As I was searching for a new book to read, I came across this “all the bright places” by Jennifer Niven. I got curious because the description of the book says that it is a crossover of The Fault in Our Stars and Eleanor and Park. Since those books are my favorites, I immediately read it.
So this is how the story goes, a boy named Theodore Finch constantly thinks of ways to kill himself. In their school, he is called a freak and people think he’s weird. And Violet Markey who got in a car accident with her sister. She lives, her sister died. She changed a lot because of that incident and in the book,it shows that she is waiting for her graduation because it means that she can escape that place that makes her remember her sister. They meet on top of their school’s bell tower where Finch talks Violet out of jumping. They became partners in their US Geography class where they need to visit different tourists attractions in their place. And that’s where their adventure starts.
I honestly have high expectations to this book because of its description. I enjoy reading it but I can’t say that I love this book. I really don’t know what should I feel for this. And I didn’t think that it’s a crossover of the fault in our stars and eleanor and park. I feel that it’s just a copy of the fault in our stars except that in TFIOS it’s about cancer while ATBP is about suicide.
I don’t know why I didn’t love this book. I mean, the characters are well-developed, the use of poetry makes it more interesting, and I really like their dialogues. Plus the moral story of this book. Perhaps it’s because these kind of books are really overrated? or maybe, there’s something about TFIOS that makes me feel that other books like that will never exceed TFIOS? I don’t know.