It was all the rage, all the hype that was trending on Tumblr. I followed a few voracious book readers and it kept popping up on my Tumblr feed. Until one day, I could take no more of scrolling through my feed, and I downloaded the e-book version for my Kindle 5. ‘All The Bright Places‘ by Jennifer Niven. It is a YA (Young Adult) book with a story about a boy called Finch and a girl called Violet.
Book synopsis, courtesy of 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.”
It’s probably my third book that I’m reading that is all about suicide. I read a couple of e-books earlier which were also about someone committing suicide. I’ve yet to know if either character here has done the same deed. It is an easy read, no doubt. But I’m not about to spoil the soup for you. However, there is a juicy bit in the rumour mill that the book will soon turn into a major movie starring Zac Efron and Elle Fanning as Finch and Violet, respectively.