Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grades 4 - 6n/a5.388949
"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
23 Book Reviews
Add a Rating
  • CaraTheGirlTuesday, January 15, 2019 at 7:28 am
    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
      joeycollin13Monday, December 10, 2018 at 12:36 pm55 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
        joey1602Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 12:32 pm55 stars
        *cries* loved this book
        • JRTuesday, March 13, 2018 at 12:28 pm
          “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
            johngreenisamazMonday, August 28, 2017 at 7:42 pm
            "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 :)
            • emustachioThursday, August 10, 2017 at 4:31 pm
              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
                geekgirl47Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 7:49 am
                I'm gonna read this
                • HEY I'm a sealFriday, June 2, 2017 at 6:59 pm
                  its gonna be a movie in 2018 starring Elle Fanning
                  • popstar2017-201
                    popstar2017-201Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 12:18 am
                    A lot of people are saying it's a good book ???
                    • It's_so_lovely_Monday, October 17, 2016 at 3:37 pm
                      I just finished reading this book. It is beautiful and gorgeous and absolutely wonderful. I completely fell in love with its characters and ended up in tears. Would totally recommend! You make me lovely…