Thursday, 7 July 2016

The Book List #6

After what feels like a very very long time, I'm back with little book review once more. Recently, I haven't been in the mood to read, but low and behold, I started this little gem of a book (sitting on a sun lounger on my holidays) and was well and truly hooked. 'All the Bright Places' was recommended to me by my ever so fabulous #bloggerbestie Lily (good job, Lily - I bloody loved it!) and after reading the blurb thought, 'yeah, this seems the book for me'

From the start you are instantly introduced to the fact this isn't a slushy romantic story of boy meets girl, it goes beyond this. It tackles with the issues of depression, suicide and tragic loss - Violet, the protagonist of the book, is a 17 year-old girl, who's coming to terms with the death of her older sister. She, whilst up upon a 'bell tower' of her high school, meets Theodore Finch or simply Finch, a boy of equal state of mind; both low and wishing death. As the story progresses, they become closer and in the mean time try to save each other from the depths of their depressions. The story is perfectly summed up by the quote on the front of the book, its 'The story of a girl who learns to live from a boy who wants to die'
Overall, I'd give this book a strong 9/10, the story line felt pure, with enough to keep it going throughout. A seriously informative view into the life of young people who are seriously struggling, it so sad to thinking people so young genuinely have these mind sets. I also must add, I found it incredibly brilliant that at the end, after the book concluded, it had the phone numbers of charities or organisations to phone if you needed them, a seriously genuine and though out book.. seriously well well worth the read.
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  1. This book sounds really good. I really want to read it but I have so many booked ready to read right now. Hopefully by the end of the summer I will have started it. X

    www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I definitely suggest giving it a read, you won't be disappointed! x

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  2. Aww I'm so glad you liked it!!! I agree with you, it's so much deeper than your average fluffy romance novel! PS I love how we have our own hashtag hahaha <3 xxx

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    1. Omg seriously I really really enjoyed it, oh its definitely no fluffy love story, so much more to it (and so heartbreaking :( ) - HAHA we actually do have our own hashtag now don't we LOVE IT ! xxx

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  3. This sounds really worth the read! Gonna have to pop it on my reading list. Thanks for sharing!

    Jen / Velvetspring.co.uk

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    1. So worth the read! - no problem, hope you enjoy it if you get around to reading it! :)

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  4. I love All The Bright Places, it seems so real and something that could happen and I feel like it captures depression and suicide really well xx
    www.blossomofhope.blogspot.com

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    1. It really does highlight mental illness so rawly and was so real, so many people seem to love this book which just shows how amazing it really is! xx

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