When I read a book I fall helplessly in to the story and get wrapped up in the charectors. That is exactly what happened when I opened All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.
The story follows Violet and Theodore who are at completely different ends of the social system. Violet is popular while Theodore is labelled as a misfit. They suddenly find themsevles brought together and their worlds begin to shift.
Violet is recovering from grief over the death of her sister while Theodore is suffering from suicidal thoughts. The problem is as Theodore’s world begins to clamp in and feel too much to handle Violet’s is opened up.
Niven tackles the issues surrounding suicide Beautifully. She Manages to not only capture the complexities of Theodore’s brain as he tries his hardest to move past those thoughts but also the aftermath of suicide. The aftermath of the loved ones in Theodore’s life, his family and Violet. This is something that isn’t often considered but Niven does this and the mental health issues in the book beautifully.
All The Bright Places made me laugh and cry all at once. I lost count of the times I was on the bus and I had tears streaming down my cheeks. It has been a while since I felt this emotion when reading a book. I can honestly say I fell hook line and sinker in to the Theodore and Violets worlds and that is down to Niven and the way she tackled such as emotional storyline.
This was the first book I’ve read of Jennifer Niven and I have to say I really enjoyed her writing style and the way she developed the book and charectors within the story. I’ve been looking in to some of the other books she has released and I cannot wait to read more of her work.
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