With having such love for The Fault in Our Stars, I was skeptical about reading this book as I heard it is basically the same story.
Well it’s not. It might have similarities but it is different.
Once again, it was another book that had me so glued, I read it within two days. And you’ve guessed it, I cried throughout the book. (WHY DO I READ BOOKS THAT MAKE ME CRY??)
The story expresses mental health problems perfectly. I could easily relate to Violet at times. It is such a beautifully written book, but I did struggle to read it at times as it felt all too familiar.
Plot: Two students, Violet Markey and Theodore Finch meet for the first time on top of the bell tower in their school, both contemplating suicide. Both characters couldn’t be further apart by social standards, Finch has long been labeled a freak by his classmates and Violet is the opposite as she is quite popular in school. While Finch is a regular at the bell tower, this is a first for Violet. She is struggling to cope with the sudden death of her sister in a car accident. After a while, Finch manages to talk Violet off of a ledge and Violet becomes Finch’s new reason to live, as does Finch for Violet. From there on, the story becomes about their growing romance as well as both characters finding the many other reasons to live. They begin to learn about themselves and each other while exploring the hidden wonders of Indiana for a school project. But, as always, there is a twist.
I will say no more as I will spoil it.
All I will say is make sure you are in a good frame of mind while reading this book. It’s deep.
I give this book a 5/5.
You can buy it here.
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They are making it into a movie currently, so I look forward to seeing how the transfer the book to the big screen!