Title: All the Bright Places
Author: Jennifer Niven
Genre: Contemporary, (Young Adult)
Published by: Penguin
First Published: January 6th, 2015
Source: Personal Perchace
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.
There isn’t much to say that wasn’t said in the synopsis so I’ll keep it short.
After Finch and Violet meet they become unlikely friends and find that they can be themselves around the other. Violet doesn’t have to try hard to have a good time and Finch can be completely comfortable being himself. They both go through a lot of internal struggle and they both, knowingly and unknowingly, aid each other through it.