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Finding love on the edge

posted Apr 8, 2015, 11:34 AM by Unknown user

“All the Bright Places,” written by Jennifer Niven, is a love story about a boy named Finch and a girl named Violet. Finch is the “weird” kid in class who is always talking about death like he is fascinated by it. Violet is just an ordinary girl, scarred by her sister’s death, who is ready to get out of high school.

Their story starts out when the two of them meet on the ledge of a bell tower at school… both contemplating death. The story goes out that Violet saved Finch from suicide, although neither of them really knows who saved whom.

The two, a pair that nobody would expect, become partners in a project to discover the “natural wonders” of Indiana. They travel from place to place, eventually gaining feelings for each other. The more they get to know each other, the more they start to enjoy life and the little things in it. Towards the end, things begin to take a turn for the worse, and the ending wasn’t what I expected.

This was a book that kept me reading. There weren’t any places in the book that I got bored or wanted to just stop reading, and I liked how it wasn’t a predictable book like ones I have often read. I found myself laughing and crying at the same time in some places. For anyone who likes to read books about life and love, this is the one for you. I give this book 5 out of 5 cardinal heads.