AUTHOR: JENNIFER NIVEN
FORMAT / PUBLISHER: PAPERBACK / KNOPF
The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning!
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.
Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.
When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.
This is an intense, gripping novel perfect for fans of Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, Gayle Forman, and Jenny Downham from a talented new voice in YA, Jennifer Niven.
“Lovely is a lovely word that should be used more often.” Page 169
“You are all the colors in one at full brightness.” Page 172
“No more winter at all. Finch, you brought me spring.” Page 265
“Your hope lies in accepting your life as it now lies before you, forever changed. If you can do that, the peace you seek will follow.” Page 349
“The thing I realize is that it’s not what you take, it’s what you leave.” Page 376
ISN’T IT LOVELY WHEN YOU’VE FOUND YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE WHEN YOU’RE NOT LOOKING FOR HIM/HER?
THIS BOOK HAS BEEN AND IS STILL ONE OF THE MOST TALKED ABOUT BOOKS OF THE YEAR. I GOT REALLY CURIOUS ABOUT THIS SO I LOOKED IT UP IN OUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE. AND WOAH! IT’S COMPARED TO TFIOS & ELEANOR & PARK ( MY TWO FAVES ).
FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE STORY, I’VE ALREADY LOVED FINCH! I DON’T KNOW WHY BUT HE ALREADY CAPTIVATED MY HEART. HE IS REALLY ROMANTIC – INNOCENTLY ROMANTIC – AND HE’S VERY CARING. EVEN THOUGH HE WAS FASCINATED BY DEATH / SUICIDE / ANY OTHER WAYS TO KILL HIMSELF, HE HAS A HEART.
I LOVED THE STORY EVEN BETTER WHEN HE MET ULTRAVIOLET / VIOLET! NOW, SHE’S ONE OF THE REASONS OR MOST PROBABLY THE WHOLE REASON WHY HE STILL WANTS TO LIVE EVERY SINGLE DAY.
“NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST” AND ONE OF THEM IS FINCH. HE WAS NEVER LOST WHEN HE’S WITH VIOLET.
EVERY PLACE = NEW ADVENTURE
NEW ADVENTURE = VERY MEANINGFUL
USING THE TRANSITIVE PROPERTY IN MATHEMATICS, EVERY PLACE IS VERY MEANINGFUL TO THEM.
TEENAGERS SUFFER FROM DIFFERENT KINDS OF PROBLEMS. IT’S ALL UP TO US ON HOW TO COPE WITH THEM. BUT I’M PRETTY SURE OF ONE THING, THERE’S ALWAYS A SOLUTION FOR THAT.
APPRECIATION & ACCEPTANCE. THESE WORDS ARE WHAT WE NEED. EVERYDAY, WE HAVE DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES & DIFFERENT LESSONS.
WE MUST BE THANKFUL BECAUSE WITHOUT THESE EXPERIENCES, WE CAN’T GAIN LESSONS FROM THEM.
ANOTHER LESSON THAT THIS BOOK GAVE ME IS THAT WE MUST TREASURE OUR MEMORIES WITH SOMEONE WE LOVE & HATE. EVERY MOMENT WILL LAST FOREVER.
THEODORE FINCH & VIOLET MARKEY WILL LAST IN MY HEART.