All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven

Goodreads synopsis: 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.

English review

There is something very special with Thoedore Finch. Niven describes him as a guy with thoughts constantly rushing through his head, an incredibly thoughtful person you can find in a broken world. Finch on the other hand sees himself as a stupid, cold person who ruin things. His way of taking care of those he loves is so beautiful and lovely (Finch would be proud of me, wouldn’t he).

I liked this book because it’s so emotional and well written. You really gets to know the characters and their lives and, best of all, how a life that seems to be perfect maybe isn’t.

Niven writes in a wonderful way. Sometimes a deep warmness goes through your body and a little smile reflects the words. Other times you get a little broken and a tiny tear rolls down your cheek. A lovely story, Niven.

“It’s not a lie if it’s how you feel.”

Theodore Finch

You have to live your life like you’ll never be sorry. It’s easier just to do the right thing from the start so there’s nothing to apologize for.”

Theodore FInch

“‘Lovely’ is a lovely word that should be used more often.”

Theodore Finch

“I’d like to live in a world designed by Theodore Finch.”

Violet Markey

Original title: All the Bright Places

Translator: Ylva Stålmarck

Release year 2015

My rating: 5

Goodreads rating: 4,17


Svensk recension

Det är något väldigt speciellt med Theodore Finch. Niven beskriver honom som en kille med tankar som rusar omkring i huvudet, som en av de omtänksammaste killarna man kan finna i en trasig värld. Finch däremot ser sig själv som en dum, känslokall person som förstör för andra. Hans sätt att ta hand om de han älskar är så vackert och beundransvärt.

Jag tyckte om den här boken för att den är så välskriven och känslosam. Man får verkligen sätta sig in i karaktärernas liv och lära känna dem under fasaden.

Niven skriver underbart vackert. Ibland sprids en djup värme i en och lyckan avspeglas i ett leende när man läser hennes ord. Andra gånger blir man lite förkrossad och en liten tår letar sig ner för kinden. Fängslande vackert, Niven.

Allt det här är bara tidsfördriv i väntan på döden.”

Violet Markey

“‘Vackert’ är ett vackert ord som borde användas oftare.”

Theodore Finch

“Man måste leva sitt liv som om man aldrig kommer ångra något. Det är lättare att bara göra rätt från början, så har man inget att be om ursäkt för.”

Theodore Finch

“Jag skulle vilja leva i en värld skapad av Theodore Finch.”

Violet Markey

4 thoughts on “All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven

  1. Rishika 19 April, 2020 / 04:17

    Great post! I have always wanted to read this book but I have never gotten the chance! I’m hoping to check it out soon though! 😄

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    • Echo 19 April, 2020 / 11:01

      I hope you can read it soon, it’s totally worth it. A heart breaking impossible not to love.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Echo 19 April, 2020 / 11:01

        *Heart breaking ‘story’ impossible not to love*

        Liked by 1 person

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