This blog post is about a book called ‘All The Bright Places’ by Jennifer Niven.
An exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.
When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school—six stories above the ground—it’s unclear who saves whom. And when the unlikely pair teams up on a class project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, they go, as Finch says, where the road takes them: the grand, the small, the bizarre, the beautiful, the ugly, the surprising—just like life.
Soon it’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a bold, funny, live-out-loud guy, who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet forgets to count away the days and starts living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.
This is a heart-wrenching, unflinching story of love shared, life lived, and two teens who find one another while standing on the edge.
I read this book about a month ago and absolutely loved it. We all know that mental illness is one of those issues which isn’t taken seriously and often stereotyped. People either don’t know what’s wrong with them or don’t share. And when a person needs help, the family thinks that it’s one of their habits, is in their nature, and isn’t anything big. Depression, Bipolar, Anorexia etcetera aren’t issues to be taken lightly and yet they’re termed inferior to physical illness.
I just want people dealing with any form of mental illness to know that giving up isn’t the option and it will get better I promise. If you think people don’t care, you’re wrong. They do. I care and there are so many more people who do. You’re wanted and appreciated and pretty and funny and everything you want to be. You are you and that is the best. You’ll get out of it and you’ll live. Just don’t give up.
SPOILER ALERT: nah go enjoy the book fam.