list this year and it blew me away! For real, I had ALL THE FEELS while readi...

  • C.G. Drews
    Oct 03, 2014

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

  • Charlotte May
    Mar 20, 2018

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

    Seeing other people's reviews on this book that I really trust made me realise a lot of things that I don't really agree with. Right at the time I was reading this, I felt like I could really relate to the main characters and their depression and I think that's why I thought I loved it...

    ?I know life well enough to know you can?t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can?t stop people from dying. You can?t stop them from going away. You can?t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough t...

    First things first. In the blurb of this book it says..The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. That should go. I liked both those books in their own right. This book should and does stand on it's own. It's better than that. This review may go all spoilery and too much persona...

    I think this may end up being a DNF for me; consider this a prelimary reaction as I put it on hold. I've only read a few chapters so far, but I'm struggling with the quirky/cute style married with a subject as serious as suicide. I mean, are we going to see self-mutilation or child abu...

    This is my secret---that any moment I might fly away. Somehow I think 5 stars aren?t enough for such an ultra-remarkey-able book; if I can, I?ll definitely give it as many stars as those shining in the entire universe because All The Bright Places deserves them all, seriousl...

    Updated- 2015-07-02 This book has been bothering me for a while in all honesty. I thought I loved it when I first read it, I really did, but honestly I think I was caught up in all the hype. What Raeleen (padfootandprongs07 on YouTube) said has really stuck with me: the characters bec...

    ?My beloved boat is broken on the rocks of daily life. I?ve paid my debts and no longer need to count pains I?ve suffered at the hands of others. The misfortunes and the insults. Good luck to those who remain.? I was not prepared for this emotional upheaval! A da...

  • Whitney Atkinson
    Mar 01, 2015

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

    Seeing other people's reviews on this book that I really trust made me realise a lot of things that I don't really agree with. Right at the time I was reading this, I felt like I could really relate to the main characters and their depression and I think that's why I thought I loved it...

    ?I know life well enough to know you can?t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can?t stop people from dying. You can?t stop them from going away. You can?t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough t...

    First things first. In the blurb of this book it says..The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. That should go. I liked both those books in their own right. This book should and does stand on it's own. It's better than that. This review may go all spoilery and too much persona...

    I think this may end up being a DNF for me; consider this a prelimary reaction as I put it on hold. I've only read a few chapters so far, but I'm struggling with the quirky/cute style married with a subject as serious as suicide. I mean, are we going to see self-mutilation or child abu...

    This is my secret---that any moment I might fly away. Somehow I think 5 stars aren?t enough for such an ultra-remarkey-able book; if I can, I?ll definitely give it as many stars as those shining in the entire universe because All The Bright Places deserves them all, seriousl...

    Updated- 2015-07-02 This book has been bothering me for a while in all honesty. I thought I loved it when I first read it, I really did, but honestly I think I was caught up in all the hype. What Raeleen (padfootandprongs07 on YouTube) said has really stuck with me: the characters bec...

    ?My beloved boat is broken on the rocks of daily life. I?ve paid my debts and no longer need to count pains I?ve suffered at the hands of others. The misfortunes and the insults. Good luck to those who remain.? I was not prepared for this emotional upheaval! A da...

    Where to begin? I heard great things about this but I should have stayed away. Violet I feel like she only really existed here to be the emotional component of this book. She's used as a prop mostly and a prize, yet I never saw her as having any personality beyond just being a...

    Finch and Violet are two very different persons. She is popular, down to earth and is trying to please everyone. He?s the ??Freak??, careless and doesn?t know or acknowledge how the many things he does every day might hurt people around him. (Or maybe he does, and that ...

    All the Bright Places is the story of how Theodore Finch and Ultraviolet are brought together by death--which would be gloomy, except the two personalities bloom, becoming something beautiful, as their wondrous adventures bring them closer together. Jennifer Niven takes a girl meets bo...

    Every now and then you find a book that not only makes you think, but changes the way you look at the world. 'All the Bright Places', in all its clever, poetic and honest beauty is one of those books. It will stay with me, forever. ...

    MY FEELINGS: REVIEW TO COME!!! ...

    2.5 stars I would rate Jennifer Niven's author note five stars if I could. We need more books about mental illness; authors should strive to tackle uncomfortable subjects like abuse, suicide, and bipolar disorder. While Niven's intentions come across as meaningful and good, her deli...

    Ugh. Just, no. Mental illness is not a cute little quirk. It isn't something that kickstarts a misfit, high school romance. It is not something that automatically makes you more witty, or intelligent, or really all that different from your peers. It isn't at all what is portrayed in th...

    Is today a good day to die? All the Bright Places turned out to be one of the most personal books of the year for me. Although it's being marketed as "The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park", I have to violently disagree. As someone who detested The Fault in Our Stars and...

    5 stars! This year instead of having New Years resolutions I won?t keep, I decided to make book goals and one of those goals was to read more YA. 25 is my goal for the year. This was the first on my list this year and it blew me away! For real, I had ALL THE FEELS while readi...

    4.5 STARS ACTUALLY.SO FREAKING WORTH READING.IT'S AN ART.THERE IS NO NEED FOR MORE WORDS. ...

    Horribly pretentious, overtly ostentatious, and highly deleterious! Niven concocts a controversial narrative about suicide and mental illness with the intention of bringing forth light into all the darkest places yet the way she handles/executes this story is both disheartening and cal...

    I can't even scramble my thoughts together for a review. Unrealistic and incredibly irritating. None of the characters' actions made sense. The only time I liked the story is whenever Theo's depression (????) was triggered and he became aloof and dissociated, because that was more tole...

  • Lola
    Jan 11, 2015

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

    Seeing other people's reviews on this book that I really trust made me realise a lot of things that I don't really agree with. Right at the time I was reading this, I felt like I could really relate to the main characters and their depression and I think that's why I thought I loved it...

    ?I know life well enough to know you can?t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can?t stop people from dying. You can?t stop them from going away. You can?t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough t...

    First things first. In the blurb of this book it says..The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. That should go. I liked both those books in their own right. This book should and does stand on it's own. It's better than that. This review may go all spoilery and too much persona...

    I think this may end up being a DNF for me; consider this a prelimary reaction as I put it on hold. I've only read a few chapters so far, but I'm struggling with the quirky/cute style married with a subject as serious as suicide. I mean, are we going to see self-mutilation or child abu...

    This is my secret---that any moment I might fly away. Somehow I think 5 stars aren?t enough for such an ultra-remarkey-able book; if I can, I?ll definitely give it as many stars as those shining in the entire universe because All The Bright Places deserves them all, seriousl...

    Updated- 2015-07-02 This book has been bothering me for a while in all honesty. I thought I loved it when I first read it, I really did, but honestly I think I was caught up in all the hype. What Raeleen (padfootandprongs07 on YouTube) said has really stuck with me: the characters bec...

    ?My beloved boat is broken on the rocks of daily life. I?ve paid my debts and no longer need to count pains I?ve suffered at the hands of others. The misfortunes and the insults. Good luck to those who remain.? I was not prepared for this emotional upheaval! A da...

    Where to begin? I heard great things about this but I should have stayed away. Violet I feel like she only really existed here to be the emotional component of this book. She's used as a prop mostly and a prize, yet I never saw her as having any personality beyond just being a...

    Finch and Violet are two very different persons. She is popular, down to earth and is trying to please everyone. He?s the ??Freak??, careless and doesn?t know or acknowledge how the many things he does every day might hurt people around him. (Or maybe he does, and that ...

  • Deanna
    Oct 01, 2015

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

    Seeing other people's reviews on this book that I really trust made me realise a lot of things that I don't really agree with. Right at the time I was reading this, I felt like I could really relate to the main characters and their depression and I think that's why I thought I loved it...

    ?I know life well enough to know you can?t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can?t stop people from dying. You can?t stop them from going away. You can?t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough t...

    First things first. In the blurb of this book it says..The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. That should go. I liked both those books in their own right. This book should and does stand on it's own. It's better than that. This review may go all spoilery and too much persona...

    I think this may end up being a DNF for me; consider this a prelimary reaction as I put it on hold. I've only read a few chapters so far, but I'm struggling with the quirky/cute style married with a subject as serious as suicide. I mean, are we going to see self-mutilation or child abu...

    This is my secret---that any moment I might fly away. Somehow I think 5 stars aren?t enough for such an ultra-remarkey-able book; if I can, I?ll definitely give it as many stars as those shining in the entire universe because All The Bright Places deserves them all, seriousl...

    Updated- 2015-07-02 This book has been bothering me for a while in all honesty. I thought I loved it when I first read it, I really did, but honestly I think I was caught up in all the hype. What Raeleen (padfootandprongs07 on YouTube) said has really stuck with me: the characters bec...

    ?My beloved boat is broken on the rocks of daily life. I?ve paid my debts and no longer need to count pains I?ve suffered at the hands of others. The misfortunes and the insults. Good luck to those who remain.? I was not prepared for this emotional upheaval! A da...

    Where to begin? I heard great things about this but I should have stayed away. Violet I feel like she only really existed here to be the emotional component of this book. She's used as a prop mostly and a prize, yet I never saw her as having any personality beyond just being a...

    Finch and Violet are two very different persons. She is popular, down to earth and is trying to please everyone. He?s the ??Freak??, careless and doesn?t know or acknowledge how the many things he does every day might hurt people around him. (Or maybe he does, and that ...

    All the Bright Places is the story of how Theodore Finch and Ultraviolet are brought together by death--which would be gloomy, except the two personalities bloom, becoming something beautiful, as their wondrous adventures bring them closer together. Jennifer Niven takes a girl meets bo...

    Every now and then you find a book that not only makes you think, but changes the way you look at the world. 'All the Bright Places', in all its clever, poetic and honest beauty is one of those books. It will stay with me, forever. ...

    MY FEELINGS: REVIEW TO COME!!! ...

    2.5 stars I would rate Jennifer Niven's author note five stars if I could. We need more books about mental illness; authors should strive to tackle uncomfortable subjects like abuse, suicide, and bipolar disorder. While Niven's intentions come across as meaningful and good, her deli...

    Ugh. Just, no. Mental illness is not a cute little quirk. It isn't something that kickstarts a misfit, high school romance. It is not something that automatically makes you more witty, or intelligent, or really all that different from your peers. It isn't at all what is portrayed in th...

    Is today a good day to die? All the Bright Places turned out to be one of the most personal books of the year for me. Although it's being marketed as "The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park", I have to violently disagree. As someone who detested The Fault in Our Stars and...

    5 stars! This year instead of having New Years resolutions I won?t keep, I decided to make book goals and one of those goals was to read more YA. 25 is my goal for the year. This was the first on my list this year and it blew me away! For real, I had ALL THE FEELS while readi...

    4.5 STARS ACTUALLY.SO FREAKING WORTH READING.IT'S AN ART.THERE IS NO NEED FOR MORE WORDS. ...

    Horribly pretentious, overtly ostentatious, and highly deleterious! Niven concocts a controversial narrative about suicide and mental illness with the intention of bringing forth light into all the darkest places yet the way she handles/executes this story is both disheartening and cal...

    I can't even scramble my thoughts together for a review. Unrealistic and incredibly irritating. None of the characters' actions made sense. The only time I liked the story is whenever Theo's depression (????) was triggered and he became aloof and dissociated, because that was more tole...

    2.5 stars "He smiles out at the ugly trees and the ugly farmland and the ugly kids as if he can see Oz. As if he can really, truly see the beauty that's there. In that moment I wish I could see it through his eyes. I wish he had glasses to give me." Can someone give me their gl...

    This is the sort of story that kinda sneaks up on you. You're not sure what kind of book it is at first - especially if you're like me and don't brush up on the blurb beforehand. It seems intense and gritty and even a tad confusing. You notice right away that the characters are definit...

    Wow...what a great book! Theodore Finch and Violet Markey first meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school. Finch very gently talks Violet off of the very ledge he himself was thinking of leaping off. After a bit of pushing on Finch's part the two pair up to "Wander" together ex...

  • Ben Alderson
    Feb 25, 2015

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

  • Jr Bacdayan
    Jan 13, 2015

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Apr 20, 2015

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

  • Sarah Churchill
    Nov 15, 2014

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

    Seeing other people's reviews on this book that I really trust made me realise a lot of things that I don't really agree with. Right at the time I was reading this, I felt like I could really relate to the main characters and their depression and I think that's why I thought I loved it...

    ?I know life well enough to know you can?t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can?t stop people from dying. You can?t stop them from going away. You can?t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough t...

    First things first. In the blurb of this book it says..The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. That should go. I liked both those books in their own right. This book should and does stand on it's own. It's better than that. This review may go all spoilery and too much persona...

    I think this may end up being a DNF for me; consider this a prelimary reaction as I put it on hold. I've only read a few chapters so far, but I'm struggling with the quirky/cute style married with a subject as serious as suicide. I mean, are we going to see self-mutilation or child abu...

    This is my secret---that any moment I might fly away. Somehow I think 5 stars aren?t enough for such an ultra-remarkey-able book; if I can, I?ll definitely give it as many stars as those shining in the entire universe because All The Bright Places deserves them all, seriousl...

    Updated- 2015-07-02 This book has been bothering me for a while in all honesty. I thought I loved it when I first read it, I really did, but honestly I think I was caught up in all the hype. What Raeleen (padfootandprongs07 on YouTube) said has really stuck with me: the characters bec...

    ?My beloved boat is broken on the rocks of daily life. I?ve paid my debts and no longer need to count pains I?ve suffered at the hands of others. The misfortunes and the insults. Good luck to those who remain.? I was not prepared for this emotional upheaval! A da...

    Where to begin? I heard great things about this but I should have stayed away. Violet I feel like she only really existed here to be the emotional component of this book. She's used as a prop mostly and a prize, yet I never saw her as having any personality beyond just being a...

    Finch and Violet are two very different persons. She is popular, down to earth and is trying to please everyone. He?s the ??Freak??, careless and doesn?t know or acknowledge how the many things he does every day might hurt people around him. (Or maybe he does, and that ...

    All the Bright Places is the story of how Theodore Finch and Ultraviolet are brought together by death--which would be gloomy, except the two personalities bloom, becoming something beautiful, as their wondrous adventures bring them closer together. Jennifer Niven takes a girl meets bo...

    Every now and then you find a book that not only makes you think, but changes the way you look at the world. 'All the Bright Places', in all its clever, poetic and honest beauty is one of those books. It will stay with me, forever. ...

  • Darth J
    Jan 20, 2016

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

    Seeing other people's reviews on this book that I really trust made me realise a lot of things that I don't really agree with. Right at the time I was reading this, I felt like I could really relate to the main characters and their depression and I think that's why I thought I loved it...

    ?I know life well enough to know you can?t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can?t stop people from dying. You can?t stop them from going away. You can?t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough t...

    First things first. In the blurb of this book it says..The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. That should go. I liked both those books in their own right. This book should and does stand on it's own. It's better than that. This review may go all spoilery and too much persona...

    I think this may end up being a DNF for me; consider this a prelimary reaction as I put it on hold. I've only read a few chapters so far, but I'm struggling with the quirky/cute style married with a subject as serious as suicide. I mean, are we going to see self-mutilation or child abu...

    This is my secret---that any moment I might fly away. Somehow I think 5 stars aren?t enough for such an ultra-remarkey-able book; if I can, I?ll definitely give it as many stars as those shining in the entire universe because All The Bright Places deserves them all, seriousl...

    Updated- 2015-07-02 This book has been bothering me for a while in all honesty. I thought I loved it when I first read it, I really did, but honestly I think I was caught up in all the hype. What Raeleen (padfootandprongs07 on YouTube) said has really stuck with me: the characters bec...

    ?My beloved boat is broken on the rocks of daily life. I?ve paid my debts and no longer need to count pains I?ve suffered at the hands of others. The misfortunes and the insults. Good luck to those who remain.? I was not prepared for this emotional upheaval! A da...

    Where to begin? I heard great things about this but I should have stayed away. Violet I feel like she only really existed here to be the emotional component of this book. She's used as a prop mostly and a prize, yet I never saw her as having any personality beyond just being a...

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Sep 29, 2014

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

    Seeing other people's reviews on this book that I really trust made me realise a lot of things that I don't really agree with. Right at the time I was reading this, I felt like I could really relate to the main characters and their depression and I think that's why I thought I loved it...

  • JV
    Nov 12, 2018

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

    Seeing other people's reviews on this book that I really trust made me realise a lot of things that I don't really agree with. Right at the time I was reading this, I felt like I could really relate to the main characters and their depression and I think that's why I thought I loved it...

    ?I know life well enough to know you can?t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can?t stop people from dying. You can?t stop them from going away. You can?t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough t...

    First things first. In the blurb of this book it says..The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. That should go. I liked both those books in their own right. This book should and does stand on it's own. It's better than that. This review may go all spoilery and too much persona...

    I think this may end up being a DNF for me; consider this a prelimary reaction as I put it on hold. I've only read a few chapters so far, but I'm struggling with the quirky/cute style married with a subject as serious as suicide. I mean, are we going to see self-mutilation or child abu...

    This is my secret---that any moment I might fly away. Somehow I think 5 stars aren?t enough for such an ultra-remarkey-able book; if I can, I?ll definitely give it as many stars as those shining in the entire universe because All The Bright Places deserves them all, seriousl...

    Updated- 2015-07-02 This book has been bothering me for a while in all honesty. I thought I loved it when I first read it, I really did, but honestly I think I was caught up in all the hype. What Raeleen (padfootandprongs07 on YouTube) said has really stuck with me: the characters bec...

    ?My beloved boat is broken on the rocks of daily life. I?ve paid my debts and no longer need to count pains I?ve suffered at the hands of others. The misfortunes and the insults. Good luck to those who remain.? I was not prepared for this emotional upheaval! A da...

    Where to begin? I heard great things about this but I should have stayed away. Violet I feel like she only really existed here to be the emotional component of this book. She's used as a prop mostly and a prize, yet I never saw her as having any personality beyond just being a...

    Finch and Violet are two very different persons. She is popular, down to earth and is trying to please everyone. He?s the ??Freak??, careless and doesn?t know or acknowledge how the many things he does every day might hurt people around him. (Or maybe he does, and that ...

    All the Bright Places is the story of how Theodore Finch and Ultraviolet are brought together by death--which would be gloomy, except the two personalities bloom, becoming something beautiful, as their wondrous adventures bring them closer together. Jennifer Niven takes a girl meets bo...

    Every now and then you find a book that not only makes you think, but changes the way you look at the world. 'All the Bright Places', in all its clever, poetic and honest beauty is one of those books. It will stay with me, forever. ...

    MY FEELINGS: REVIEW TO COME!!! ...

    2.5 stars I would rate Jennifer Niven's author note five stars if I could. We need more books about mental illness; authors should strive to tackle uncomfortable subjects like abuse, suicide, and bipolar disorder. While Niven's intentions come across as meaningful and good, her deli...

    Ugh. Just, no. Mental illness is not a cute little quirk. It isn't something that kickstarts a misfit, high school romance. It is not something that automatically makes you more witty, or intelligent, or really all that different from your peers. It isn't at all what is portrayed in th...

    Is today a good day to die? All the Bright Places turned out to be one of the most personal books of the year for me. Although it's being marketed as "The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park", I have to violently disagree. As someone who detested The Fault in Our Stars and...

    5 stars! This year instead of having New Years resolutions I won?t keep, I decided to make book goals and one of those goals was to read more YA. 25 is my goal for the year. This was the first on my list this year and it blew me away! For real, I had ALL THE FEELS while readi...

    4.5 STARS ACTUALLY.SO FREAKING WORTH READING.IT'S AN ART.THERE IS NO NEED FOR MORE WORDS. ...

    Horribly pretentious, overtly ostentatious, and highly deleterious! Niven concocts a controversial narrative about suicide and mental illness with the intention of bringing forth light into all the darkest places yet the way she handles/executes this story is both disheartening and cal...

  • Jasmine
    Apr 23, 2015

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

    Seeing other people's reviews on this book that I really trust made me realise a lot of things that I don't really agree with. Right at the time I was reading this, I felt like I could really relate to the main characters and their depression and I think that's why I thought I loved it...

    ?I know life well enough to know you can?t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can?t stop people from dying. You can?t stop them from going away. You can?t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough t...

    First things first. In the blurb of this book it says..The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. That should go. I liked both those books in their own right. This book should and does stand on it's own. It's better than that. This review may go all spoilery and too much persona...

    I think this may end up being a DNF for me; consider this a prelimary reaction as I put it on hold. I've only read a few chapters so far, but I'm struggling with the quirky/cute style married with a subject as serious as suicide. I mean, are we going to see self-mutilation or child abu...

    This is my secret---that any moment I might fly away. Somehow I think 5 stars aren?t enough for such an ultra-remarkey-able book; if I can, I?ll definitely give it as many stars as those shining in the entire universe because All The Bright Places deserves them all, seriousl...

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    Jan 06, 2015

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

    Seeing other people's reviews on this book that I really trust made me realise a lot of things that I don't really agree with. Right at the time I was reading this, I felt like I could really relate to the main characters and their depression and I think that's why I thought I loved it...

    ?I know life well enough to know you can?t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can?t stop people from dying. You can?t stop them from going away. You can?t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough t...

    First things first. In the blurb of this book it says..The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. That should go. I liked both those books in their own right. This book should and does stand on it's own. It's better than that. This review may go all spoilery and too much persona...

    I think this may end up being a DNF for me; consider this a prelimary reaction as I put it on hold. I've only read a few chapters so far, but I'm struggling with the quirky/cute style married with a subject as serious as suicide. I mean, are we going to see self-mutilation or child abu...

    This is my secret---that any moment I might fly away. Somehow I think 5 stars aren?t enough for such an ultra-remarkey-able book; if I can, I?ll definitely give it as many stars as those shining in the entire universe because All The Bright Places deserves them all, seriousl...

    Updated- 2015-07-02 This book has been bothering me for a while in all honesty. I thought I loved it when I first read it, I really did, but honestly I think I was caught up in all the hype. What Raeleen (padfootandprongs07 on YouTube) said has really stuck with me: the characters bec...

  • Aly's Bookish Wonderland
    Jun 03, 2015

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

    Seeing other people's reviews on this book that I really trust made me realise a lot of things that I don't really agree with. Right at the time I was reading this, I felt like I could really relate to the main characters and their depression and I think that's why I thought I loved it...

    ?I know life well enough to know you can?t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can?t stop people from dying. You can?t stop them from going away. You can?t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough t...

    First things first. In the blurb of this book it says..The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. That should go. I liked both those books in their own right. This book should and does stand on it's own. It's better than that. This review may go all spoilery and too much persona...

    I think this may end up being a DNF for me; consider this a prelimary reaction as I put it on hold. I've only read a few chapters so far, but I'm struggling with the quirky/cute style married with a subject as serious as suicide. I mean, are we going to see self-mutilation or child abu...

    This is my secret---that any moment I might fly away. Somehow I think 5 stars aren?t enough for such an ultra-remarkey-able book; if I can, I?ll definitely give it as many stars as those shining in the entire universe because All The Bright Places deserves them all, seriousl...

    Updated- 2015-07-02 This book has been bothering me for a while in all honesty. I thought I loved it when I first read it, I really did, but honestly I think I was caught up in all the hype. What Raeleen (padfootandprongs07 on YouTube) said has really stuck with me: the characters bec...

    ?My beloved boat is broken on the rocks of daily life. I?ve paid my debts and no longer need to count pains I?ve suffered at the hands of others. The misfortunes and the insults. Good luck to those who remain.? I was not prepared for this emotional upheaval! A da...

    Where to begin? I heard great things about this but I should have stayed away. Violet I feel like she only really existed here to be the emotional component of this book. She's used as a prop mostly and a prize, yet I never saw her as having any personality beyond just being a...

    Finch and Violet are two very different persons. She is popular, down to earth and is trying to please everyone. He?s the ??Freak??, careless and doesn?t know or acknowledge how the many things he does every day might hurt people around him. (Or maybe he does, and that ...

    All the Bright Places is the story of how Theodore Finch and Ultraviolet are brought together by death--which would be gloomy, except the two personalities bloom, becoming something beautiful, as their wondrous adventures bring them closer together. Jennifer Niven takes a girl meets bo...

    Every now and then you find a book that not only makes you think, but changes the way you look at the world. 'All the Bright Places', in all its clever, poetic and honest beauty is one of those books. It will stay with me, forever. ...

    MY FEELINGS: REVIEW TO COME!!! ...

    2.5 stars I would rate Jennifer Niven's author note five stars if I could. We need more books about mental illness; authors should strive to tackle uncomfortable subjects like abuse, suicide, and bipolar disorder. While Niven's intentions come across as meaningful and good, her deli...

    Ugh. Just, no. Mental illness is not a cute little quirk. It isn't something that kickstarts a misfit, high school romance. It is not something that automatically makes you more witty, or intelligent, or really all that different from your peers. It isn't at all what is portrayed in th...

    Is today a good day to die? All the Bright Places turned out to be one of the most personal books of the year for me. Although it's being marketed as "The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park", I have to violently disagree. As someone who detested The Fault in Our Stars and...

  • Brian Yahn
    Sep 29, 2015

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

    Seeing other people's reviews on this book that I really trust made me realise a lot of things that I don't really agree with. Right at the time I was reading this, I felt like I could really relate to the main characters and their depression and I think that's why I thought I loved it...

    ?I know life well enough to know you can?t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can?t stop people from dying. You can?t stop them from going away. You can?t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough t...

    First things first. In the blurb of this book it says..The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. That should go. I liked both those books in their own right. This book should and does stand on it's own. It's better than that. This review may go all spoilery and too much persona...

    I think this may end up being a DNF for me; consider this a prelimary reaction as I put it on hold. I've only read a few chapters so far, but I'm struggling with the quirky/cute style married with a subject as serious as suicide. I mean, are we going to see self-mutilation or child abu...

    This is my secret---that any moment I might fly away. Somehow I think 5 stars aren?t enough for such an ultra-remarkey-able book; if I can, I?ll definitely give it as many stars as those shining in the entire universe because All The Bright Places deserves them all, seriousl...

    Updated- 2015-07-02 This book has been bothering me for a while in all honesty. I thought I loved it when I first read it, I really did, but honestly I think I was caught up in all the hype. What Raeleen (padfootandprongs07 on YouTube) said has really stuck with me: the characters bec...

    ?My beloved boat is broken on the rocks of daily life. I?ve paid my debts and no longer need to count pains I?ve suffered at the hands of others. The misfortunes and the insults. Good luck to those who remain.? I was not prepared for this emotional upheaval! A da...

    Where to begin? I heard great things about this but I should have stayed away. Violet I feel like she only really existed here to be the emotional component of this book. She's used as a prop mostly and a prize, yet I never saw her as having any personality beyond just being a...

    Finch and Violet are two very different persons. She is popular, down to earth and is trying to please everyone. He?s the ??Freak??, careless and doesn?t know or acknowledge how the many things he does every day might hurt people around him. (Or maybe he does, and that ...

    All the Bright Places is the story of how Theodore Finch and Ultraviolet are brought together by death--which would be gloomy, except the two personalities bloom, becoming something beautiful, as their wondrous adventures bring them closer together. Jennifer Niven takes a girl meets bo...

  • Nick
    Apr 01, 2015

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

    Seeing other people's reviews on this book that I really trust made me realise a lot of things that I don't really agree with. Right at the time I was reading this, I felt like I could really relate to the main characters and their depression and I think that's why I thought I loved it...

    ?I know life well enough to know you can?t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can?t stop people from dying. You can?t stop them from going away. You can?t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough t...

    First things first. In the blurb of this book it says..The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. That should go. I liked both those books in their own right. This book should and does stand on it's own. It's better than that. This review may go all spoilery and too much persona...

    I think this may end up being a DNF for me; consider this a prelimary reaction as I put it on hold. I've only read a few chapters so far, but I'm struggling with the quirky/cute style married with a subject as serious as suicide. I mean, are we going to see self-mutilation or child abu...

    This is my secret---that any moment I might fly away. Somehow I think 5 stars aren?t enough for such an ultra-remarkey-able book; if I can, I?ll definitely give it as many stars as those shining in the entire universe because All The Bright Places deserves them all, seriousl...

    Updated- 2015-07-02 This book has been bothering me for a while in all honesty. I thought I loved it when I first read it, I really did, but honestly I think I was caught up in all the hype. What Raeleen (padfootandprongs07 on YouTube) said has really stuck with me: the characters bec...

    ?My beloved boat is broken on the rocks of daily life. I?ve paid my debts and no longer need to count pains I?ve suffered at the hands of others. The misfortunes and the insults. Good luck to those who remain.? I was not prepared for this emotional upheaval! A da...

    Where to begin? I heard great things about this but I should have stayed away. Violet I feel like she only really existed here to be the emotional component of this book. She's used as a prop mostly and a prize, yet I never saw her as having any personality beyond just being a...

    Finch and Violet are two very different persons. She is popular, down to earth and is trying to please everyone. He?s the ??Freak??, careless and doesn?t know or acknowledge how the many things he does every day might hurt people around him. (Or maybe he does, and that ...

    All the Bright Places is the story of how Theodore Finch and Ultraviolet are brought together by death--which would be gloomy, except the two personalities bloom, becoming something beautiful, as their wondrous adventures bring them closer together. Jennifer Niven takes a girl meets bo...

    Every now and then you find a book that not only makes you think, but changes the way you look at the world. 'All the Bright Places', in all its clever, poetic and honest beauty is one of those books. It will stay with me, forever. ...

    MY FEELINGS: REVIEW TO COME!!! ...

    2.5 stars I would rate Jennifer Niven's author note five stars if I could. We need more books about mental illness; authors should strive to tackle uncomfortable subjects like abuse, suicide, and bipolar disorder. While Niven's intentions come across as meaningful and good, her deli...

    Ugh. Just, no. Mental illness is not a cute little quirk. It isn't something that kickstarts a misfit, high school romance. It is not something that automatically makes you more witty, or intelligent, or really all that different from your peers. It isn't at all what is portrayed in th...

    Is today a good day to die? All the Bright Places turned out to be one of the most personal books of the year for me. Although it's being marketed as "The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park", I have to violently disagree. As someone who detested The Fault in Our Stars and...

    5 stars! This year instead of having New Years resolutions I won?t keep, I decided to make book goals and one of those goals was to read more YA. 25 is my goal for the year. This was the first on my list this year and it blew me away! For real, I had ALL THE FEELS while readi...

    4.5 STARS ACTUALLY.SO FREAKING WORTH READING.IT'S AN ART.THERE IS NO NEED FOR MORE WORDS. ...

  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    Feb 05, 2018

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FUNCTION RIGHT NOW. I HAVE JUST READ THE MOST BRILLIANT AND HEART-RIPPING STORY OF THE UNIVERSE. How do I do words?! How do I explain how much I'm feeling right now? I think I could cry and sing all at once, but mostly cry. Just know this very very truthful fac...

    Hmm, so there's a girl whose name is a colour (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens' novel (Theodore Finch) and they're both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there's that whole death thing hang...

    *EDIT* Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXQBq... I don't even know what to say... I'm sure the words will come, and at that point I'll try to film a review. But for now I'll just think about a million and one things. My gosh <3 Review copy provided by pub...

    the characters weren't people, just mental illnesses put into bodies. "quirky" but in reality mentally ill. not cool. nobody treated the characters' problems like they were real problems and that pissed me offfff however, if you enjoyed the book/could relate to the characters, that'...

    OMG THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED ME ...

    Fuck. I?m a glorified classics guy but what the hell happened here. I cried. Fuck. I rarely go for YA trust me; I?m a condescending jackass who?s read one too many books. Usually I never even touch these kinds of sappy stuff, I basically hate the genre. I don?t like John Green....

    $1.99 on Kindle US 1/28/18 This is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm going to say a lot of personal things on here then go on with the review which will include spoilers, but I will put up the spoiler alert before I do. I also want to add some quotes from the book and the ...

    Seeing other people's reviews on this book that I really trust made me realise a lot of things that I don't really agree with. Right at the time I was reading this, I felt like I could really relate to the main characters and their depression and I think that's why I thought I loved it...

    ?I know life well enough to know you can?t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can?t stop people from dying. You can?t stop them from going away. You can?t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough t...