All the Bright Places

All the Bright Places

eBook - 2015
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"Told in alternating voices, when Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school--both teetering on the edge--it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the "natural wonders" of the state of Indiana, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another"
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, [2015]
ISBN: 9780385755900
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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We first meet Violet Markey and Theodore Finch when they meet atop their school's bell tower. Both are deciding whether or not to jump. Told from each character's point of view, we learn that Finch convinces Violet not to jump and later signs himself up to be her partner on their "Wander the... Read More »


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jennyzee_81
Jun 10, 2018

This is an amazing book. I connected with the characters from page 1. An amazing story line to keep you needing to turn the page! I would definitely recommend this wonderful book!

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Leannesoo
Jun 03, 2018

THIS IS SUCH A GOOD BOOK! LIKE I ACTUALLY CRIED AT THE END! I FELT SO ATTACHED TO THE CHARACTERS. THIS BOOK WAS ALSO BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN.

neyoscribbles Jun 01, 2018

You will instantly fall in love with these characters and truly wish you knew them. (A week after I had finished the novel, I couldn’t help but miss Theodore or wonder what Violet may be up to…). It is one of those teen fic stories where you need to suspend the fact that these are teenagers. They are guided by morals that are beyond their age and act on their own terms even though their issues or “problems” seem juvenile as an adult reader. Having said that, the stigma and issues surrounding mental illness is at its height now, and these issues need to be addressed.

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Artist250_0
Mar 20, 2018

I couldn't have chosen any better Realistic Fiction story. This book was such a good story from its characters, the setting, and how the author interpreted both perspectives in the main characters. Finch and Violet made such an amazing couple and were possibly the best couple I've ever read. Another thing that I like about in this book are the messages it gives. They give some many from suicide all the way to Bipolar disease. If anyone has a friend or close person to them that is going through a tough moment in their lives, make them read this story because I could help a lot of teenagers like me. This was an outstanding story and I hope that it wins the 2017-2018 Gateway award.

One of the best books I've read in a while! The characters are beautiful and the plot fantastic! I warn you though, this book isn't for those who want something sweet and fluff filled with a unicorn ending. It is very . . . real, I suppose is the best description. It's definitely worth the read!

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CFletch257
Dec 21, 2017

This book...I have to admit that it disappointed me near the end. I won’t spoil, but the near-the-end-of-the-book even tsaddened me. Anyway, I loved Theo and Violet together. I loved watching them like each other and eventually love each other. Even if Theo was the more enthusiastic one in the beginning lol. I never knew a train of thought could be so dark and so unfocused. I really felt for both characters. Don’t read for a pick-me-up. Read this when emotionally in check. All in all, a thoughtful read.

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kwsmith
Aug 27, 2017

A depressed and openly suicidal high school boy falls in love with a depressed and secretly suicidal high school girl. He's an awkward outcast and she's one of the pretty popular girls. What could possibly go wrong? This colorful romantic story is so well told that I'm sure Jennifer is, at least partially, writing from her own experience. If you enjoy John Greene's dolorous young adult romances, you'll like this one too!

GCPL_Teen Jun 23, 2017

The realistic handling of mental illness in this novel is admirable. Both main characters struggle to manage their emotions, relationships, and the stress of school. Vivid imagery and rich language.

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_Alicorn_
Jun 20, 2017

I got really invested in Theodore. Love the way he was written and explained the way he thinks.
Spoiler alert - I was surprised he dosn't make it but in a way the unhappy ending made sense in ways and he left a mark on a world he didn't feel made for. Poetic I guess, not that suicide isn't sad.

ArapahoeKelsey Jun 06, 2017

While I didn't love this book for it's plot or writing style, there is definitely one aspect of this novel that resonates with me. The author does a phenomenal job of creating the character, Theodore Finch. The reader can connect with him, and can truly see the changes in his demeanor, his sanity, and his feelings about life. She doesn't name these feelings. She doesn't stereotype him. She lets the reader feel it as it happens, which makes for an incredibly powerful story about suicide, friendship, and first love.

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Pipsqueak4310
Jan 22, 2017

"May your eye go to the Sun, To the wind your soul.... You are all the colors in one, at full brightness."

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giraffes714
Aug 13, 2016

Sorry wastes time. You have to live your life like you'll never be sorry. It's easier just to do the right thing from the start so there's nothing to apologize for.

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giraffes714
Aug 12, 2016

Sometimes there's beauty in the tough words - it's all in how you read them.

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giraffes714
Aug 12, 2016

The great thing about this life of ours is that you can be someone different to everybody.

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giraffes714
Aug 12, 2016

You are all the colours in one, at full brightness.

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Julia_Kh
Jul 06, 2016

"It's so lovely to be lovely to the one I love"

JCLChrisK Dec 31, 2015

It's so lovely to be lovely to the one I love.

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lilyanelizabeth
Aug 14, 2015

"For what it's worth, you showed me something, Ultraviolet- there is such a thing as a perfect day."
-Theodore Finch

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lilyanelizabeth
Aug 14, 2015

"But winter is here, and I don't know where I'll be by spring. And she's named for a flower, and her father hates me, and I want her to know that I'm thinking of her and that this isn't a season of death but one for living."
-Theodore Finch

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Aug 10, 2015

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TealSeals
Jun 23, 2015

This book is about a boy names Finch and a girl names Violet.

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AletaLindsey Mar 16, 2015

Other: Could be triggering- suicidal thoughts

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