Book Review: All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Hey everyone,

I’ve really been into reading for the last few months so I thought I would do a little mini series of posts and review some of the books I have been reading.

The First book I am going to review for you is ‘All The Bright Places’ by Jennifer Niven. This book is just amazing, thats the only way I can describe it. It gives a really honest insight into mental health and the struggles people face and how different people may deal with it differently. Without giving too much away I’ll let you know a little bit about the story.

The story follows two teens, Theodore ‘Finch’ and Violet. The two meet on top of the school bell tower, both up there attempting to commit suicide. The pair both suffer from mental illness and this story gives a real insight into their illnesses and suicide. From the bell tower the story follows the teens and the relationship they begin to develop. It is a beautiful and gripping story that had me hooked from the beginning, I laughed, I cried and overall I just adored this book. Usually I go straight into a new book once I’ve finished the book I’m reading but after this I just couldn’t. For days, if not weeks, I was still thinking about this story and the characters and I couldn’t take my mind off it.

If you are looking for a excellently written and eye opening novel that will keep you turning pages this is one for you. Its intelligent, emotional and captivating. I highly highly recommend this book and it may even be my favourite novel I’ve read in years.

Let me know if you read it or already have and tell me what you think!

Meg xx


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