All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

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Summary

All the Bright Places, written by Jennifer Niven, is a 2015 young adult novel. This story is about two suicidal teenagers named Violet Markey and Theodore Finch.

Violet and Theodore are both high school seniors living in a small town in Indiana. Violet and Theodore are also extremely different. Violet is a very popular girl and a cheerleader, while Theodore is labeled a freak by his classmates and is obsessed with death. The two meet when they both, by chance, climb the same bell tower at the same time, planning on jumping off. While up on the tower, Theodore learns that Violet's sister died in a car accident and Violet has serious survivor's remorse. She is no long interested in anything and has quit many of her activities. Theodore convinces Violet not to jump, and she does the same for him.

Theodore is suicidal for his own reasons, mostly that he is depressed. He also keeps a notebook with information about other suicides.

The two are paired together for a school project and are required to drive around the state...

(The entire section is 350 words.)