Guys, I did it. I finished a book. Not only that, I did it in less than a week! That’s just not something I thought I could do. I guess that’s what happens if you really set your mind to something, and choose a good book. Because this went so well, I will likely read another, so look out for my post ‘Project: Reading a book #2’, as it will likely come within the next couple of days. So now, that I’ve read the book, I might as well review it, right?
Book: All the Bright Places
Author: Jennifer Niven
I really enjoyed this book. It certainly didn’t end the way I thought it would, but that’s good because it kept it interesting. It is a really well written book. It’s written for young adults, but not in a way that will make it too simple or boring for adults. Jennifer Niven has previously only written fiction and non-fiction for adults, and this was her first book for young adults, so it certainly wasn’t too childish or anything like that.
The book is written from the perspective of two different people, Finch and Violet. I liked how she didn’t necessarily alternate the chapters. Sometimes there would be several chapters from one perspective, and then just a tiny chapter from the other. The story was very realistic and I like that. It makes it easier to imagine it happening in real life. I got hooked straight away because the book starts out with a pretty major moment in both their lives, and I never found the book to be boring at all. Each chapter had something interesting to it.
As soon as I had finished reading the book, I thought ‘This would probably be a pretty good movie’, and surprise, surprise, it’s already been planned and the lead role is even filled already! Looks like they’re planning to release the movie in 2017. Now I can be one of those ‘Hmm, I like the book better’ kind of people. Although, I have preferred movies over books in the past. Who knows, I might love this movie too. Although I’m not too sure about the actress they’ve picked for the lead role – she’s not at all what I pictured in my head.
I would definitely recommend the book – it’s clever, funny, sad, depressing, exciting, shocking and romantic at the same time. I might check out some of her other books because I really enjoyed the way she rights.
I give this book 4.5/5.