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.
Synopsis of her book from goodreads:
(SOURCE: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18460392-all-the-bright-places )
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.
How did you come up with the idea of your first YA book?
Years ago, I knew and loved a boy, and that boy was bipolar. I witnessed up-close the highs and lows, the Awake and the Asleep, and I saw his daily struggle with the world and with himself. The experience was life changing, and I decided to write about it.
How long did it take you to finish the book?
The first draft took six weeks to write! (Which makes it the fastest book I’ve ever written!)
What’s your favorite YA book (aside from yours, of course) ? ♥
I love Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, but I’ll always have a soft spot for Forever by Judy Blume.
How young are you? =)) p.s. I LOVE YOUR RED LIPS. (even tho i’m not wearing lipstick, hihi)
I’m a wee bit older than 40, but will always be 15 in my heart. J
Do you have a pet? If yes, what’s his/her name?
I have three cats—Lulu, Rumi, and Scout.
Are you working on another project? =))
Yes! I’m writing my second YA novel, which is about a boy who can’t recognize faces and a very visible girl who feels invisible.
(I’M FEELING GIDDY RIGHT NOW OHMYGOD) Are you planning to go here in the PH? ♥
I would LOVE to come to the PH! I’m not scheduled to as of right now, but I am hoping it will happen!
When will be the publishing date of your next book?
I’m not sure yet, but most likely next year.
I hope I could hug you right now because you’re so kind to your fans and you’re so lovable!
I am sending giant hugs to all my PH readers. I love you all so much and hope to meet you in person one day!
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