It all started with a run-in on the bell tower. Two teenagers could have fallen to their death, but they didn’t. Maybe it was luck, or maybe it was fate. Either way two teenagers were saved. Theodore Finch, or better known as Theodore Freak, according to his peers, is driven by the thought of death. Every day he asks himself, “Is today a good day to die?” But some amount of good, no matter how small, always ends up keeping him alive. Violet Markey’s only reason for living is the thought of tomorrow, the thought of the future. Ever since the accident she can’t seem to live in the moment. She’s always marking off the days. Always. Until, she is forced to do a project with Theodore. While they are traveling around Indiana for their school report, she realizes that he is the only one making her live presently. But Theodore is hiding a secret. This secret can tear them apart, whether they want it to or not. This realistic fiction book is heart-wrenching. Set in present times All the Bright Places got me to both laugh and cry. Jennifer Niven did a wonderful job mixing up the emotions in this book.
The reason for my age rating: There are a few bad words as well as 2 to 3 insignificant sex scenes. This book also talks about the mature topic of suicide as well as personality disorders. They even touch a little bit on abuse.
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this book. Tell me if you want to read it, and if you have read it, tell me what you think!
Also, this will become a major motion picture. I believe it is around 2017, but I could be wrong.
The song that matches this book is (Don’t watch until after you’ve read the book. The lyrics could spoil part of it!): Ellie Goulding – All I Want by Kodaline (cover)