I saw All The Bright Places advertised as a film on Netflix, but instead of jumping to watch the film, I thought I’d read the book first.
I enjoyed the book and found it hard to put down, I don’t normally review young adult books I read, but this one touched on many topics that I feel are important to teenagers today. Well worth the read!
The problem with people is they forget that most of the time it’s the small things that count.
All The Bright Places written by Jennifer Niven, is a moving story about two teenagers who live in Indiana.
Violet lost her sister a year ago in a tragic car accident and Theo is labeled as the school Freak.
Both are struggling to come to terms with what life has dealt them, but after coming together to complete a school project, they are able to wander together and find the lovely places around them.
Violet grows and her world becomes more complete with Theo. However, Theo still is faced with staying awake and his darkness.
Is today a good day to die?
Jennifer Niven really brought to life the struggles teenagers go through, the impact of bullying, suicide, mental illness and losing a loved one.
As always, it’ll be interesting to see how the book was turned into a film and if it covers the same depth and emotions brought to life in the book.