Saturday, January 28, 2017

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

4 stars

“You are all the colors in one, at full brightness.”  
Oh my, f---ing god. This makes me feel all the things at once. I forgot how good it was, I remember reading it all in one night all while my Dad cooked tea except by the time tea was up I was crying so not my wisest idea. Honestly, I am so pleased I reread this. It deserves to be ingested and I feel like rereading it was the only way I could do that thoroughly.

Books like this hit me close to home because I am so damn terrified of losing some one I love. Falling in love with a boy and then having them taken away like that is a pain I can't imagine. All The Bright Places is so heartbreaking, I think it's probably one of the most heart breaking of this kind I've read. The thing that gets me is the bipolar Finch clearly suffers, it makes me so scared. It is so intense and so much at once, I couldn't imagine it. It made me so nervous when Finch was going through his manic period, which I consider a good sign, it means I connected with the writing.

I remember this being a book that stayed with me for a while when I first read it. I think it shaped me a little, too. I can't explain how it shaped me but I know it did, by the connection I felt when I started reading it again. I love it so much that I just came up with a story idea inspired very loosely by All The Bright Places which, admittedly, I will probably drop in a couple of weeks. Though, it proves how much this book affects me.

I love dual perspectives, just like I mentioned in my review of When We Collided, I think it's important to gather the perspectives of not only the person suffering but their loved one as well because mental disorders don't only affect the one person, they affect everyone around them. Especially their loved ones.


  1. This is one of my favourite books. I love how emotional it is, and the quotes are so amazingly beautiful.

  2. Oh my gosh, this book. I thought it was a great read! But of course it was a very sad story about mental illness and the struggle that comes along with it. Definitely a must read!

  3. THIS BOOK is so incredible! I read this two years ago the week it was published and I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT. It's so heartbreaking and sad and powerful, and the writing was so wonderful. I love this book! Great review! :) P.S. I'm pretty sure they're making a movie adaptation! :D

    1. It's absolutely gorgeous isn't it? So glad you love it as much as I do!