“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” - Jennifer Niven
Wow...I'm lost for words, where do I even begin!
This book is about two teens, Violet-who is struggling to come to terms with her beloved sisters death and Finch-who is battling with his mental illness and his obsession of death. They both meet at the top of the bell tower whilst contemplating suicide.
This is where their journey begins and a school project and road trips brings these two unlikely teens together to help save each other. However just as Violets life starts to mend Finch's falls.
Will she be able to save him?
Is her love enough?
Will she have her heart broken again?
Wow! This book was great, it had me sitting on the edge of my seat the whole way eager to know what happens next. From their road trips to their quirky Facebook messages you fall in love with both the characters the same way they do each other.
This book really brings us to terms with reality and how a lot of the time people do hide their illnesses and sugarcoat feelings as well as how we label people without knowing the background. This book does cover a dark topic, death and suicide however it reminds the readers of how valid life is and it enhances the message of "Do everything before it is too late". This book is a must read and it really does touch your heart and makes you treasure every moment with family and friends.
As I have said above it does touch some 'darker' topics so I would recommend this book to young mature readers over 14 years.
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven AUD $ 17.99 (approx.)
The Young Book Critic