All the Bright Places is a young adult fiction book by Jennifer Niven. The job was very first released on January 6, 2015, with Knopf Publishing Group and also is Niven's first young person job.
Theodore Finch and also Violet Markey are 2 teens that terribly want to run away from their little Indiana community. Violet is a popular lady that is privately taking care of survivor's regret, and also Finch is a child consumed with death, identified a fanatic by other trainees. Fate brought both together when both climbed up the belfry at college at the exact same time, preparing to embark on the walk. Finch is stunned that Violet is up there since she is among one of the most prominent women in the college. However, Violet has actually been taking care of the fatality of her sibling, Eleanor, that passed away 9 months formerly in an auto mishap after Violet suggested the path house. Violet really feels responsible and also has actually not remained in an auto given that. She stopped the trainee council, after that cheerleading, and also deals with survivor's regret and also thinks she ought to have died as opposed to Eleanor. On the walk, Finch talks Violet down, and also Violet returns the support, however, every person thinks it's Violet that conserved Finch.
As for Finch, he experiences depression and also experiences near-constant ideas of self-destruction throughout his supposed “Awake” durations. Finch's family members do not recognize his anxiety, making him really feel separated. Morbidly, he draws up enjoyable truths about other individuals' self-destructions in his computer system as well as approaches of self-destruction and also the best method to go. He starts a collaboration between himself and also Violet for a college job in which they will certainly discover their house state of Indiana together. Later, in the house, Finch considers Violet, looking her up on Facebook, analysis regarding her sister's mishap (which he had actually neglected) and talking on-line with her.
For their project, Finch and also Violet circumnavigate Indiana to see vital or unusual sites. They see homemade roller coasters, the highest hill in Indiana (Hoosier Hill), and more. The vital thing doesn't seem to be the sites themselves, but what the wandering begins to mean for both of them—especially Violet. The two begin a romantic relationship and also fall in love. Eventually, Finch pushes Violet to get in the car and begin writing again, for the first time after her sister's accident nine months prior. He helps her begin to talk about her sister's death, which her parents have not managed to do. As a result, Violet begins to heal.
Finch, however, is getting worse. He suffers from an undiagnosed bipolar disorder and therefore, deals with very high highs and very low lows. His behaviour demonstrates the characteristic manic periods of impulsive excitability as well as the lethargic, pointless mindset during the depressive periods. He is also beaten by his father and bullied at school. He also refuses to be diagnosed because the labels make him feel trapped. The one shining spot in his life is his blossoming relationship with Violet.
They wander around Indiana together some extra; however, on one occasion they accidentally stay out until the next morning, angering Violet's parents and forbidding their daughter from seeing Finch again.
This begins a downward spiral for Finch, who ends up getting expelled from school. Although he still sees Violet on occasion, Finch is easily able to hide his worsening depression from her. Violet doesn't realize the seriousness of the situation and wonders if Finch is losing interest in her.
One particularly bad night, Finch decides to end his life. He takes a handful of sleeping pills, however, he almost immediately regrets it. He goes to the emergency room and gets his stomach pumped. After that, he tries to get help through a suicide support group in a nearby town. There, he runs into Amanda, another girl he knows from school. She is concerned about Finch's suicide attempt and tells Violet about it. Violet is obviously worried and tries to help. Finch explodes, angry at her concern, so similar to everyone else even though she is supposed to understand him best, and the 2 get in a big fight.
All the Bright Places is written in a subjective style from the point of view of the two main characters, Finch and also Violet. The novel is composed of short sections narrated by Finch and also Violet, that generally alternate between the two characters. This writing style allows readers to understand the changes in Violet as she heals from her sibling's death and Finch as he progressively becomes more mentally ill throughout the novel.
The New York Times favourably compared All the Bright Places to Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park and also John Green's The Fault in Our Stars in that “Violet and Finch are the archetypal offering in contemporary young adult fiction: a pair of damaged, heart-tugging teenagers who are at once outcasts and isolated, trapped by the dissonant alchemy of their combined fates.” The New York Daily News claims “All the Bright Places draws you in and makes you cry with the compelling story of two teens, Violet and Finch. The story of Violet and Finch's quest to find ‘All the Bright Places' is one that anyone can relate to”. Entertainment Weekly and The Guardian both gave ultimately favourable reviews for the work, with The Guardian writing “Niven’s first foray into Young Adult fiction lacks narrative tension but has plenty of emotional heft”.
All the Bright Places won the 2015 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Young Adult fiction and the #1 Kids' Indie Next Book for Winter '14-'15. The novel has also been awarded for Children's Choice Book Awards Teen Book of the Year and also the 2016 Mare di Libri Book Prize for Best YA Book. It has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal and also longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book.