Today i am going to be doing another back book review. For anyone who doesn’t know what this is, these are reviews for books that i read before starting ‘Escape From Reality’, so i never reviewed. I am slowly trying to do all of my faviourte reads from over the years, and todays book is one that really touched me. Today it is ‘All The Bright Places’ by Jennifer Niven.
I read this book around March last year and i still think it about ti on a fairly regularly. It took me a few chapters to get into the book, but when i did, i couldn’t put it down. It was such an addictive read. There where just so many compleling storylines.
Violet and Fitch have got to be one of my all time faviroute pairings. They worked so well together. I honestly fell in love with them as a couple. Fitch was so good for Violet, and honestly, she was good for him. They found eachother just when they needed someone the most. Both where in such dark places, and then they met, and managed to pull each other into the light, even if only briefly.
Honestly this touches on so many things, and in such an incredible way. In just one book Niven deals with greif and depression, love and suicide, abuse and heartbreak and so much more. I don’t honestly think that i have ever read a book with so many intense storylines. So many tough topics. And Niven writes them all so well. Her writing is so realistic. Anyone who has ever experienced any of the above, will know exactly what i mean. Everthing is just so real.
This book had so many twists and turns in it. The story seemed to be going in one directionand then suddenly switched to another. It meant that even at the end of the book, i was still guessing. I was also crying. Because the storylines and the characters felt so real, everything that happened to the characters, felt as if it was happening to a friend. You actually felt the characters pain and joy and everything inbetween. This meant that i was reduced to tears on more then one occasion (i made the mistake of reading the bulk of this book while visting my nan and extended family for the day….they all thought i was insane. Sitting in the corner, snivelling at a book lol).
This book is one of those that you need to read, it had such deep meanings to it, it will stay with you forever. It teachs you about love and life, death and heartbreak. It is incredible. i honestly cannot recommend this book enough. I will admit the ending felt a little drawn out at times, but overall it was a fantastic read. I loved it, even if it did give me emotional heartcramps for quiet a while.
4.5 out of 5
I mean it when i say this book was amazing. It has been over a year since i read this book and i do honeslty still find myself thinking about it quiet often. If you haven’t read this book, you need to. I will see you all again soon.