All the Bright Places review by JesusFreak
All the Bright Places
Age Range - Mature Young Adult
Genre - Fiction
Five Star Award

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Age at time of review - 15
Reviewer's Location - Yucaipa, CA, United States
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Theodore Finch frequently ponders how he should die. As he stands atop a bell tower at his school, he unexpectedly meets a girl named Violet Markey. With her sister's recent death, Violet doesn’t know how to pick up the shattered pieces of her life and fit them back together. After she and Theodore meet at the top of the bell tower, they’re unsure of who saves the other. Told with a dual point of view, this heart-warming, skillfully written story will sweep you into the world of Violet and Finch. They must make decisions about how to live life – and if it is worth living.


When I opened this book and began to read, I realized that I was immediately intrigued by Finch. Though troubled, I found him to be a very likable character. The author did a good job describing her characters without overwhelming her readers with an overabundance of information. I felt as if I was in the book with Finch and Violet every step of the way.

I enjoyed the fact that Finch and Violet's relationship was believable. It is hard for me to find a good romance that convinces me of the characters' love, but the relationship in "All the Bright Places" was done very well.

Another thing to comment on is the pace of the book. The beginning sentence grabbed me and wouldn't let me go. As the book went on, I was never bored. The last few chapters were especially beautifully written; they left me in awe.

Overall, this book was an amazing read that I’m sure I’ll read many times again.

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Content rating - mature content

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Quite a bit of language, as well as a few non-explicit sex scenes/situations. Also a couple of violent descriptions of deaths.

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