Book Review: ‘All the Bright Places’

– Jennifer Niven
Book Review: All the Bright Places

Title: All the Bright Places

Author: Jennifer Niven

Length: 418 pages

Genre: YA

Rating: 5/5 


Favorite Character: Finch

Least Favorite Character: Ryan Cross


Synopsis: All the Bright Places is a YA novel about two teenagers dealing with mental health issues. Violet Markey was a popular girl who is now secretly battling with survivors guilt following a car accident in which her sister dies. Theodore Finch is a troubled boy who is obsessed with death. The book follows the two as they develop an unlikely friendship, which soon grows into love as they spend most of their time together working on a school project they were partnered up for.

What I Liked: One of my favorite parts about this story is how they feature different mental illnesses as well as the raw and real emotions that they come with.

What I Didn’t Like: I don’t have much to say about what I didn’t like about this book, as it is my favorite. However, one thing I didn’t like was the ending.

Overall Thoughts: All the Bright Places did a wonderful job showcasing mental illness and how people deal with it in different ways. I may be biased as this was the first book I ever really got into, but I most definitely believe it to be worth reading.

Favorite Quotes:

“What a terrible feeling to love someone and not be able to help them” – Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places


“She is oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. The same elements that are inside the rest of us, but I can’t help thinking she’s more than that and she’s got other elements going on that no one’s ever heard of, one’s that make her stand apart from everybody else.” – Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places

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