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"A do not miss for fans of Eleanor and Park and The Fault in Our Stars, and basically anyone who can breathe."--Justine Magazine

A New York Times bestseller

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning!

A 2016 Zoella Book Club Pick!

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.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

This is an intense, gripping novel perfect for fans of Gayle Forman, Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, and Jenny Downham from a talented new voice in YA, Jennifer Niven.

“At the heart—a big one—of “All the Bright Places” lies a charming love story about this unlikely and endearing pair of broken teenagers.”
— New York Times Book Review

“…this heartbreaking love story about two funny, fragile, and wildly damaged high school kids named Violet and Finch is worth reading. Niven is a skillful storyteller who never patronizes her characters—or her audience.”
— Entertainment Weekly
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published on January 6, 2015 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0385755880
ISBN-13: 9780385755887
26 Book Reviews
  • alphademon673
    alphademon6734 months33 stars
    NOT FOR YOUNG READERS!!!!!!!! It was super good, even though it was PAST a little sad. But it's a good book for readers who don't mind a lot of depressing and awkward things. Even though it's a lot like "A fault in our stars" I still liked it. It wasn't THE BEST book I've ever read, but it has amazing potential and heartwarming, even personal, parts to it.
    • girlpower4ever
      girlpower4everabout 1 year44 starsFeatured
      Lovely. I didn't take much of a liking to this book at first—I thought it to be a badly-disguised replica of John Green's Fault in Our Stars, what with the quirky, star-crossed characters who had mental illnesses. Theodore Finch resembles Green's character Augustus Waters in an unbecoming way, which made it irritating to be in his head, and Violet seemed very bland and one-dimensional. However, the novel absolutely got better as it progressed. The way Violet and Finch's relationship developed wasn't irksome at all (a rarity for me with these types of books), and I loved reading about the other characters as well as Violet's ideas for her magazine. I will say that the ending wasn't shocking, but I did cry when I was reading about it. It was written wonderfully, and I feel so proud of Violet, this character who's nothing more than a girl on a page—who I thought to be bland, no less—because of how she dealt with it. An important message executed in a commanding way.
      • kkgautamm
        kkgautammabout 2 years44 stars
        this book just became a netflix movie, but the book was way better. it is about two kids who meet and become good friends and try to help each other. it made me cry really hard, andi'm planning on reading it again after watching the movie.
        • CaraTheGirlover 3 years
          Omg I CRIED!!! This book was very deep and hit a lot of touchy subjects hard, all with a love story unlike any other I've read and trust me, I READ A LOT. Disclaimer: please keep in mind that this is a true YA Fiction and not for the light-hearted, as it has a lot of mature themes and scenes.
          • joeycollin13
            joeycollin13over 3 years55 stars
            WARNING: This book includes a LOT of curse words and has relationships between girls and boys. It deals with touchy subjects, like suicidal tendencies and extreme family problems. It's definitely for a mature audience. (Recommended: 14+) All The Bright Places clearly and expertly describes the struggles of a teen with bipolar disorder and another teen who must deal with loss and family problems. It was one of the happiest and saddening books I have ever read. Theodore Finch and Violet Markey are well-put together characters that will make you fall in love with them, and then tear your heartstrings out, one by one. I'm not going to spoil the book for anyone who is going to read it, but this is most definitely a must-read for anyone ages 14+.
            • joey1602
              joey1602over 3 years55 stars
              *cries* loved this book
              • JRover 4 years
                “you are all the colors in one, at ful brightness” Just finished this book and it was slow at first but then wow I just cannot stop thinking about how beautiful it is. Recommend to everyone
                • johngreenisamaz
                  johngreenisamazalmost 5 years
                  "I love the way you look, I love the way you see me, different from everyone else. I love you" Best Quote in the whole book :)
                  • emustachioabout 5 years
                    I am thinking about reading this book, but I don't know if I'm too young. does anyone have any suggestions on the age you should read it?
                    • geekgirl47
                      geekgirl47about 5 years
                      I'm gonna read this