Silence speaks

The following is my 13-year-old daughter’s rave review of Jennifer Niven‘s All the Bright Places:

When Theodore Finch, a teen struggling with bipolar disorder, meets Violet, a girl who blames herself for her sister’s death, on a rooftop, they’re both thinking the same thing. For Finch, it’s love at first sight, and not only does he coax Violet down, he also portrays her as the heroine of the story, claiming she rescued him.

Violet is grateful, but doesn’t really want anything more to do with social outcast Finch. Then, through work on a project that takes them all over their town, Violet and Finch come to find what Finch always knew to be true… they are perfect for each other. But with Finch sinking deeper into his condition, and Violet still going over everything she could have done to save her sister, is their love enough to save them?

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven is sad and beautiful, heartwarming and heartbreaking. A wonderful book for 13+.


8 thoughts on “Silence speaks

  1. Sarah

    Silence read this? A lot darker/more mature than I expected. If she enjoyed this, she should also try “the definition of undefinable things.” by Whitney Taylor. Similar themes, but lighter.

  2. Tanya Kyi

    I know! I didn’t actually read this book until after I posted Silence’s review. It’s a tough one. I’ll pass along your recommendation. (And a belated happy birthday to you, by the way!)


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