All the Bright Places: Movie Tie-In Edition Paperback – 3 March 2015
|Paperback, 3 March 2015||
Save Extra with 3 offers
- Bank Offer (2): 10% Instant discount with AU Bank Debit Cards Here's how
- Get 5% up to Rs. 1500 Instant Discount on HSBC Credit Card EMI transactions Here's how
- Cashback (2): 5% back with Amazon Pay ICICI Bank Credit card for Prime-members. 3% back for everybody else. Here's how
- Get 10% up to ₹150 back, pay with Amazon Pay UPI. Valid only for select customers on App. Click here to check eligibility Here's how
- Partner Offers (2): Get 25% back up to ₹250 with Amazon Pay Later. Valid on 1st Pay Later transaction. Check eligibility here! Here's how
- Get GST invoice and save up to 28% on business purchases. Sign up for free Here's how
Frequently bought together
Customers who read this book also read
About the Author
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.
- Item Weight : 298 g
- ISBN-10 : 0141357037
- Paperback : 432 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0141357034
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm
- Publisher : Puffin (3 March 2015)
- Reading level : 12 - 16 years
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,567 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Review this product
Read reviews that mention
Top reviews from India
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The story starts where finch is on the bell tower attempting to suicide and violet comes their and saves his life and becomes the hero of the school after this, even though violet is also willing to kill herself due to death of her sister Eleanor one year back, both violet and fich get into a school project being a partner and they wander different amazing places across indiana and gradually violet learns to live from the boy who wants to die, both are in love and wandering but finch is not well with his suicide attempts and one day they found swollen death body of finch in lake and violet shatters again but she completes the project with the traces of finch.
Author - Jennifer niven
Pages - 378
Publisher - @penguinindia
A total 5⭐/5⭐
. 📎"A heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die"
This one line pretty much sums up the story of the book
I read this book with my guards up, because it's a story about depression (likely to trigger my own),but I don't know how I got so attached to fictional characters that I cried and I don’t know why this book got through to me.
For one thing, it doesn’t condescend, it doesn’t sound corny, it doesn’t try too hard.
Popular girl voilet and school freak flinch meet on a ledge of a school tower, both considering ending their lives,one is saved by the other and in the midst of death they connect,Then they are hurled together into a project that makes them wander through their home state of Indiana, finding brightness in places they never expected to see it
📎For me this was a story of voilet's growth in love and life,and especially forgiving herself
Flinch is seen suffering so badly from his mental illness that almost no one seems to understand,buy his few moments of peace with voilet
📎What I loved?
The characters,they are definitely going to stay with me,they literally breath out of the book,they feel so real. What happens to them feels real especially flinch's experiences, his thoughts.
Also I loved the whole Virginia Woolf tribute
📎What I didn't like?
This would be more of a suggestion,if you are genuinely suffering from depression , have self-harm behaviour or know someone who does,don't get this book according to me, because "Spoiler alert - the protagonist end up doing a suicide"
I just loved the way this boy tried to and in fact succeeded in helping the girl come out the trauma of her sister's tragic death while stinking deep into depression himself.
This book touches your heart and stays with you reminding you that depression is not any different from other diseases and needs to be looked at in the same way. It's patients need to be treated with immense love, not contempt.
People dealing with the same.
The book constantly explores life and death and it shows the reader just how valid life is, and it comes with an overpowering message of doing everything before it is too late. It shows that the thought of ‘what could have been’ can destroy a person.
This is one of the books that gave me all sorts of emotions.
This is a heart wrenching story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who wants to die. 💔
Violet and Finch are two raw and complex characters. Finch is funny , quirky and intelligent. The book addresses a lot of serious issues such as mental illnesses , suicide and depression.
A must read.
Top reviews from other countries
It deals with difficult issues of loss and surviving and left me in a puddle of tears, but I would recommend this book to anyone, it gives hope to those who have suffered loss.
I read lots of books but this had such an impact I think I'll have to have a few days of mourning before picking up another.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful story Jennifer Niven.
They don’t, and that’s the mainspring of the story.
Niven tells it powerfully, through the voice of each of the two in turn, not always in strict alternation, but always one or the other taking the narrative on or commenting on the same events from another point of view. They frequently use the present tense, giving the events they describe a powerful immediacy. It’s a tribute to Niven’s skill that she was able to create two distinct and believable voices in this way, and let them interplay so effectively.
The first voice we hear is that of Theodore Finch, known as Finch, but by the many who dislike him in his high school as Theodore the Freak. There is a hint of why he’s viewed as freaky when he tells us ‘I don’t remember climbing up here. In fact, I don’t remember much of anything before Sunday, at least not anything so far this winter. This happens every time – the blanking out, the waking up… I can’t tell you what was different this time around, only that when I woke up, I felt deader than usual. Awake, yeah, but completely empty, like someone had been feasting on my blood.”
Finding out just what he means by being asleep or awake is the main discovery we make about Finch as we work our way through the book.
Violet Markey, on the other hand, is popular with everyone. She had, indeed, been a cheerleader until her life was blighted by a single, stark, shocking event for which she blames herself and with which she can’t come to terms. It is her pain that drives her, too, up to the top of the bell tower where she will find Finch, starting the relationship in which they learn so much about and from each other.
At first, I was concerned about what kind of book I was going to read, not least because it was recommended to me by my thirteen-year old granddaughter. I wasn’t sure we had the same taste. Was this merely another of those cookie-cutter high-school kid stories? Young people at the end of their school days coming to terms with the urges that overtake adolescents, with the responsibilities of entering the adult world, with the hopes and disappointments around them? Were we going to get lots about makeup and baseball and love and sex in long conversations in coffee shops?
But 'All the Bright Places' only shares its background with those boilerplate tales. It is something far deeper and far more compelling: an account of two young people trying to deal, in completely different ways, with two different types of suffering; of their finding joy and hope and disappointment and despair; of handling them with humour and wit and insight. It’s an immensely funny, deeply poignant and strongly inspiring book which tells us a great deal about much we need to understand, while both entertaining and moving us as it does so.
Above all, it’s well worth reading. My granddaughter was right.
I just couldn't find myself connecting to the characters in the same way that I have with other love stories. Violet especially felt very underdeveloped, and I just couldn't bring myself to care about her relationship with Finch as much as I could have.
The story was obviously intended to be an emotional read, but I just didn't get there. It is great that the authour is talking about mental health, but I just felt that with a bit more depth it could have had a much bigger impact.
I won't cover the plot, nor will I go into much detail. It's not necessary. What I can tell you, as someone who sometimes enjoys a light YA read (at 29yrs old), has a long and continued history with mental health problems and who - much to my regret - rarely find books which pull me in and take me down with them, this one took me by surprise and ended up drawing me into a world which felt familiar and yet so wonderfully created to seem new.
The novel covers mental health, that much is obvious, and the intricacies some sufferers find themselves tangled within; it offers to the reader two young people with very different lives who connect and create a deep (and beautifully cultured by Ms. Niven) bond through difficult and sometimes dark circumstances, likeable characters who I came to love deeply by the end (particularly Finch, whom I could identify with on almost every level); it also brings a sense of hope amidst all of the gritty, complicated corners, even when you don't expect it to.
I was charmed, to the point where I bought it yesterday, finished it last night and am going to read it again after I finish this review. What can I say? Ms. Niven's easy, flowing prose and the exquisite twisting of this story have me sold entirely.
Take a risk if you're looking for an easy read with a lot of bite. Go into it with no expectations, and come out of it wishing for so much more, in so many ways.
A final word: take care reading if you've experienced bereavement of a close family member, mental health issues or suicide ideation. It can cut a little close to the bone at times, even for a YA novel.