Title: All The Bright Places
Author: Jennifer Niven
Release Date: January 6, 2015 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
What did I just read? A book that made me feel depressed because it reminded me of the life I had.
I did not like the book. I really did not like it. It was hard to go on reading, I put it down couple of times because it wasn’t what I thought it would be. The first parts of the book left me confused. I don’t understand what happened at the bell tower and why it was such a big deal. I almost decided not to finish this but then again, I must continue what I started.
All The Bright Places talks about death and ends with death. It tries to put the readers into a sad mood. When the part where it happened, I was just, Oh. So this is where I’m supposed to cry. The book is so easy to put down but is getting harder and harder to pick up and continue reading. It left me confused as hell, and I may or may not reread it. Maybe not. Definitely not.
The characters aren’t the type I fell for. Theodore Finch looked forward to the day of his death which isn’t exactly what I want as a book boyfriend. He also talked in a very confusing manner (or so I thought). It’s kind of hard to understand. Violet Markey is looking forward to the day of her graduation, freedom, or liberation but still lives in the past. She uses her sister’s death as an excuse to stay away from the world, but then again The Amazing Finch comes and she’s slowly going out of the shell she covered herself with. Hmm…
A few hours after reading the book, I felt so depressed, sad… not because of what happened in the book but because some of the lines reminded me what and how I was before. I shouldn’t have read the book. It put me into a situation I tried avoiding for awhile. I have no trouble about books about death and dead people but this just did not work for me. It isn’t for me.