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The film of All the Bright Places, starring Elle Fanning and Justice Smith, is available on Netflix on 28th February 2020.
Fans of John Green will love this heart-wrenching teenage novel. School students Violet and Theodore Finch first meet on the ledge at the top of the school bell-tower. Of course, it is out of bounds and neither should be there but, for different reasons and in different ways, both are struggling to believe that their lives are worth living. Together, they have something worthwhile to share and maybe, through that sharing, they can save each other – and themselves? Jennifer Niven convincingly captures their despair and their hope and the importance of friendship.
Jennifer Niven says “Years ago, I knew and loved a boy. The experience was life-changing. I’d always wanted to write about it—I just wasn’t convinced I would ever be able to. ‘All the Bright Places’ was written about a very hard, sad, lovely time during a very hard, sad, stressful time - and now here it is in your hands. (I am still pinching myself that it even exists.) Thank you, reader. To me, you are the brightest of places.”
A compelling and beautiful story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who wants to die. Theodore Finch constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself, but each time something good stops him. Violet Markey exists for the future, counting the days until she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief for her late sister. When they meet on the ledge of a tower, what might have been their end turns into their beginning. It's only with Violet that Finch can truly be himself - a funny guy who's able to find the joy in life. And when Violet's with Finch, she forgets to count away the days and starts to live them. But as Violet's world grows, Finch's begins to shrink. He's trying to cling on to all the good things in his life, but will it be enough this time?
'If you're looking for the next The Fault in Our Stars, this is it' - Guardian
'This book is amazing - I couldn't put it down' - Zoe Sugg
'A searingly honest and heartbreakingly poignant tale about the power and beauty of love' - Heat
'Sparkling' - Entertainment Weekly
|Publication date:||30th September 2019|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4|
|Topics:||General Fiction, Personal Social Health Economic , Romance / Relationship Stories, School Stories, Film & TV Tie-ins|
Jennifer Niven is the author of two narrative non-fiction books, The Ice Master and Ada Blackjack; a high school memoir, The Aqua Net Diaries; and four historical novels for adults: Velva Jean Learns to Drive (based on her Emmy Award-winning film of the same name), Velva Jean Learns to Fly, Becoming Clementine, and the forthcoming American Blonde. Jennifer lives in Los Angeles and you can learn more about her at www.jenniferniven.com. All the Bright Places is her first book for young adults. Follow Jennifer on Instagram: https://instagram.com/jenniferniven and Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/...More About Jennifer Niven