Challenge Thursday- All The Bright Places

Hi everyone! As I mentioned in my first post of the year, I have decided to participate in 4 challenges this year. Every Thursday I will be updating you on my progress with one these challenges.  


The Re-Read Challenge is hosted by Kelly and Hannah. The goal of the challenge is to Re-read books that you love, or feel need a second chance. Every month I will be re-reading a book and posting a bit about it. I haven’t done any re-reads in a while, so I am very excited for this challenge! Stay posted with me on my progress!

January Book: All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven


Publisher: Knopf

Pages: 384

Published: January 6th, 2015

Source: Bought || Hardcover

What It’s About: (From Goodreads): 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.

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The Characters

I really liked both Finch and Violet. I thought that they were both very vibrant characters with astonishing stories. I felt especially connected to Finch throughout the entire book. His story was so honest and realistic. I think that thats how a lot of depression happens. Nothing crazy really making it happen, unlike Violet (who I really like also!) who had a very traumatic event spur her depression. My favorite thing about Finch was the sense of humor and personality that the author created. There was this sense of adventure and longing for the unknown that was in his personality that I admired so much.

The Romance

The romance in the book was honestly so simple and straight forward. I never felt like I was being lead on with where the relationship would go. It was just so pure and truthful. Also it all seemed simple… but then complicated and ahhh I cried so much.

It Was So Emotional!

I was really in need of a book that hit me right in the heart, and this one totally did. I loved the way that it was written. It was like every word was used to give the reader an emotional response.

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What did you think of this YA debut? 




One thought on “Challenge Thursday- All The Bright Places

  1. It was too similar to TFIOS for me to like it (SPOILER especially with the ending. To quote Emily Mays review, “Hmm, so there’s a girl whose name is a color (Violet) and a boy whose name makes him sound like he burst from the pages of a Dickens’ novel (Theodore Finch) and they’re both super quirky, intelligent and know the names of a bunch of dead poets. Then there’s that whole death thing hanging over this novel… why does it feel like I’ve read this before?” lol. glad you enjoyed it though.


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